Men's Basketball

Madison Square Garden was kind to both the Michigan men's basketball and hockey teams this weekend.

In its first real taste of exclusively Big Ten action — Michigan played two non-conference games at MSG in 2012 — the five boroughs showed it could be a great spot for this Power Five conference.

Sophomore guard Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman takes the ball up the floor in Michigan's win over Penn State on January 30 at Madison Square Garden in New York.

Abdur-Rahkman’s impeccable post awareness isn’t a new sight for the Wolverines, but it was especially helpful in a game where the Wolverines made just six 3-pointers

Junior forward Zak Irvin celebrates after a second half shot during Michigan's victory over Penn State at Madison Square Garden on January 30.

After the Wolverines controlled most of the game, the Nittany Lions gave them a late scare.

The Wolverines are 17-11 all-time at Madison Square Garden.

Sophomore guard Aubrey Dawkins is known for his flashy dunks.

Modest as he is, Dawkins’ arsenal is hardly limited.

Sophomore forward Aubrey Dawkins leads up to a dunk only for the ball to bounce off the rim during the Wolverine's game against Rutgers on Wednesday. Michigan won, 68-57.

After coming off the bench with just under 12 minutes left in the frame, Dawkins wasted little time in making his presence felt.

Junior forward Zak Irvin was two points and two assists shy of a triple-double against Rutgers on Wednesday.

The Wolverines took over the game with a 12-0 run in the first frame and cruised to a 68-57 victory.

Junior forward Mark Donnal has had a breakout season since the Wolverines began Big Ten play

Michigan coach John Beilein, in typical fashion, said that regardless of Rutgers’ undesirable record, the Scarlet Knights will still be a challenge for the Wolverines.

Rutgers coach Eddie Jordan has struggled to vault his team into serious contention in the Big Ten.

The Michigan Daily sat down with Scarlet Knights coach Eddie Jordan at Big Ten Media Day in October.

Derrick Walton Jr. and Michigan have adapted to opponents' focus on their ball-screen offense.

In an attack heavily reliant on the 3-pointer, any impediment to the Wolverines’ perimeter ball screens presents a major roadblock.