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
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
Novak bleeding in a win at Illinois in 2008-09 season. Photo Credit: Dylan Burkhardt
You don’t have to lead the team in a bunch of statistical categories to be the team leader.
Senior guard Zack Novak proves that for the No. 20 Michigan basketball team.
He isn’t the top scorer, rebounder, distributer, shot blocker nor does he create turnovers, but he does all the little things which is just what the Wolverines (16-5, 6-2 Big Ten) needed from him Tuesday night in their 66-64 win over Purdue (14-7, 4-4 Big Ten). Continue reading
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
Michigan’s road struggles continued Saturday afternoon as it lost to Iowa 75-59.
The Wolverines (14-4, 4-2 Big Ten) struggled to get anything fall as they shot a horrid 38.5 percent from the field and are now 0-2 on the road in Big Ten play.
The Hawkeyes (11-8, 3-3 Big Ten) took advantage of those struggles and went on a 10-0 run in the second half that snapped any hopes for a U of M comeback. In that run senior guard Matt Gatens hit one of his three second half three-pointers as he lead U of I with 19 points with four three-pointers.
“He had a great game and does a lot of great things for them (Iowa),” said head coach John Beilein.
The Wolverines cut the lead down to five in the first half but ended up going into halftime down 2(35-23).
In the second half shooting didn’t get any better. U of M didn’t get the deficit under 10 and eventually lost 77-59 making it the teams worst loss since last season’s loss in Bloomington, Ind. against Indiana (80-61).
Michigan begins its journey for its first Big Ten championship since 1986 when it hosts Penn State tonight at 7:30 P.M.
The Wolverines (10-2) come into the game riding a five-game winning streak and a strong second half effort against Bradley University in a 77-66 win. Continue reading