This week, as Michigan looks ahead, it can breathe a small sigh of relief. The menu for the next 10 days includes a helping of the Big Ten’s bottom feeders.
With Caris LeVert still sidelined with a lower left leg injury, the Michigan men’s basketball team searched hard for a winning combination against No. 16 Iowa on Sunday.
The Wolverines and Hawkeyes provided plenty of drama in Iowa's 82-71 win.
The Hawkeyes have benefited heavily from having the most experienced lineup in the conference, made up of four seniors and a junior.
Even without LeVert, the Wolverines proved they could hang out with the big kids — quite literally at times.
In the four games since conference play has started, Donnal’s combined 57 points are more than he had the entire first half of the season.
“I think everybody knows, once I see one go in, I feel like every one can go in,” Irvin said after Michigan upset Maryland on Tuesday.
Though Michigan’s offense nearly collapsed in the second half with two scoring droughts of over three minutes each, it came back to life at the right time.
In October, the Daily caught up with the Terrapins’ star player at Big Ten Media Day in Chicago to talk about high expectations, Maryland’s recent recruiting success and spending part of the summer at a camp with Stephen Curry.
The Wolverines will likely be without their top scorer again Tuesday night when they host No. 3 Maryland.