New coach Juwan Howard talks up Michigan at media day
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — When asked if anything about his new job has surprised him, Michigan coach Juwan Howard mentioned recruiting.
"I knew you have to recruit, but all the work that comes...
New school: Beilein leaves college to teach young Cavs
CLEVELAND (AP) — John Beilein stood at midcourt with his arms folded and watched as the Cavaliers pushed through practice drills that the former Michigan coach developed and perfected during 37...
Cavaliers visit owner Dan Gilbert, recovering from stroke
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Cavaliers visited team owner Dan Gilbert, who is recovering at home after suffering a stroke in May.
After playing an exhibition game in Detroit on Friday...
Age is just a number for new Cavaliers coach Beilein
INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — John Beilein was out of bed before the sun came up and on his treadmill before 6 a.m. Monday.
The oldest, first-time, non-interim coach in NBA history was too...
Cavaliers rookie Windler could miss 6 weeks with leg injury
CLEVELAND (AP) — Cavaliers rookie swingman Dylan Windler could miss six weeks with an injured left leg.
Windler, who was selected by Cleveland in the first round of this year's NBA draft,...
Beilein loses his Cavs’ summer league debut
John Beilein's real NBA coaching debut comes in October.
He probably knows a little bit more about what to expect now.
Cleveland's new coach got his first bit of practice for the real...
Long-range plan: Garland’s shooting floored Cavs in workout
INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — When Darius Garland realized the Cavaliers sent general manager Koby Altman, new coach John Beilein and his entire staff to his private pre-draft workout in Los Angeles,...
New blood: Cavaliers add 3 first-round picks in NBA draft
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cavaliers have given rookie coach John Beilein some first-year projects.
Looking to accelerate their roster rebuild following a dismal 19-win season, which was followed...
Brazdeikis wrapping up pre-draft whirlwind
With only a few days remaining before the NBA draft, Iggy Brazdeikis enjoyed a reunion of sorts when he worked out for the Cleveland Cavaliers.
High 5: Cavaliers mulling options with 5th pick in NBA draft
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cavaliers barely survived a stormy season and then watched the NBA's postseason from afar.
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas has landed small forward Jalen Wilson, the last remaining top-50 prospect, to polish off a recruiting class that will finish among the top 20 in the country.
Cavaliers hire Cal women’s coach Gottlieb as assistant
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cavaliers have lured away another prominent college coach.
This time, from the women's game.
Lindsay Gottlieb is leaving California after eight seasons to join...
Martelli, Eisley part of new staff at Michigan
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Former Saint Joseph's coach Phil Martelli is joining Juwan Howard's staff at Michigan.
Michigan announced Friday that Martelli, Howard Eisley and Saddi Washington...
Michigan’s Howard becomes latest NBA player to coach college
Michigan had many options to replace longtime coach John Beilein.
The Wolverines could have gone with a big-name hire, an up-and-coming young coach or a veteran assistant.
Howard sheds tears of joy as takes the reins at Michigan
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Juwan Howard was overcome with tears of joys as he was introduced as Michigan's new men's basketball coach.
The former member of the Fab Five has a five-year contract...
Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert recovering after stroke symptoms
CLEVELAND (AP) — Cavaliers owner and billionaire businessman Dan Gilbert is recovering after suffering symptoms of a stroke and seeking hospital care.
Renaissance man: Beilein ready to breathe new life into Cavs
INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — High on a wall and across the courts from where John Beilein was sitting, the Cavaliers' basketball history stared the new coach in the face.
Cavs hire former Grizzlies coach JB Bickerstaff
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cavaliers have given new coach John Beilein a seasoned right-hand man.
Former Grizzlies coach J.B. Bickerstaff is joining Beilein's staff as an associate head coach, and...
Beilein: Leaving Michigan for Cavs is ‘right thing to do’
CHICAGO (AP) — Whether it was the right time to leave Michigan for the Cleveland Cavaliers, John Beilein wasn't sure.
One thing he had no doubt about was this: It was the right move to...
John Beilein brought success, pride to Michigan
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — John Beilein called it a heck of a ride.
That felt like a typical understatement from Michigan's outgoing coach.
Leap of faith: Cavs sign Michigan’s Beilein to 5-year deal
CLEVELAND (AP) — John Beilein has spent a coaching lifetime taking ordinary programs and turning them into consistent winning ones.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's Charles Matthews, Iggy Brazdeikis and Jordan Poole are declaring for the NBA draft, although they can still come back to the Wolverines.
