Wisconsin (No. 3), Michigan State (No. 18), Ohio State (20) and Nebraska (21) are the other league teams to earn a spot in the AP Top 25.
Michigan will also face several top 25 teams during its non-conference schedule including a difficult road game at No. 2 Arizona. The Wolverines will host SMU (No. 22) and Syracuse (No. 23) as well as a game against either Villanova (No. 12) or VCU (No. 15) in Brooklyn.
By Alejandro Zúñiga | 2014-15 Season | Posted on October 31, 2014 at 9:45 am
The Michigan basketball team opened its doors to media Thursday for an afternoon of interviews, photo shoots and practice. It was the first opportunity to observe the entire freshman class in action as the six newcomers vie for a spot in the Wolverines’ rotation. Here are five takeaways from Thursday’s open practice.
DJ Wilson adds versatility, length to frontcourt
John Beilein has stated repeatedly that by the end of his career at Michigan, DJ Wilson will play on the wing. But as the coach evaluates who’ll start at the five, he continues to present the 6-foot-9, 200-pound freshman as a viable backup option.
Thursday, Beilein noted that Wilson is a good defender and rebounder, but that he sometimes struggles with consistency offensively.
“We’re still trying to figure out where best to play him,” Beilein said. “We’ll have to plug him in in any position we can use right now.
“I know that any scoring opportunities that he’ll have will come around.”
By Alejandro Zúñiga | 2014-15 Season | Posted on October 30, 2014 at 7:04 pm
Michigan players went through the media gauntlet today, answering questions and posing for pictures as part of Michigan Basketball Media Day. Here’s a look at the Wolverines’ returning stars and newcomers from today’s photo shoot. [click to continue…]