Men's Basketball

John Beilein will spend the week preparing his team for Saturday's regular-season finale as if it were an NCAA Tournament game.

Michigan is in the Big Dance with a win, while a loss would likely put the Wolverines on the outside looking in.

The Wolverines missed a dunk and two run-of-the-mill layup opportunities in the second half of their 68-57 loss at Wisconsin.

Zak Irvin, pictured here on Feb. 16 at Ohio State, scored 14 points to go along with eight rebounds and two steals Sunday.

Wisconsin became the latest opponent to perpetrate a run and do Michigan in, using an 8-0 run midway through the second half to turn a one-point deficit into seven-point lead and eventually a 68-57 win.

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.