Men's Basketball

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Ignas Brazdeikis sprinted down the court, caught an outlet pass, cocked his arms back and thundered down a two-handed fast-break slam.

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The No. 19 Michigan men’s basketball team thumped Division II Northwood, 90-58, on Friday night in its lone exhibition game before Tuesday’s opener against Norfolk State. The Wolverines jumped out to an early lead, hitting seven of their first 10 field goals, and never looked back.

The Michigan basketball team will begin its season in an exhibition game on Friday.

Here are three questions the Daily will be looking to answer in Friday's exhibition game.

Sophomore guard Eli Brooks is looking to increase his playing time this season.

Eli Brooks’ phone rang, and DeAndre Haynes was on the other end. Haynes, an assistant coach on the Michigan men’s basketball team, called Brooks to give the sophomore guard a little extra boost before the season.

Michigan coach John Beilein will look to a host of players to replace last year's lost production.

With the obvious caveat that the Wolverines have yet to play a game, here are five observations to draw from the last month of availability and Monday’s practice in particular.

Freshman forward Brandon Johns is looking to utilize his athleticism for Michigan.

Brandon Johns has probably answered this question before. He’s more than happy to answer it again.

Sophomore forward Isaiah Livers wrote a message on his shoes to remind himself to have a short memory on the court.

How the Michigan basketball team has worked on the mental side of the game:

Sophomore forward Isaiah Livers has embodied a more assertive mentality on the court.

Coming off an illustrious prep career at Kalamazoo Central High School, Isaiah Livers joined the Michigan men’s basketball team last year with hype and anticipation as one of the program’s top recruits.

Michigan coach John Beilein signed his first recruit of the 2020 cycle Tuesday.

Zeb Jackson, a four-star guard from Maumee, Ohio, committed to Michigan on Tuesday.

Redshirt junior wing Charles Matthews returned to Michigan after nearly entering the NBA Draft.

Charles Matthews almost didn't return to Michigan, but now he's perhaps the most integral piece of the team.