Men's Basketball

Redshirt junior Charles Matthews scored 25 points in Michigan's win over George Washington

Though Michigan fought through a period of sloppy play, it was ultimately too much for the Colonials.

Michigan coach John Beilein and the Wolverines trumped Villanova on Wednesday night, 73-46.

The question came: How do you keep your team level-headed after a blowout like this? John Beilein gave a firm and predictable answer.

Freshman wing Ignas Brazdeikis helped lead Michigan to a big win over Villanova.

VILLANOVA, Pa. — It happened exactly as John Beilein expected.

Michigan in a game against Villanova at The Pavilion Wednesday night.

The 18th-ranked Wolverines (3-0 overall) jumping out to an early lead and never looking back in a stunning, 73-46 win.

Sophomore guard Eli Brooks will return to his home state of Pennsylvania on Wednesday to face Villanova.

The first thing to understand about Spring Grove, Penn. is that it’s a small town’s small town. According to the 2010 Census, it houses a population of 2,167. It’s known for a paper mill, and the smell wafting from it. Spring Grove Area High School graduates roughly 200-250 kids a year and exceedingly few go on to play any type of sport at a higher level.

Redshirt junior forward Charles Matthews scored 20 points in Michigan's win over Holy Cross.

For much of last season, redshirt junior Charles Matthews cast a frustrating figure for the Michigan men’s basketball team.

Sophomore forward Isaiah Livers manned the '5' for part of Michigan's win over the Crusaders.

Friday afternoon, John Beilein walked into Crisler Center’s media room and offered a warning.

Junior guard Zavier Simpson threw a key assist to Jon Teske in Michigan's win over Holy Cross.

The Michigan men's basketball team struggled against Holy Cross but ultimately pulled away for a 56-37 win.

Redshirt junior forward Charles Matthews shot just 31 percent from three last season.

It goes without saying that no coach expects to see his team shoot 23 percent from 3-point range and make just 13 of 29 free throws.

But for John Beilein on Tuesday night, that was especially true.

Sophomore forward Isaiah Livers is making the transition from power forward to sixth man for the upcoming season.

Last year, Isaiah Livers took the tip-off as the starting power forward in the national championship game. The next game the sophomore forward played in — Tuesday’s opener against Norfolk State — he came off the bench.