Michigan celebrates a win over Northwestern earlier this season and now celebrate a Big Ten Championship. Photo Credit Dylan Burkhardt
Step aside Michigan State and Ohio State the Michigan basketball team is joining you atop of the Big Ten Conference.
With the Wolverines (23-8, 13-5 Big Ten) 71-65 win over Penn State (12-19, 4-14 Big Ten) and the Buckeyes (25-6, 13-5 Big Ten) last second 72-70 win over the Spartans (24-7, 13-5 Big Ten) on Sunday the three teams all tied with the same Big Ten record giving them all a share of the title. Continue reading
Trey Burke (left) and John Beilein during a game this season in Crisler Arena. Photo credit: AP Photo
It seems like a faint memory of a time when Michigan basketball fans got excited their team finally made the tournament.
It seems like forever ago Tommy Amacker was leading the Wolverines to a NIT bid and fans got excited. Continue reading
The No. 22 Michigan basketball team found itself in foul trouble and being out rebounded during its game Sunday against Illinois.
But the Wolverines (19-7, 9-4 Big Ten) made up for it by creating turnovers and taking good shots helping them beat the Illini (16-9, 5-7 Big Ten) 70-61. Continue reading
Hardaway (10) has his shot blocked by Michigan State forward Draymond Green (23) during his cold shooting streak. Photo Credit: Kirthmon F. Dozier/ Detroit Free Press
Wednesday night No. 25 Michigan routed Nebraska 62-46, but don’t get too excited.
The Wolverines (18-7, 8-4 Big Ten) beating the Cornhuskers (11-12, 3-9 Big Ten) is no big deal. Continue reading
No. 23 Michigan was exposed by No. 9 Michigan State during its 64-54 loss to its rivals from East Lansing
Green (23) rebounds over Morgan (52) during Michigan's 64-54 loss to the Spartans. Photo Credit: Associated Press
The Wolverines (17-7, 7-4 Big Ten) were outrebounded, outscored and outmatched by the rival Spartans (18-5, 7-3 Big Ten) end the three-game winning streak over their rivals. Continue reading
Burke (3) shoots over Will Sheehey during No. 22 Michigan's 68-56 win over No. 20 Indiana in Crisler Arena. Photo Credit: Angela Cesere/ annarbor.com
It’s been home sweet home for the No. 22 Michigan basketball team as it improved to 13-0 in Crisler Arena Wednesday.
Freshman guard Trey Burke and the Wolverines (17-6, 7-3 Big Ten) got some revenge against No. 20 Indiana with a 68-56 win that was led by Burke’s 18 points, four rebounds and four assists. Continue reading
Hunter Mickelson (21) blocks Tim Hardaway Jr. (10) lay-up in Michigan's 66-64 loss Saturday. Photo Credit: April L. Brown/ AP
It has been a strong season for the No. 20 Michigan basketball team.
The Wolverines (15-5, 5-2 Big Ten) are currently third in the Big Ten, they beat Michigan State, beat UCLA and a then No. 8 Memphis, battled now No. 8 Duke and No. 16 Indiana. But there is one thing they haven’t done. Continue reading
Burke (3), Novak (0), Hardaway Jr. (10) and sophomore Jordan Morgan (52) celebrate their win over rival Michigan State. Photo Credit: Dustin Johnston
Freshman guard Trey Burke lead No. 19 Michigan to a one-point win and its third straight win over rival No.9 Michigan State 60-59.
Burke had 20 points for the Wolverines (15-4, 5-2 Big Ten) while shooting 73 percent from the field including three three-pointers in his first game against the rival Spartans (15-4, 4-2 Big Ten).
“If you look in the last 10 or 12 years, it hasn’t been much of a rivalry,” said head coach John Beilein. “They’ve been beating us.”
U of M lead from start to finish in the first half and went into the locker room with a 36-29 lead.
But MSU came back in the second half and took the lead with 6:49 to go in the game and it got out to a four point lead with four minutes to go.
The Spartans wouldn’t make another shot from the field.
After a pair of free throws for MSU and a pair of layups from sophomore guard Tim Hardaway Jr. the Wolverines were down one with 44 seconds left when Burke found senior guard Stu Douglass open under the basket for a 60-59 lead.
Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo (left) and Michigan's John Beilein (right) will renew their team's rivalary Tuesday Jan. 17 7 p.m. Photo Credit: Detroit Free Press File Photo
On Oct. 15 Michigan football lost to rival Michigan State 28-14.
Since then Wolverine fans have had Jan. 17 marked on their calendars, the day their beloved maize and blue welcome the Spartans to Crisler Arena at 7 p.m.
U of M (14-4, 4-2 Big Ten) comes into the game at No. 19 and fourth in the Big Ten standings, three spots behind leader of the Big Ten and rival No. 9 MSU (15-3, 4-1 Big Ten). Continue reading
The undefeated No. 13 Indiana Hoosiers (12-0) are off to their best start since 1977, when they come to East Lansing to face No. 16 Michigan State (11-2). It has been a long turnaround for Indiana under coach Tom Crean, a Tom Izzo disciple.
The Hoosiers are a early surprise this season after beating previous #1 Kentucky on a last second buzzer beater. The win against Kentucky has led to many fans proclaiming that Indiana basketball is back. The win undoubtedly put Indiana basketball back into the public, but with Indiana’s conference record of 8-36 over the last three years, fans might want hold off raising a conference banner just yet.
The Spartans will have to find a way to stop talented freshmen forward Cody Zeller. Zeller is leading the Hoosiers in points with 15.1 per game, and rebounds with 7.3 per game.
The Hoosiers are a high scoring team averaging 84.8 points per game, good for 7th in the nation. Indiana makes sure it’s shots count too, shooting 51% from the floor, good for 5th in the nation.