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The Michigan Wolverines men's basketball team is the intercollegiate men's basketball program representing the University of Michigan. The school competes in the Big Ten Conference in Division I of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). The Wolverines play home basketball games at the Crisler Arena in Ann Arbor, Michigan on the university campus. Michigan has won an NCAA Championship—under coach Steve Fisher—as well as two National Invitation Tournaments (NIT) and 12 Big Ten Conference championships. In addition, it has won an NIT tournament and a Big Ten Conference Tournament that were forfeited due to NCAA sanctions. The team is currently coached by John Beilein.

Michigan endured the University of Michigan basketball scandal, that the NCAA described as one of the biggest financial scandal in NCAA history, when Ed Martin loaned Chris Webber, Robert Traylor, Louis Bullock, and Maurice Taylor a total of $616,000. Due to NCAA sanctions, records from the 1992 Final Four, the 1992–93, 1995–96, 1996–97, 1997–98, and 1998–99 seasons have been vacated. This includes a total of 113 victories and 57 losses, of which 50 wins and 36 losses occurred in conference games against Big Ten teams. It also includes the following post season records NCAA: 7–4, NIT: 5–0, and Big Ten Tournament: 4–1. This reflects vacating the 1992 Final Four appearance; 1997 NIT Championship; 1993, 1996, and 1998 NCAA Tournament appearances; and the 1998 Big Ten Tournament championship. Throughout this article asterisks denote awards, records and honors that have been vacated.

Michigan has had twenty-one All-Americans. Four of these have been consensus All-Americans: Cazzie Russell (two-times), Rickey Green, Gary Grant, and Chris Webber.
a Four All-Americans have been at least two-time honorees: Bennie Oosterbaan, Bill Buntin, Russell, and Henry Wilmore.b Russell was a three-time All-American. Michigan basketball players have been successful in professional basketball. Fifty have been drafted into the National Basketball Association (NBA); Twenty of those were first round draft picks, including both Cazzie Russell and Chris Webber who were drafted first overall. The 1990 NBA Draft in which Rumeal Robinson was selected 10th, Loy Vaught was selected 13th, and Terry Mills was selected 16th made Michigan one of three schools that has ever had three players selected as NBA first round draft picks in the same draft. Five players have gone on to become NBA champions and nine have become NBA All-Stars. Rudy Tomjanovich coached both the 1994 and 1995 NBA Finals Champions. Not only has Glen Rice won both an NBA and NCAA championship, but also he is one of only nine basketball players to have won a state high school championship, NCAA title and NBA championship.

As a result of public and alumni demand for a basketball team, Michigan fielded a team of members of the then-current student body and achieved a 1–4 record for the 1908–09 season. However, after three years of demanding a basketball program the student body did not attend the games and the program was terminated due to low attendance. Basketball returned in 1917 in what was considered the inaugural season of varsity basketball. The team was coached by Elmer Mitchell who instituted the intramural sports program at Michigan. The team finished 6–12 overall (0–10, Big Ten). The following year Mitchell led the team to a 16–8 (5–5) record.

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