Michigan winning despite losses

Originally Published: January 25, 2014
By Chantel Jennings | ESPN.com

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Last season, Michigan's basketball team belonged to Trey Burke and Tim Hardaway Jr.

At best, the players around them were complementary pieces. The common criticism coming into this season was that the Wolverines had a bunch of niche players returning, but niche players don't make a team, and certainly not one that could contend for a Big Ten title.

"We heard it and all throughout the summer that's what motivated us all to work hard," sophomore guard Nik Stauskas ...

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