Before taking a drive to his hometown of Columbus, Ohio, last May, Trey Burke was leaning toward going to the NBA. That trip changed the fortunes for Michigan's sophomore point guard, and the Wolverines, for the better.
John Beilein is fielding a unit that makes the extra pass in order to find the most open shot, and Michigan's offensive efficiency reflects it.
John Beilein is in his sixth year at Michigan. The significance? It marks the longest stay of Beilein's 30-plus years as a head coach.
John Beilein is eager to see what he has and what he can devise to get the most out of the best roster he has had during his Michigan tenure.
The highest-ranked class of the John Beilein era already has shown flashes that it could live up to its billing and beyond.
Hunter Lochmann came from the New York Knicks to join Michigan as its first chief marketing officer for athletics.
Whether it's plainspeak or planned speak, Brady Hoke's ways have permeated the Michigan athletic department.
John Beilein says he's well aware of which "Ohio" Michigan has drawn for its second-round matchup in the NCAA tournament.
Zack Novak rooted for Ohio State as though they were his beloved Green Bay Packers. The Buckeyes' win over Michigan State gave the Wolverines, Buckeyes and Spartans a share of the Big Ten title.
Ben Cronin arrived at Michigan as John Beilein's first recruit. A hip injury prematurely ended his career, but he has stuck around to help the program achieve.
John Beilein has shown his growth as a coach by allowing more freedom for the point guards in his offense. Freshman Trey Burke has made his decision look wise.
Once barely recruited prospects from Indiana, Zack Novak and Stu Douglass have provided the foundation for Michigan's re-emergence as a college basketball player.
John Beilein went to a surprising theatrical reference to inspire his team to seize the moment against No. 6 Ohio State, and the Wolverines responded.
Tim Hardaway Jr. had his worst performance of the year at Michigan State, and Michigan is 2-4 when he doesn't reach double digits.
John Beilein has never been an assistant coach. His philosophy springs from his own beautiful basketball mind.
Trey Burke struggled for long stretches against IU, but he answered the bell late to help Michigan win again.