Men's Basketball

Freshman forward Isaiah Livers may not play due to an injury suffered against Northwestern.

The Daily breaks down what led to the Wolverines’ win and what could go wrong this Wednesday to flip the outcome when the Hawkeyes come to Ann Arbor.

Michigan plays in a game against Wisconsin at the Kohl Center Sunday. Michigan won 83-72.

When Zavier Simpson kicked the ball out to Duncan Robinson in the closing minutes of the first half, there was no question what was going to happen next.

Michigan plays in a game against Wisconsin at the Kohl Center Sunday. Michigan won 83-72.

MADISON — On Sunday afternoon, Kohl Center had all the makings of a big matchup: a raucous crowd, highlight reels on the jumbotron and the suspense of an intense rivalry.

And then the game began.

Michigan coach John Beilein is hoping his team can rebound after a loss to Northwestern on Tuesday.

Three weeks of sluggishness finally caught up to the Michigan men’s basketball team.

Ethan Happ does it all for Wisconsin, leading his team in points, rebounds and assists per game.

For the first time in two decades, the Wisconsin basketball program is rebuilding. After two pairs of Final Four and Sweet Sixteen appearances in the past four years, the Badgers have struggled from the get-go this season.

Freshman forward Isaiah Livers suffered a left ankle injury against Northwestern, and it kept him out of a majority of the game.

Isaiah Livers suffered an ankle injury against Northwestern, and his status for Sunday's game is unknown.

Michigan lost 61-52 to Northwestern on Tuesday night.

When the Wolverines falter, they don’t do it with turnovers or obvious sloppiness. It’s a sweeping malaise that permeates every other facet of their game.

Michigan lost 61-52 to Northwestern on Tuesday night.

Michigan couldn’t get anything going against Northwestern’s matchup zone defense.

Michigan coach John Beilein believes Northwestern is capable of making a run like the Wolverines did last season.

Michigan and Northwestern have had a number of memorable matches over the last few seasons, and Tuesday could be the newest example.

Northwestern guard Bryant McIntosh says he has seen a difference in the way his team is recognized after making the NCAA Tournament last season.

The Daily sat down with Bryant McIntosh at Big Ten Media Day in October — before things started to go wrong for Northwestern — to discuss how things had changed in Evanston, how expectations had affected the team and how last season’s game against Michigan propelled the Wildcats into the tournament.