Study: Michigan, Kentucky top academics-based NCAA brackets
NCAA Michigan Tennessee Basketball Michigan head coach Juwan Howard reacts after his team defeated Tennessee in a college basketball game in the second round of the NCAA tournament, Saturday, March 19, 2022, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings) (Darron Cummings)Michigan and Kentucky stood out in a study examining the men’s and women’s NCAA Tournament brackets based on graduation rates, academic success and diversity in the head coaching ranks. This was the third year of the "Brackets for Brains and Diversity" study. Women's Sweet 16 teams that performed below their seeding in the study included No. including one last week on graduation rates for NCAA Tournament teams.wftv.com
Collins provides spark, Michigan beats Colorado State 75-63
NCAA Michigan Colorado St Basketball Michigan guard Frankie Collins (10) celebrates with teammates at the end of a college basketball game against Colorado State in the first round of the NCAA tournament in Indianapolis, Thursday, March 17, 2022. Michigan won 75-63. Collins scored seven straight points to cut the deficit to eight and Michigan closed within 36-29 at halftime. Colorado State: The Rams had all five starters return from last season's third-place NIT squad. Colorado State: Will use this offseason to regroup and reload.wftv.com
Michigan's Howard keeps cool after returning to sideline
(AP Photo/Michael Conroy) (Michael Conroy)INDIANAPOLIS — (AP) — Juwan Howard was on his best behavior in Michigan's Big Ten Tournament opener. Whether it was the sleeplessness, the suspension or something else, Howard wasn't his usual fiery self on the sideline. The Wolverines played their first game at Gainbridge Fieldhouse in three years, their first with Howard in charge. And when Michigan's star center Hunter Dickinson picked up his second foul on a technical foul with 5:18 left in the first half, Howard didn't complain. Howard kept his poise, too, when Indiana coach Mike Woodson was called for a technical late in the first half.wftv.com
BUBBLE WATCH: Michigan-Indiana game critical for both teams
(AP Photo/Jay LaPrete) (Jay LaPrete)A look at Thursday for bubble teams chasing NCAA Tournament bids:GAME OF THE DAYMichigan coach Juwan Howard returns from a five-game suspension as the Wolverines face Indiana at Indianapolis in a Big Ten Tournament game with major ramifications for both teams. Indiana (18-12) was one of the top teams projected to miss the 68-team field according to the BracketMatrix.com average. TEAMS TO WATCHFlorida and Texas A&M: Here’s another matchup between bubble teams. Neither Florida (19-12) nor Texas A&M (20-11) can afford a loss when they face off in a Southeastern Conference Tournament game at Tampa, Florida. Puts a pit in your stomach,” Xavier coach Travis Steele said.wftv.com
Michigan's Juwan Howard contrite about swipe at Wisconsin
Michigan coach Juwan Howard looked and sounded contrite about the swipe that forced him to watch his basketball team play five games on TV. Howard resumed his role as coach on Monday after serving a five-game suspension for hitting a Wisconsin assistant in the head during a heated handshake line last month. Howard met individually with players upon his return and led them in a practice on Tuesday for the first time since they were preparing to play the Badgers more than two weeks ago.news.yahoo.com
Michigan's Juwan Howard returns, has meetings with players
Michigan Martelli Basketball FILE - Michigan head coach Juwan Howard reacts to a play as associate head coach Phil Martelli watches from the bench during the first half of the team's Elite Eight game against UCLA in the NCAA men's college basketball tournament March 30, 2021, in Indianapolis. Martelli will fill in for Howard for the rest of the regular season. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File) (Darron Cummings)ANN ARBOR, Mich. — (AP) — 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. With coach Phil Martelli filling in for Howard, Michigan closed the regular season with a win over then-No. Howard will be back on the sideline Thursday in Indianapolis, leading the eighth-seeded Wolverines against ninth-seeded Indiana in the conference tournament quarterfinals.wftv.com
