In his 12 minutes of play, Simpson was a menace to Michigan State guards on both ends of the court.
Walton led the charge for the Wolverines, but Michigan didn't get the bounces it needed in a 70-66 loss.
If anything’s been proven for Michigan over the past five games, it’s that this team will only perform up to the level of senior guard Derrick Walton Jr.
Thursday showed what the Wolverines can be: A team that more than belongs in the NCAA Tournament, and a team that deserves a larger share of Big Ten and national attention.
The Daily breaks down what the Wolverines have done and what they will have to do in order to improve their NCAA Tournament résumé by the time Selection Sunday rolls around.
The Michigan men's basketball team experienced foul trouble while facing Wisconsin, but found a silver lining with an improved defensive performance.
Michigan coach John Beilein had coached 17 games against Wisconsin and won just two before losing again Tuesday, 68-64.
The Wolverines will travel to the Kohl Center to take on a team with real championship pedigree in No. 17 Wisconsin.
The Daily sat down with Nebraska coach Tim Miles at Big Ten Media Day in October to discuss his young roster and his relationship with Michigan coach John Beilein and the rest of the conference’s coaches.
The cracks in Michigan's low-post defense have always been there, but have especially begun to show themselves since the start of Big Ten play.