Juwan Howard has resumed his role as Michigan’s basketball coach after serving a five-game suspension for hitting a Wisconsin assistant in the head.

WEST LAFAYETTE, INDIANA – FEBRUARY 05: Head coach Juwan Howard of the Michigan Wolverines directs his team during the first half in the game against the Purdue Boilermakers at Mackey Arena on February 05, 2022 in West Lafayette, Indiana. (Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images)

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Howard met individually with each player Monday when the team did not have a practice.

The Wolverines are on the NCAA Tournament bubble with a 17-13 overall record and 11-9 mark in the Big Ten.

With coach Phil Martelli filling in for Howard, Michigan closed the regular season with a win over then-No. 23 Ohio State on the road Sunday.

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BLOOMINGTON, IN – JANUARY 23: Head coach Juwan Howard of the Michigan Wolverines shouts from the side line during the first half of the game against the Indiana Hoosiers at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall on January 23, 2022 in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)

Howard will be back on the sideline Thursday in Indianapolis, leading the eighth-seeded Wolverines against ninth-seeded Indiana in the conference tournament quarterfinals.

 

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