Michigan (5-6, 3-4) needs a win just to be bowl eligible, in addition to momentarily quieting the talk about Hoke’s future.
Michigan interim athletic director Jim Hackett says he’s had a number of meetings with coach Brady Hoke, and he was mostly complimentary of how the coach has handled adversity this year.
“Games like this are what this rivalry’s built on, when one team’s kind of probably going to be a big underdog going in,” Jack Miller said.
Caris LeVert had 21 points and nine rebounds, and No. 24 Michigan scored 11 straight points late in the second half to hold off upset-minded Detroit 71-62 on Thursday night.
Hoke characterized the season as disappointing in terms of a lack of execution early but said he has seen significant growth as well.
Zak Irvin scored 16 of his 23 points in the first half, and No. 24 Michigan rolled to a 77-53 victory over Bucknell on Monday night.
The NCAA revealed its schedule for upcoming Men’s Basketball Tournament dates and the locations for each round saying that the new arena will host First and Second Round games in 2018.
Junior guard Caris LeVert of the University of Michigan men’s basketball team was named today to the preseason top 50 list for the 2015 John R. Wooden Award as announced by the Los Angeles Athletic Club and ESPN.
“I do know we’re doing the right thing for these kids,” Hoke said. “The harsh reality of it is I did the right thing today.”
Defensive end Frank Clark has been dismissed from the Michigan football team after being accused of domestic violence in Ohio over the weekend.