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.
LINCOLN – The Michigan men’s basketball team ended its game against the Cornhuskers with the Nebraska crowd chanting the name of the Wolverine’s best player. They were mocking junior forward Moritz Wagner.
Thursday, as is the nature of the Big Ten schedule, the Wolverines will face another potential bullet — this time in the form of Nebraska.
Free throws can be an anticlimactic way of hitting a milestone.
All game long, when the Wolverines needed a spark, they looked to Wagner.
Led by Moritz Wagner's career-high 27 points, Michigan earned a signature victory on the road.
On Tuesday, against No. 5 Purdue, Simpson dropped 15 points again in a last-minute, one-point loss. And it was the manner in which Simpson scored those points that was most impressive.
A far cry from precluding freshmen from playing in the second half, Beilein is now finding as many ways as possible to utilize his first-year players.
The Wolverines are getting closer to where they want to be as a team.
The Daily sat down with Purdue's 7-foot-2 senior center at Big Ten Media Day to discuss his personal progress, the Boilermakers’ goals, the matchups with Michigan and more.