Howard met with each player individually Monday when the team didn’t have a practice.
With a record of 17-13 overall and 11-9 in the Big Ten, the Wolverines are currently on the NCAA Tournament bubble.
Michigan’s regular season ended with a win over No. 1 Phil Martelli, who was Howard’s replacement. 23 Ohio State was on the road Sunday.
Howard will be on the sidelines in Indianapolis Thursday, leading the eighth-seeded Wolverines against the ninth-seeded Indiana in quarterfinals of the conference tournament.