1922–23 Michigan Wolverines men's basketball team
Back (from left): Bert Uebele, Harry Kipke, Arthur McWood, William Henderson, E. J. Mather
Middle (from left): Howard Birks, William Rice, Gilbert Ely, William Piper, Franklin Cappon
Front (from left): Meyer Paper, George Haggerty
The 1922–23 Michigan Wolverines men's basketball team represented the University of Michigan in intercollegiate basketball during the 1922–23 season. The team compiled a record of 11-4, and 8-4 against Big Ten Conference opponents. The team finished in third place in the Big Ten behind Iowa and Wisconsin. E. J. Mather was in his fourth year as the team's coach, and Gilbert C. Ely was the team captain as well as being the team's high scorer and a unanimous first-team All-Big Ten player. Michigan played only three non-conference games during the 1922-23 season, one against Notre Dame and a home-and-away series against Michigan Agricultural College (now known as Michigan State University).
In early February 1923, the team lost its best forwards, Bill Miller and George Haggerty. Miller, who had been the leading scorer on the 1921-22 team, was declared academically ineligible after receiving two "cons" in his classes. Miller was the second leading scorer in the Big ten at the time when he was ruled ineligible. Haggerty was lost to illness. The team had a record of 7-1 when it lost the services of Miller and Haggerty.
March 3: Iowa 20, Michigan 18, at Ann Arbor. The game was the season finale, and Iowa came into the game undefeated. The game attracted "the largest crowd that ever saw a basketball game at Michigan" up to that time. Michigan led, 10-9, at halftime, but Iowa's defense held Michigan to eight points in the second half.