Once again, the Wolverines pulled a rabbit out of their hat in a game they tried desperately to lose, topping Minnesota, 76-73, in a bewildering back and forth slugfest.
Charles Matthews is looking to re-discover the consistency he enjoyed at the beginning of the season.
The defense had no choice but to step up with how much Michigan struggled on the offensive end, namely in the first half.
In a wild, back-and-forth game between two top-25 teams, it was the Boilermakers that emerged victorious.
Beilein gave Purdue high praise on Wednesday, but with the way the Boilermakers have been playing, it's easy to see where he is coming from.
Robinson took advantage of his opportunity on Sunday, taking shots that he passed on in prior games.
The platitudes and jests don’t do justice to how No. 23 Michigan has performed recently — its offense is non-existent, especially in the first half.
In what may kindly be deemed a defensive struggle — and not so kindly, a downright ugly game — the twenty-third ranked Wolverines improved to 17-5 overall and 6-3 in Big Ten play with a 62-47 win over Rutgers.
Michigan could finish with a lackluster total this Sunday. Rutgers possesses a stronger threat than its record indicates.
Nebraska switched on every ball screen, leaving no room for Michigan to attack the hoop and preventing Moritz Wagner from getting open looks from 3-point range.