Men's Basketball


For better or worse, Juwan Howard had a feeling Saturday would dictate the direction of the Wolverines’ season.


After an 87-69 loss in January, the Michigan men’s basketball team bested the 16th-ranked Spartans 77-68 this Saturday.

Making his way back to the starting lineup after a groin injury, junior forward Isaiah Livers put up 14 in the Wolverines’s win.

Juwan Howard harkened back to a 2005 injury of his own when asked about Isaiah Livers on Friday.

During the recovery process, Howard came down with the flu. The illness ultimately caused a viral infection to his heart, and by the first week of April, team doctors declared it season-ending.

Nearly 15 years later, Howard found himself recalling his sprain-turned-infection at the Crisler Center podium on his 47th birthday. Now in his first season as the Michigan men’s basketball team coach, he likened his own experience to what junior forward Isaiah Livers has suffered through over the last month and change.

Michigan coach Juwan Howard has taken the rivalry with Michigan State in a new direction.

With Howard quickly amassing one of the Wolverines’ most highly-ranked recruiting classes in the last two decades, things are going to look a lot different when Michigan and Michigan State suit up in the future.

Senior forward Austin Davis had a breakout game against Ohio State, adding consistency to the roster

Austin Davis’ improvement into a reliable center has been a surprising development for Michigan this season. This may be the Austin Davis breakout season, or at least as close to it as could have been reasonably expected.

Senior guard Zavier Simpson committed a crucial flagrant foul in Michigan's loss Tuesday.

For the second time in as many games at Crisler Center, the game still hung in the balance as the clock wound down.

Freshman wing Franz Wagner has struggled from 3-point range recently.

For all the romanticized and clichéd reasons to love sports, seeing a buzzer-beating 3-pointer hit nothing but net has to be near the top of the list.

Michigan fell to Ohio State, 61-58, in its third straight home loss Tuesday.

Whenever Wolverines and Buckeyes collide, sparks fly — and not in a sentimental way. That’s to be expected from two bitter rivals. 

The Michigan men’s basketball team and its Tuesday night opponent, Ohio State, have had similar trajectories so far this season.

Rarely though, does the season-long trajectory of two teams nearly mirror itself. Let alone rivals in the same conference.
But, that just so happens to be the case with the Michigan men’s basketball team and its opponent Tuesday: Ohio State.

Michigan left Madison Square Garden with a 69-63 win over Rutgers.

NEW YORK — If this is what a turning point looks like, Michigan will take it.