A year after a run to the national championship game, Michigan basketball is in a semi-rebuilding mode after losing its two best players. Guards Trey Burke and Tim Hardaway, Jr. have moved on to the NBA, leaving sophomores Glenn Robinson III (11.0 PPG), Nik Stauskas (11.0 PPG), and Mitch McGary (7.5 PPG, 6.3 RPG). Even sophomore Spike Albrecht, a little-used reserve in the regular season, came up big in the NCAA Tournament. And five-star recruit Zak Irvin was snatched out of Indiana, a state where many a Cody Zeller has stayed local, and signed with Michigan. Point guard Derrick Walton and power forward Mark Donnal are two other four-star recruits Wolverines fans can look forward to seeing. The team will certainly look different, but the Wolverines should contend again in the Big Ten. Gold Coast Tickets has the tickets to get you in!
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 moderate 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 four times in the last five years after going 11 seasons with no appearances. They have 24 NCAA Tournament appearances all-time.