Men's Basketball

Senior guard Caris LeVert dunks the ball during Michigan's win over North Carolina State.

What started as a game solely dominated by North Carolina State quickly descended into a back-and-forth contest.

Moritz Wagner will look to build off of his breakout game in the Bahamas.

The Wolverines’ supposedly cushy travel arrangements backfired in a big way on Saturday as they flew back from the Battle 4 Atlantis, resulting in an 11-hour delay.

Ricky Doyle and the Michigan big men made strides in the Bahamas.

The Wolverines’ bigs — a motley crew of Ricky Doyle, Moritz Wagner, D.J. Wilson and Mark Donnal — are “trying to learn to play hard and smart,” John Beilein said.

Many Michigan fans spent Thanksgiving watching the Wolverines play in the Battle 4 Atlantis.

For a handful of Michigan fans, Thanksgiving turkey was served with a side of college hoops this year.

Freshman Moritz Wagner throws the ball off a Texas player's leg during Michigan's 78-72 win on Friday.

Texas’ late-game charge created some pressure, but the four-man plan at center was surprisingly effective on Friday, and has been throughout the season.

Derrick Walton Jr. brings the ball up the floor on Friday against Texas.

In a matter of 48 hours, the Michigan men’s basketball team went from a team that couldn’t make a shot to one that barely missed.

Caris LeVert attempts a free throw during Michigan's victory over Charlotte on Thursday night.

It’s no secret: Caris LeVert is Michigan’s biggest threat on offense.

Moritz Wagner scored a career-high 19 points in Michigan's win Thursday night.

Wagner came into his own during the Wolverines’ 102-47 win over Charlotte on Thursday, scoring 19 points in just 16 minutes and helping Michigan to a 102-47 win.

Michigan beat Charlotte on Thursday in the second round of the Battle 4 Atlantis.

PARADISE ISLAND, The Bahamas  — After knocking down a 3-pointer early in the first half, Zak Irvin pounded his chest twice, yelled at his teammates and ran back on defense.

Moritz Wagner warms up before the Michigan-Connecticut game on Wednesday at the Battle 4 Atlantis.

The season is just four games old, but it’s somehow crunch time for the Michigan men’s basketball team.