Men's Basketball

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The Michigan basketball team knew its early-season matchup against Creighton would be telling.

Sophomore forward Colin Castleton will have an increased role off the bench this season.

After Brazdeikis and Matthews left for the NBA Draft, Livers assumed a role as a starter. Now sophomores, Johns and Castleton spent the summer in Ann Arbor, where they gained much-needed muscle ahead of their anticipated spikes in playing time. Howard envisions both players as pieces capable of scoring at all three levels, holding their own on the glass and guarding multiple positions.

Junior guard Eli Brooks scored a career-high 24 points in Michigan’s win over Appalachian State.

The Michigan men’s basketball team’s first win of the season was … not pretty.

But maybe that was the point. 

Senior center Jon Teske scored 17 points, including 11 points in the first five minutes, to pace Michigan in its 79-71 win over Appalachian State on Tuesday night.

When Jon Teske’s baseline post hook grazed the left side of the rim on the opening possession, it didn’t take long for him to clean up his own mess.

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The utter delirium that characterized the first twenty minutes of Michigan coach Juwan Howard’s inaugural game eventually gave way to frustration and concern in the second half as a slew of turnovers and missed shots almost cost the Wolverines the game. Ultimately, Michigan overcame its near collapse, winning 79-71 against the Mountaineers (0-1) in a hard-fought, yet thoroughly unconvincing opener.

Coach Juwan Howard brings a myriad of changes to the Michigan program.

When Michigan’s season tips off tonight, only the Wolverines’ jerseys will remind you of yesteryear.

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If Jon Teske scooped up a loose ball on defense and threw an outlet pass to Zavier Simpson at this time last year, the Michigan basketball team would’ve happily settled into its half court offense.

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In an 82-51 win over Saginaw Valley State, Michigan coach Juwan Howard got his first win with the Wolverines in dominating fashion.

While it may have just been an exhibition match, it’s a significant milestone nonetheless.

Michigan coach Juwan Howard will be on the sidelines for the first time Friday for the Wolverines' exhibition game.

John Beilein jumped to the professional ranks. Nine days later, “Fab Five” member Juwan Howard returned to Ann Arbor as the Wolverines’ head coach. From there, Luke Yaklich and DeAndre Haynes moved on, while Phil Martelli and Howard Eisley moved in. On July 6th, budding German star Franz Wagner committed to Michigan — his brother’s alma mater. And finally, just two weeks ago, Howard landed his first five star recruit, 2020 forward Isaiah Todd. Tomorrow night though, after a six-month long hiatus, the Wolverines will play a basketball game.

The Michigan men's basketball team has a new assistant coach in Howard Eisley.

Though he’d never coached college basketball before, Howard Eisley’s decision to join the Michigan men’s basketball program as an assistant coach this summer was a homecoming of sorts.