Men's Basketball

Mark Donnal has been a success in the lineup since he regained his starting spot Jan. 2 against Penn State.

In the four games since conference play has started, Donnal’s combined 57 points are more than he had the entire first half of the season.

Junior forward Zak Irvin celebrates Michigan's 70-67 upset of No. 3 Maryland at Crisler Center on Tuesday.

“I think everybody knows, once I see one go in, I feel like every one can go in,” Irvin said after Michigan upset Maryland on Tuesday.

Michigan tramples Maryland 70 - 67 at the Crisler Center on Tuesday.

Though Michigan’s offense nearly collapsed in the second half with two scoring droughts of over three minutes each, it came back to life at the right time.

Melo Trimble was voted Big Ten Preseason Big Ten Player of the Year before this season.

In October, the Daily caught up with the Terrapins’ star player at Big Ten Media Day in Chicago to talk about high expectations, Maryland’s recent recruiting success and spending part of the summer at a camp with Stephen Curry.

Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman scored a career-high 25 points in an 87-70 loss to Purdue on Thursday.

The Wolverines will likely be without their top scorer again Tuesday night when they host No. 3 Maryland.

Junior center Mark Donnal could not match Purdue's big men in the Wolverines 87-70 loss at Purdue on Thursday.

The Wolverines were eaten alive Thursday in their 87-70 loss, the fourth time this season they have crumbled in the face of larger opposition.

Sophomore guard Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman dribbles during Michigan's loss to Purdue at Mackey Arena on Thursday. Michigan lost, 87-70.

Abdur-Rahkman dropped a career-high 25 points and almost singlehandedly kept Michigan close in a game that, despite the lopsided final score, remained competitive through its first 34 minutes.

Michigan suffered its first Big Ten loss on the road at Purdue.

The Wolverines played each of their four big men in an attempt to combat the 20th-ranked Boilermakers’ size, but Purdue’s frontcourt proved too much to handle, as Michigan fell, 87-70.

Senior guard Caris LeVert on the side line at the game against Purdue at Mackey Arena on Thursday.

Sophomore Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman, who started in place of LeVert, went 4-for-8 from the field and leads all scorers with 10 points at the half.

Two years ago the Purdue men’s basketball team ended with a 15-17 record and finished dead last in the Big Ten standings. This year, 11th-year coach Matt Painter leads a Boilermaker squad fresh off its first NCAA Tournament appearance since 2012.