The men's basketball team, which plays its games at Crisler Arena, is the second most popular athletic program at the university. The Wolverines have won 12 Big Ten regular-season conference titles, as well as the inaugural Big Ten Tournament in 1998. The team has appeared in the NCAA Final Four on six occasions (1964, 1965, 1976, 1989, 1992 and 1993) and won the national championship in 1989 under Steve Fisher. Presently the team is coached by Tommy Amaker. Other notable players who played for Michigan include Daniel Horton, Bernard Robinson, Gary Grant, Terry Mills, Glen Rice, Jalen Rose, Rumeal Robinson, Jamal Crawford, Chris Webber and Cazzie Russell.
During the 1990s, the men's basketball program became involved in a scandal involving alleged payments from a booster; the program was placed on probation for a four-year period and banned from postseason play in 2002 to 2003. The program voluntarily forfeited its games in selected past seasons, including its Final Four appearances in 1991 and 1992.