Jones, Michigan beat No. 23 Ohio State; B10 tourney up next
Michigan Ohio St Basketball Michigan's DeVante Jones, right, dribbles up the court as Ohio State's Jamari Wheeler defends during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Sunday, March 6, 2022, in Columbus, Ohio. 23 Ohio State 75-69 Sunday. Liddell recorded his eighth double-double with 16 points and 13 rebounds for Ohio State (19-10, 12-8). Malaki Branham led Ohio State with 18 points and Justin Ahrens had 12, including four 3-pointers. Ohio State: The Buckeyes dropped their fourth game against unranked teams in their last seven outings.wftv.com
Michigan, without suspended Howard, beats Rutgers 71-62
Former longtime Saint Joseph's coach and current Michigan associate head coach Phil Martelli was filling in for Howard. “That was (assistant coaches) Saddi Washington and Howard Eisley.”In addition, Michigan players Terrance Williams II and Moussa Diabate were suspended for Wednesday's game as a result of the fracas. “Obviously, a tough road game and Michigan played well," Rutgers coach Steve Pikiell said. They maintained the lead except when an Omoruyi dunk gave Rutgers a brief tie early in the second half. Rutgers beat Michigan 75-67 on Jan. 4 at home, the Scarlet Knights’ first win over the Wolverines, who lead the series 15-1.wftv.com
'I’ve done this before': Martelli leads Michigan for Howard
ANN ARBOR, Mich. — (AP) — In a hallway in the guts of Crisler Center, an anxious Michigan athletics employee walked Phil Martelli to the news conference. The 67-year-old Martelli, having spent nearly four decades in big-time college basketball, will fill in for Michigan head coach Juwan Howard for the rest of the regular season. I don’t have that in my DNA.”Assistant coach Howard Eisley will serve as offensive coordinator in Howard’s absence, Martelli said. He was 444-328 as the Hawks' head coach, including seven appearances in the NCAA Tournament. “I am not Juwan Howard, and I’m going to be me,” Martelli said.wftv.com
Michigan's Howard suspended 5 games for Wisconsin melee
Wisconsin coach Greg Gard was fined $10,000 for violating the conference's sportsmanship policy, but was not suspended. “I am truly sorry.”Phil Martelli will serve as Michigan's interim coach in Howard's absence. Last season, Howard got into a shouting match with then-Maryland coach Mark Turgeon and had to be restrained during the conference tournament. Howard drew two technical fouls and was ejected from a game Michigan ended up winning 79-66. Howard is in his third season as Michigan's coach after being part of Michigan’s Fab Five teams three decades ago.wftv.com
Michigan coach Howard hits Wisconsin assistant after a loss
Michigan Wisconsin Basketball A fight breaks out on the court after the Wisconsin NCAA college basketball game against Michigan in Madison, Wis., Sunday, Feb. 20, 2022. (Amber Arnold/Wisconsin State Journal via AP) (Amber Arnold)MADISON, Wis. — (AP) — Angry about a late timeout, Michigan coach Juwan Howard began arguing in the postgame handshake line. Howard hit Wisconsin assistant Joe Krabbenhoft after jawing with Wisconsin coach Greg Gard during the handshake line. After the game, Howard pointed a finger at Gard while complaining about the late move. “I would say it was just a good 40-minute basketball game — physical game, Big Ten basketball,” Wahl said.wftv.com
Michigan basketball coach Juwan Howard takes swipe at Wisconsin assistant
Angry coach: Juwan Howard got into a confrontation with Wisconsin coach Greg Gard on Sunday and struck a Badgers assistant. (Morry Gash/Associated Press )MADISON, Wis. — A testy postgame handshake escalated into a fight at the end of Sunday’s men’s basketball game between Michigan and Wisconsin. >> Read more trending newsMichigan coach Juwan Howard slapped at Wisconsin assistant coach Joe Krabbenhoft’s face, setting off a brawl involving coaches and players from both teams, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reported. After Wisconsin secured a 77-63 against the Wolverines at the Kohl Center, Wisconsin coach Greg Gard confronted Howard, who appeared hesitant to join the handshake line, CBS Sports reported. A fight broke out between Michigan and Wisconsin during the postgame handshake line.wftv.com