Another Sweet 16 for Michigan, but no further glory
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — In the past two seasons, Michigan reached a Final Four and a Sweet 16 on the strength of its outstanding defense.
Niagara hires Michigan coach’s son, Patrick Beilein
LEWISTON, N.Y. (AP) — Patrick Beilein is following his father's college basketball coaching career path by moving to the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference.
Michigan returning to Sweet 16 after toppling Florida 64-49
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Michigan's biggest concern against Florida was facing the Gators' lockdown defense.
Matthews’ double-double leads Michigan past Grizzlies, 74-55
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Michigan coach John Beilein didn't need to worry after all.
Four days after his Wolverines' disappointing loss in the Big Ten Tournament championship game, they did...
Simpson directs No. 10 Michigan to 74-53 win over Iowa
CHICAGO (AP) — Zavier Simpson was pretty much perfect, and everything fell into place for No. 10 Michigan.
Just another day at the Big Ten Tournament for the Wolverines.
No. 7 Michigan plays at No. 9 Michigan State for B10 title
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State's Breslin Center has hosted a slew of important games since it opened three decades ago.
Tom Izzo has witnessed them all on the sideline as a head...
Brazdeikis carries No. 9 Michigan past No. 17 Maryland 69-62
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Playing with intensity and emotion after being cut down to size in defeat, Michigan used a strong performance from its relentless starting lineup to remain in the hunt for...
Beilein and Izzo talk about state of game on PodcastOne
Their in-state rivalry is as friendly as it is competitive, and that's the way both Michigan coach John Beilein and Michigan State coach Tom Izzo like it.
Friendly rivals: Michigan State’s Izzo, Michigan’s Beilein
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan coach John Beilein, shaking off the effects of anesthesia, looked at his phone for the first time a few days after having double-bypass heart surgery last...
Poole has 22 points, No. 7 Michigan beats Minnesota 69-60
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — If there's a weakness for these Michigan Wolverines to be worried about, it's lurking behind the 3-point line.
Jordan Poole and Jon Teske swished aside the concern for at...
No. 6 Michigan starts fast, beats No. 24 Maryland 65-52
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — After a startling loss at last-place Penn State earlier in the week, Michigan coach John Beilein had a pretty good idea how his team would respond.
"I had no doubt our defense would be strong today," he said.
No. 7 Michigan outlasts No. 19 Wisconsin 61-52
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan avenged its loss to Wisconsin last month — and coach John Beilein wants no part of a rubber match against the Badgers.
"Ethan Happ said to me after the game: 'I hope to see you again this season,'" Beilein said. "No Ethan. I don't want to see you again the rest of my life."
Brazdeikis scores 23 to lead No. 17 Michigan over Rutgers
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Coming off their worst game of the season, No. 7 Michigan did almost everything right to give coach John Beilein a school record-setting win on his 66th birthday.
Freshman Ignas Brazdeikis scored 23 points, Zavier Simpson came close to the triple-double and the Wolverines (21-2, 10-2 Big Ten) hit nine of their first 11 shots in opening a big lead and beating Rutgers 77-65 on Tuesday night.
Simpson’s triple-double lifts No. 5 Michigan over Ohio State
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Kaleb Wesson was alone behind the defense, with a chance for an easy dunk or layup.
Zavier Simpson — 9 inches shorter — never gave up on the play.
"He just competes," Michigan coach John Beilein said. "He's relentless in his desire to win."
No. 5 Michigan keeps rolling with 69-46 win at Indiana
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — No. 5 Michigan started fast Friday night and never let up.
It was everything coach John Beilein hoped to see at Indiana.
The Wolverines' defense was virtually impenetrable, the offense was balanced and they delivered the knockout punch right from the start. Ignas Brazdeikis scored 20 points, Zavier Simpson added 12 and after scoring the first 17 points of the game, Michigan pulled away for a 69-46 victory.
No. 2 Michigan now 17-0 after 80-60 win over Northwestern
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Zavier Simpson is Michigan's gritty point guard, and Jon Teske is the 7-foot-1 center. Together, they anchor the Wolverines' stellar defense.
When they suddenly start making 3-pointers as well, there's not much an opponent can do.
