Men's Basketball

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.

Junior guard Zak Irvin takes the ball up the court during Michigan's 76-66 loss to Ohio State University in Columbus on February 16.

The most tangible evidence of Michigan’s fatigue didn’t even come from the players on the floor — it came from the notable face missing, senior guard Caris LeVert.

Junior guard Derrick Walton Jr. gets blocked during Michigan's 76-66 loss to Ohio State University in Columbus on February 16.

Ohio State jumped out to an eight-point lead at halftime and never relinquished that advantage in a 76-66 win against Michigan.

Caris LeVert finally made his return to the court against Purdue on Saturday.

Monday, two days after returning to action in the Michigan men’s basketball team’s win against Purdue on Saturday, senior guard Caris LeVert addressed the media for the first time since his Dec. 30 injury at Illinois.

Junior guard Zak Irvin shoots for three points against Purdue at the Crisler Center on Saturday. Michigan won 61 - 56.

Michigan played one of its more inspired, physical games of the season, beating Purdue on the glass and in the paint.

Junior guards Zak Irvin Derrick Walton Jr. together after Michigan's victory over Purdue at the Crisler Center on Saturday. Michigan defeated Purdue 61 - 56.

The Wolverines scored the last 11 points in the game to upset the 18th-ranked Boilermakers at Crisler Center.

Senior guard Caris LeVert has missed the last 11 games after suffering an injury to his lower left leg.

LeVert has not played since the Wolverines’ Dec. 30 game at Illinois in which he suffered an injury to his lower left leg.

Unprompted, Beilein presented a staunch defense of senior guard Caris LeVert who has missed the last 11 games due to a lower left leg injury.

Junior guard Derrick Walton Jr. scored a career-high 26 points in the Wolverines' 82-74 win over Minnesota on Wednesday.

Walton was told in explicit terms what he needed to do to help the Wolverines over the hump, and he went above and beyond.

John Beilein gave his team confidence late in the Wolverines' 82-74 win over Minnesota on Wednesday night.

Minnesota made it close in a 82-74 Michigan win on Wednesday night.