Men's Basketball

The Wolverines can take a big step toward locking up an NCAA Tournament bid with a win in Madison.

Kam Chatman has played sparingly this season, but he grabbed a crucial rebound in Wednesday's win against Northwestern.

The Wolverines’ bench success Wednesday took pressure off of Zak Irvin and Derrick Walton Jr., who have sometimes been the Wolverines’ only reliable options with Caris LeVert out.

Sophomore guard Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman pushes up the court in the second half of Michigan's 72-63 victory over Northwestern on February 24 at Crisler Center.

Abdur-Rahkman finished with 19 points, three rebounds and a pair of assists, leading Michigan from behind twice in a key win.

Sophomore forward Aubrey Dawkins goes up to the net in the second half of Michigan's 72-63 victory over Northwestern on February 24 at Crisler Center.

Michigan was able to hold out, despite multiple scoring droughts.

Tre Demps hit three late shots to help stun Michigan last season in Evanston.

To secure a win on Wednesday, Michigan will have to hold in check the hero of last year’s game: senior guard Tre Demps.

The Michigan men's basketball team has seen its defensive struggles catch up to it as Big Ten play has gone on.

The Wolverines’ defensive struggles have caught up with them.

Caris LeVert and Spike Albrecht did not envision spending the bulk of their senior years on the bench.

Having lost three players to the NBA, Beilein and Michigan’s fan base recalibrated their vision for the future to center instead on LeVert and Albrecht. Once again, those expectations were shattered.

Mark Donnal exploded for 22 points in the second half, but Maryland won in the end.

After a game-high 17-point performance in a losing effort Tuesday against Ohio State, Donnal had the game’s best mark again against No. 6 Maryland in another road loss.

Junior forward Zak Irvin tries to maneuver around University of Maryland guards to make a shot. Michigan lost 82-86.

Despite a late 3-pointer from redshirt sophomore guard Duncan Robinson, the Terrapins hung on and sealed an 86-82 victory from the free-throw line.

Junior forward Mark Donnal, who lost the starting job at the ‘5’ position in each of the past two years, is now back in the lineup and averaging 10.3 points per game in Big Ten play.

Donnal is averaging 10.2 points per game in Big Ten play this season and has embraced his role as a big man who can rebound, take charges and play defense, even against players who dwarf him in the low post.