After a huge year that resulted in a trip to the national title game, Michigan faithful were let down by a loss in the Elite Eight to Kentucky. There’s a ton of turnover for this upcoming season, including the loss of crucial players Mitch McGary, Nik Stauskas, Glenn Robinson III, Jordan Morgan, and Jon Horford. They will still play very good guards in Spike Albrecht, Derrick Walton Jr., Zak Irvin, and Caris LeVert, but filling Horford’s massive shoes will be no easy task in the frontcourt. While uncertainty surrounds this year’s team, Coach Beilein has silenced doubts on many occasions and made Michigan a national contender. Don’t sleep on those Wolverines.
The Michigan Wolverines operate under head coach John Beilein at the Crisler Center in Ann Arbor. While Michigan is known worldwide for its football program, the basketball program has also had recent success as well. In addition to winning the 1989 national championship, the Wolverines made two Final Four appearances with the Fab Five in the early 90s. The John Beilein era has brought forth a new era of success in Ann Arbor. The Wolverines have made the NCAA Tournament each of the last four years and made it to the national title game in 2013, losing to Louisville. They have 25 NCAA Tournament appearances all-time.