Men's Basketball


In its season finale, the Michigan men’s basketball team had nothing to play for. With a Big Ten regular season title already clinched and a one seed in the NCAA Tournament likely waiting in the wings, the Wolverines were in a comfortable position entering Sunday afternoon.

Michigan celebrates after clinching the Big Ten regular-season title.

Following Thursday's win against Michigan State, the Michigan men's basketball team guaranteed itself outright control of the Big Ten Championship -- the first time the Wolverines have done so since 2014. For this year's Michigan squad, though, this is not where they see their end. They have their eyes set on further championships, and they seem destined to get there.

Eli Brooks.

In what was a true throttling, the Michigan men's basketball team beat Michigan State 69-50 Thursday night, earning itself the outright Big Ten regular season title. Following a cagey first 17 minutes, an elbow from Michigan State's Aaron Henry to Franz Wagner sparked a 9-2 run to end the half for the Wolverines. Michigan never looked back from this run, earning a double-digit lead it would never relinquish.

Trey Burke's iconic steal and slam in March 2013 is one of Michigan's defining moments against rival Michigan State.

Mar. 3, 2013. Tied at 56, 32 seconds left. Bragging rights in a bitter rivalry hanging in the balance.

Foul trouble became an issue for the Wolverines in their loss to Illinois Tuesday

For a variety of reasons, Michigan failed to take advantage in the first half, and a second-half collapse led to a 76-53 loss. One glaring cause, though, was Dickinson’s all-too-frequent presence on the Wolverines’ bench due to foul trouble.

Approaching the Big Ten tournament, Michigan will need to regain its offensive stride after a tough loss to Illinois.

Following a 76-53 loss at the hands of the Illini, the Wolverines’ defeat came with a series of glaring holes. None stuck out more than their lack of ball movement.

Michigan lacked offensive spark and altogether dominance in its loss to Illinois Tuesday.

Defeating the Wolverines without Dosunmu, one of the nation’s most dynamic players and the team’s leading-scorer at 21 points per game, seemed daunting. It turned out to be anything but.



Men’s basketball writers join Highway to Hail to discuss the team’s recent dominance and look ahead to the last week of the regular season and the Big Ten Tournament. 

The Michigan men's basketball team has looked like one of the best teams in the country as of late.

With March Madness fast approaching, Michigan looks the part of a team that will be playing on the first Monday night in April.


Another game, another opposing big man stifled by the Michigan men’s basketball team.