Men's Basketball

Junior center Jon Teske scored 15 points in 29 minutes against South Carolina.

Michigan might be better off with Teske starting instead of Wagner. The junior hasn’t just affected shots at the rim, but all over the court. He has turned into an example that strength coach Jon Sanderson will hold up for every big-man recruit that walks through the Wolverines’ door for his strength and athleticism improvements.

Michigan coach John Beilein helped his former player, Mike Gansey, get back on his feet.

John Beilein helped Mike Gansey get back on his feet and eventually that led to Gansey winning an NBA Championship as the Cavaliers' assistant GM.

Sophomore guard Jordan Poole hit 8-of-12 field goal attempts en route to a career-high 26 points on Saturday.

Last February, Crisler Center filled with bathing suits and pool noodles — a strange sight on a snowy mid-winter afternoon in Ann Arbor.


Michigan couldn’t stop turning the ball over. South Carolina couldn’t stop fouling.

John Beilein served as an assistant coach for Team USA at the World University Games in 2013.

In 41 years, John Beilein has never been an assistant coach. That’s often the first fact you learn when you turn on a Michigan basketball game.

It’s also not true.

Sophomore guard Jordan Poole finished Wednesday’s game with 5-for-8 shooting against the Tar Heels.

Jordan Poole once said he never missed three times in a row.

Freshman forward Ignas Brazdeikis managed to score in key moments during Michigan's 62-60 win over the Wildcats.

When Michigan's offense stalled out, Ignas Brazdeikis came to the rescue

Ignas Brazdeikis and Jordan Poole combined for 38 points on Tuesday night.

A minute into his press conference, trying to sum up a game in which his team played above its level yet still came up short, Northwestern coach Chris Collins offered the kind of statement you couldn’t have imagined anyone saying about Michigan a month ago.

The Wolverines narrowly surpassed the Wildcats by a two-point margin on Tuesday.

For 23 minutes, it looked like it was going to be easy. Then, the no. 5 Michigan men’s basketball team (2-0 Big Ten, 9-0 overall) inexplicably met its biggest challenge in a season that has included three double-digit wins over ranked opponents, before ultimately winning, 62-60.

Michigan coach John Beilein feels this season's trip to Northwestern is much different than last season's.

As the Wolverines prepare for their second true road game of the season, the target on their backs is bigger than it has been in quite some time.