Michigan's Howard argues with Gard after Wisconsin victory
It was unclear what upset Howard, but Wisconsin was up 15 when it took a timeout with 15 seconds left. Johnny Davis scored 25 points for No. That stretch included a spectacular drive into the lane in which Davis scored with his left hand and drew contact to set up a three-point play. Davis, Davison and Wahl were scoring 65.2% of Wisconsin’s points heading into Sunday, including 67.2% in Big Ten competition. POLL IMPLICATIONSBy following up a victory at Indiana with this home triumph over Michigan, Wisconsin should move up a few spots Monday as it tries to get back into the top 10.wftv.com
Michigan St-Michigan hoops game postponed due to protocols
Michigan Rutgers Basketball Michigan coach Juwan Howard taps his son, guard Jace Howard, on the shoulder during the second half of the team's NCAA college basketball game against Rutgers on Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2022, in Piscataway, N.J. (Andrew Mills/NJ Advance Media via AP) (Andrew Mills)ANN ARBOR, Mich. — (AP) — The Michigan State-Michigan men's basketball game has been postponed because the Wolverines have fewer than seven scholarship players cleared to play due to pandemic protocols. Michigan and Michigan State will work with the Big Ten to reschedule the first of two scheduled games with the rivals. Both schools are requiring proof of vaccination for fans to attend indoor events or a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of the game. ___More AP college basketball: https://apnews.com/hub/college-basketball and https://apnews.com/hub/ap-top-25-college-basketball-poll and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25Copyright 2022 The Associated Press. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without permission.wftv.com
Michigan hoops coach Juwan Howard agrees to 5-year extension
Buffalo Michigan Basketball Michigan head coach Juwan Howard hugs forward Brandon Johns Jr. after presenting him with a Big Ten Conference championship ring before the NCAA college basketball game against Buffalo, Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021, in Ann Arbor, Mich. (AP Photo/Lon Horwedel) (Lon Horwedel)ANN ARBOR, Mich. — (AP) — Michigan basketball coach Juwan Howard and the school have agreed to a five-year extension that keeps him under contract through the 2025-26 season. “I’m honored to be regarded in such a way that the university wished to continue a lasting relationship with me,” Howard said. “I couldn’t be happier for our student-athletes and fans to know that Juwan will continue to lead Michigan into the future,” Manuel said. As a player, Howard helped Michigan reach the national championship game in 1992 and 1993. The 48-year-old Howard, who is from Chicago, played at Michigan for three seasons before Washington drafted him No.wftv.com
Juzang sends No. 11 seed UCLA past Michigan to Final Four
(AP Photo/Michael Conroy)INDIANAPOLIS – UCLA has made more trips to the Final Four than any program but North Carolina. AdThey were clinging to a 50-49 lead when Michigan called a timeout with 19 seconds to go, intending to set up the game's final shot. The buzzer sounded and UCLA began to celebrate, only for the officials to put a half-second back on the clock. They were 3 of 11 beyond the arc, shot 39% overall and couldn't make one at the end. UCLA won a regional semifinal in 2006 and the Bulldogs returned the favor in the 2015 regional semifinals.
Inside job: Michigan goes to the paint to top FSU 76-58
The evening's most telling stat was points in the paint: Michigan 50, Florida State 28. Other lowlights for the Seminoles:— 14 turnovers, including 10 in the first half that led to 16 Michigan points. Adding to the trouble, Walker, the team's leading scorer this season, rolled his ankle at the 14-minute mark of the second half. FSU went on a mini-tear when Osborne and Polite made back-to-back 3s to trim Michigan's lead to five early in the second half. Driving the lane and making the extra pass underneath, the Wolverines made 11 of their first 13 shots in the second half.
