Michigan Wolverines news: Basketball sweeps, recruiting updates and more

Michigan center Hunter Dickinson (1) celebrates a play against Ohio State with teammates during the second half at Crisler Center in Ann Arbor on Sunday, Feb. 5, 2023.
Michigan center Hunter Dickinson (1) celebrates a play against Ohio State with teammates during the second half at Crisler Center in Ann Arbor on Sunday, Feb. 5, 2023. /

In our latest Michigan Wolverines news roundup, we look back at two wins for the basketball teams, some Michigan football recruiting, and more. 

Sunday proved to be a pretty good day for the Michigan Wolverines and their fans as both Michigan basketball teams notched wins over their rivals.

First, it was the men’s basketball team taking care of business against Ohio State. Michigan basketball won a second game in a row after leading wire-to-wire against the Buckeyes. 

In the grand scheme of things, it means that Michigan is still alive and its NCAA tournament bubble hasn’t been burst. There are two more home games this week. Nebraska comes to Ann Arbor on Wednesday, followed by Indiana on Saturday.

If Michigan basketball can win those two games, it will be 15-10 and it will be right back in the conversation as an NCAA tournament team.

Michigan Wolverines beat Michigan State in women’s basketball

The Michigan women’s basketball team continues to impress and notched its third straight win by knocking off Michigan State in East Lansing 77-67.

It wasn’t easy though. The Wolverines trailed by seven points at the half but started to turn the tide in the third quarter. Michigan scored 23 in the third and 21 in the fourth — totaling 44 in the second half compared to just 27 for the Spartans.

Leigha Brown continued to play out of her mind. She finished with 29 points, 12 rebounds, and eight assists. She was 12-of-13 from the free-throw line too. Maddie Nolan also stepped up in a big way for the Wolverines, connecting on 5-of-8 shots from downtown. She finished with 22.

The Michigan women’s basketball team is now 19-5 on the season and 9-5 in the Big Ten. The Wolverines will be off until Sunday when they will host Nebraska.

Ohio 4-star running puts Michigan football in his top four

When Michigan football fans think about the 2024 recruiting class, five-star QB Jadyn Davis is the first name that comes to mind. However, four-star running back Jordan Marshall from Ohio is also pretty high up on the board.

On Friday, he released a top four that included Michigan football, Ohio State, Tennessee, and Wisconsin. Marshall is ranked 117th overall according to the On3 consensus rankings and is the No. 8 running back in 2024, as well as the No. 4 player in the state of Ohio.

The four-star running back has visited Michigan football three times, as well as Ohio State and Tennessee three times. It would be a huge get and the biggest recruiting win of Mike Hart’s Michigan football coaching career.

Michigan football player Mason Graham with an impressive dunk

Mason Graham is one of the most talented, up-and-comers on the Michigan football team. The defensive tackle was dominant as a freshman and looks to have a bright future.

Eventually, he’s going to play in the NFL. Jim Harbaugh called him and Kenneth Grant “gifts from the football gods” before the season and a viral video showing Graham slam-dunking a basketball recently is a good example of why.

It’s an impressive move for a 300-pounder and in the next few years, I expect to see a lot of impressive things from Mason Graham in a Michigan football uniform.

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