No. 2 Michigan beats Illinois 79-69 to improve to 16-0
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Zavier Simpson scored 16 points, Ignas Brazdeikis had 15 and No. 2 Michigan beat Illinois 79-69 on Thursday night to improve to 16-0.
Michigan (4-0 Big Ten) and Virginia are the only unbeaten teams in the country. The Wolverines jumped to a 7-0 lead and easily held off the overmatched Illinois (4-12, 0-5).
"I'm feeling very fortunate," Michigan coach John Beilein said. "I know we got the win, but this is a good league and Illinois is going to be a very good team."
No. 2 Michigan pulls away for 74-52 win over Binghamton
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — After another nondescript December win, John Beilein and Michigan are eager to resume Big Ten play.
"I know people would probably say, you'd like more nonconference games, games you're going to win by 20. I don't want them," Beilein said. "We're done with that."
No. 4 Michigan stays unbeaten, routs Air Force 71-50
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Air Force came out against No. 4 Michigan in what looked like a zone defense. For a few minutes, it was working.
"I think it took a while for our guys just to look at the defense and figure out what it was — even the coaches. They had played 4 percent zone defense this year ... so we didn't plan on that," Michigan coach John Beilein said. "Those are all engineers. They know they can figure out something to trick us a little bit."
No. 5 Michigan beats Western Michigan 70-62, stays unbeaten
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — No. 5 Michigan has breezed past the competition for much of the season, coasting to lopsided wins even against ranked opponents.
Western Michigan provided the Wolverines with a different kind of experience.
Charles Matthews made a layup just before halftime to give No. 5 Michigan its first lead, then matched a season high with 25 points and grabbed a season-high 10 rebounds to help undefeated Michigan beat the Broncos 70-62 on Saturday.
No. 5 Michigan holds off Northwestern for 62-60 win
EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Jordan Poole and Michigan finally faced some adversity Tuesday night.
Pushed right to the very end, they delivered.
Poole made two big plays in the last 2 1/2 minutes and Ignas Brazdeikis scored 13 of his 23 points in the second half to help the fifth-ranked Wolverines hold off Northwestern for a 62-60 victory.
"I feel like a game like this brings us even more together, more chemistry, more everything," Brazdeikis said. "So this was really important for us."
No. 7 Michigan gets two big tests this week
Michigan's follow-up to its national championship game appearance has been impressive so far. Despite losing three key players, the defensive-minded Wolverines have yet to lose this season and blew out then-No. 8 Villanova in a title-game rematch.
No. 9 Michigan rolls past Chattanooga 83-55
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Isaiah Livers is doing his best to shore up one of Michigan's few areas of concern early this season.
Livers scored all 12 of his points in the first half, and the ninth-ranked Wolverines cruised to an easy 83-55 victory over Chattanooga on Friday. Livers made all four of his shots from the field in the first half and only missed one for the game.
No. 18 Michigan, Providence win in Tip-Off tournament semis
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Michigan coach John Beilein was concerned his Wolverines might suffer a letdown against George Washington after a blowout victory over No. 8 Villanova on the road.
There was still a tinge of worry during the first half of Saturday's semifinal of the Air Force Reserve Tip-Off tournament when GW (0-4) cut an 18-point Wolverine lead to six.
Brazdeikis leads No. 19 Michigan over Holy Cross 56-37
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Ignas Brazdeikis watched helplessly as his future Michigan teammates got drubbed in last season's NCAA championship game.
On Saturday night, Brazdeikis finally got a chance to help boost the Wolverines' struggling offense.
Brazdeikis scored 19 points, Charles Matthews added 20 and No. 19 Michigan held off Holy Cross 56-37.
Teske scores 13, No. 19 Michigan beats Norfolk State 63-44
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Jon Teske took a step toward being the aggressive player coach John Beilein wants him to be for No. 19 Michigan.
Teske had 13 points, eight rebounds and a career-high four blocks as the Wolverines beat Norfolk State 63-44, giving Beilein his 800th career coaching victory on Tuesday night.
Last season: 33-8, reached national title game.
Coach: John Beilein.
Conference: Big Ten.
Who's gone: Forward Moe Wagner, guard Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman, guard-forward Duncan Robinson.
Michigan coach Beilein reflects on offseason heart surgery
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — John Beilein wasn't all that enthused about taking his annual stress test this year. The procedure already had been put off for a bit because of the Michigan coach's busy schedule.
"I actually wasn't going to do it, because it's no fun," Beilein said. "They get you on the treadmill. They run you."