Love and basketball: UM's Howard faces his friend at FSU
(AP Photo/AJ Mast)INDIANAPOLIS – It's not that Juwan Howard doesn't love his old friend and mentor, Leonard Hamilton. Howard and Hamilton struck up a strong friendship in 2000, when Howard was wrapping up his time with the Washington Wizards and Hamilton was coaching there. He said even if his late grandmother, Jannie Mae Howard, was alive and playing basketball, "I'd play her 1-on-1. “Johnny is young,” UCLA coach Mick Cronin said after the BYU game. He’s improved immensely.”___More AP College Basketball: https://apnews.com/hub/college-basketball; and https://apnews.com/hub/ncaa-mens-bracket
NBA veterans Patrick Ewing, Juwan Howard and Penny Hardaway return to their alma maters
NBA veterans Patrick Ewing, Juwan Howard and Penny Hardaway return to their alma maters NBA veterans Patrick Ewing, Juwan Howard and Penny Hardaway got their start while playing hoops for top colleges. Now they're back at their alma maters as coaches of their NCAA men's basketball teams. "CBS This Morning: Saturday" co-host Dana Jacobson spoke to the trio about their journey.cbsnews.com
Big Ten comeback: Michigan topples LSU 86-78
(AP Photo/Darron Cummings)INDIANAPOLIS – What the Big Ten needed was someone, anyone, to start playing like it came from the Big Ten. AdBut during the 14-1 stretch that opened things up, Michigan did what typical Big Ten teams are supposed to do. Most-telling stat of the night was points off the bench: Michigan 26, LSU 2. His 27 points kept LSU in range in the second half, but Wagner altered his shot underneath at the end of that stretch. Michigan shot 53 percent and made 10 of 25 3-pointers.
Howard, Michigan roll past Texas Southern in NCAA tourney
– Juwan Howard got the win in his first NCAA Tournament game since taking over at Michigan, guiding Mike Smith and the top-seeded Wolverines to an 82-66 victory over Texas Southern on Saturday. It's his second season in charge, but the NCAA Tournament was canceled last year because of the pandemic. Howard and the Wolverines (21-4) had little trouble with the No 16 seed Texas Southern, but the absence of Livers could lead to adversity down the road. It wasn’t perfect as Texas Southern outscored Michigan 42-30 in the paint and got within 12 late, causing Dickinson to re-enter the game. Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference member Norfolk State ousted Appalachian State on the same court, marking the first time SWAC and MEAC schools won NCAA Tournament games on the same day.
Picking the bracket: The Big Ten will feel right at home
Second round winners: Michigan, Florida State, Texas, Alabama. On to the upsets ...First round winners: Baylor, North Carolina, Winthrop, Purdue, Texas Tech, Colgate, Virginia Tech, Ohio State. AdFirst round winners: Gonzaga, Missouri, UCSB, Virginia, USC, Kansas, VCU, Iowa. Second round winners: Gonzaga, Virginia, USC, Iowa. The Big Ten tournament gets replaced by a Final Four in the heart of Big Ten country.
Howard tossed, No. 4 Michigan tops Terps, Big Ten semis next
(AP Photo/Michael Conroy)INDIANAPOLIS – All Michigan coach Juwan Howard intended to do, he said, when he started walking toward the baseline during the second half of Friday’s Big Ten Tournament quarterfinals was question a call. After the game, Howard apologized for his actions — and also placed blame on the other bench. Don’t talk to me ever again,’ Then he charged at me. All I said is, ‘Don’t talk to me, don’t talk to me.’”Maryland scored five points after the fracas to cut the deficit in half. BIG PICTUREMaryland: A strong finish — and Thursday's victory over Michigan State — should be enough to get an NCAA Tournament bid.
