No. 12 Michigan and No. 22 Michigan State both earned first-round byes in this year’s Big Ten tournament.
Michigan avenged last year’s defeat in the last game of the regular season.
The University of Michigan men’s basketball team and adidas unveiled today (Thursday, March 6) the Made in March Uniform System for the 2014 basketball postseason.
Nik Stauskas scored 24 points and No. 12 Michigan shot 70 percent from the 3-point line to win its first Big Ten title outright since 1986 with an 84-53 victory over Illinois on Tuesday night.
With an undergraduate degree from Michigan but one more year of basketball eligibility, fifth-year-senior-to-be Jordan Morgan had some options.
On a team with just one junior and one senior, maturity could easily be an issue. For Michigan, with 13 players in either their freshman or sophomore year, the opposite has been the case.
Denise Ilitch waved a cautionary flag about the commercialization of UM athletics.
Nik Stauskas scored 21 points and Glenn Robinson III provided an emotional lift with his dunks as No. 16 Michigan clinched at least a share of the Big Ten title with a 66-56 victory over Minnesota on Saturday night.
Three games remain in the regular season for Michigan, and the Wolverines sit alone in first place in the conference standings.
Michigan’s defensive coaching staff got a shakeup, and so did the scheme, and so did the positioning of one of the team’s best players.