Hot topics close

Michigan basketball fans fed up after damaging Big Ten tournament ...

Michigan basketball fans fed up after damaging Big Ten tournament
Michigan made a season-low four field goals in the second half in a loss to Rutgers in the Big Ten tournament, ending NCAA tournament hopes

Michigan basketball's NCAA tournament hopes likely ended Thursday in the second round of the 2023 Big Ten tournament.

No. 8 seed Michigan got completely outplayed in the second half, suffering a damaging 62-50 loss to No. 9 Rutgers at United Center in Chicago.

The Wolverines, now 17-15, entered play widely considered by experts among the "First Four Out" for the NCAA tournament. Their second-half play did not help the cause.

Michigan held a 28-25 halftime lead, but made one field goal in the second half over the first 19 minutes, and finished 4-for-21 shooting in the second half, a season low for made baskets. The Wolverines were beat to rebounds, gave up a layup to the free throw shooter after a miss, and were completely outclassed by a Rutgers team they beat 58-45 on the road Feb. 23.

Michigan finishes the season 3-12 vs. Quad I opponents, and looks set to miss March Madness for the first time since 2015.

OPINION:Juwan Howard's Michigan basketball team got better this year. For now, that's what matters

BRACKET:2023 Big Ten men's basketball tournament: Schedule, TV, streaming info, scores

Here's a sample of the reaction, with coach Juwan Howard getting much of the heat. Michigan is 36-30 over the past two seasons, though it did make a Sweet 16 run in 2022 to finish 19-15.

Similar shots
  • Talking Points Michigan Basketball Pre  PostOp Of A Quiet
News Archive
  • Volkswagen
    Volkswagen's name change of U.S. operations to 'Voltswagen' was April Fool's marketing prank
    30 Mar 2021
  • Princess of Wales
    Princess of Wales
    Princess Kate surgery announcement leaves questions, but here's ...
    17 Jan 2024
  • Cain Velasquez
    Cain Velasquez
    Cain Velasquez attempted to shoot man accused of molesting his relative
    1 Mar 2022