Michigan State beats No. 2 Michigan 70-64, boosts NCAA hopes
Rocket Watts scored 21 points and Aaron Henry had 18 to lead the Spartans in a 70-64 victory over No. The Wolverines (19-3, 14-3) closed the regular season getting routed at home by the Fighting Illini, beating Michigan State handily to clinch the Big Ten title and losing the rematch three days later. They were ready to play today and we weren’t.”AdJoey Hauser scored nine of his 11 points off the bench in the first half as Michigan State led 30-26. SENIOR MOMENTFifth-year senior Joshua Langford, who missed much of the previous two seasons with injury, made a 3-point shot with 49 seconds left to give Michigan State a 64-59 lead. UP NEXTThe Big Ten Tournament begins Wednesday in Indianapolis, where first-seeded Michigan may meet Michigan State for a third time.
No. 2 Michigan clinches Big Ten, beats Michigan State 69-50
2 Michigan wrapped up the Big Ten title with a 69-50 victory over rival Michigan State on Thursday night. The Wolverines won it again in 2014. Aaron Henry scored 14 points for Michigan State (14-11, 8-11), which will finish with a losing conference record for the first time since 1993. Michigan State went 0 for 9 from 3-point range, its first game without a 3 since Nov. 15, 2013 against Columbia, according to Sportradar. MOTIVATIONAL VIDEOFormer Michigan State star Draymond Green made an appearance in a pregame video the Wolverines watched.
Michigan leaps Baylor into second behind Gonzaga in Top 25
Gonzaga continued to hold down the top spot in the Top 25, just as it has all season, receiving 59 of 63 first-place votes among national media members. Illinois climbed one spot to fourth and Iowa gave the Big Ten three teams in the top five. They have a showdown with the Illini on Tuesday night before wrapping up the regular season with a home-and-home series against Michigan State. That’s a big part of what they’re doing.”West Virginia continued its steady climb, up four spots to No. The newcomer Boilermakers and sliding Badgers give the Big Ten six teams in the Top 25, one fewer than the poll-leading Big 12.
Dickinson impresses as No. 3 Michigan routs No. 9 Iowa 79-57
Dickinson gave Garza fits around the basket, and Franz Wagner scored 21 points to lead No. Michigan answered that with a 14-2 run that took place mostly while Dickinson was on the bench. The 7-foot-1 Dickinson, who like Garza went to high school in the Washington area, blocked Garza's first shot attempt of the game. “I know I’ve got to be better for my team,” Garza said. Michigan: The Wolverines have only one day off before playing at Indiana on Saturday.
Dickinson's 22 lifts No. 3 Michigan over No. 4 Ohio St 92-87
Liddell during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Sunday, Feb. 21, 2021, in Columbus, Ohio. After six ties in the second half, Michigan pulled away in the final minutes and then held off Ohio State 92-87 Sunday in a meeting that showcased two teams aiming for No. Ad“I thought his length and size bothered us," Ohio State coach Chris Holtmann acknowledged. Ohio State and Michigan both are projected to be No. Ohio State: At Michigan State on Thursday.
No. 7 Michigan routs No. 9 Wisconsin 77-54
Then, unbelievably, the Wolverines led No. The Wolverines outscored the Badgers 43-6 over a stretch that spanned parts of both halves, and Michigan remained unbeaten with a 77-54 win Tuesday. They have a lot of players and they have playmakers on both ends of the floor," said D'Mitrik Trice, who led Wisconsin with 20 points. Michigan led 26-23 before scoring the last 14 points of the half. Michigan led by 29 against Northwestern before winning by 19.
Michigan's Juwan Howard lands top-rated recruiting class
Juwan Howard's coaching acumen was never in doubt when he took over as Michigan's coach in 2019. Howard's 2021 class, rated No. The first day of the early signing period was Wednesday, but Michigan won't officially announce its 2021 recruiting class until the last player in it has signed on Friday. 4 overall recruiting class, topped by Trey Patterson, a 6-7 forward from Somerset, New Jersey, rated No. Coach Leonard Hamilton and the Seminoles still have three more commits expected to sign soon, including five-star players Matthew Cleveland and Jalen Warley, in a class rated No.