After lackluster games against Jacksonville and Iowa, it seems that Moritz Wagner's injury may have had a greater effect on him than originally thought.
Despite Iowa’s struggles to-date, Michigan will need a better showing with far fewer turnovers on Tuesday to beat the Hawkeyes.
Expectedly, the Wolverines took care of business against Jacksonville, 76-51. Yet, they looked rusty early in Saturday’s game.
For better or worse, the Michigan men’s basketball team’s non-conference schedule has come to a close with a 76-51 romp over Jacksonville
Though Jacksonville hardly presents a more pressing challenge than Alabama A&M did last Thursday, the matchup offers the Wolverines a chance to recalibrate, once more, before the stretch run.
On Thursday, Matthews was scoring every way he could to overtake with a career-high 31 points on 12-for-15 shooting.
The Michigan men’s basketball team unwound from a tough stretch in its schedule by beating the brakes off of Alabama A&M, 97-47.
Saturday, the Wolverines dominated Detroit Mercy. Thursday, Michigan looks primed for a similar result, when Alabama A&M labors into Crisler Center.
The last time the Michigan men’s basketball team took a double-digit lead on the road ended in a collapse.
The Wolverines (1-1 Big Ten, 9-3 overall) squandered a 20-point advantage last Monday at Ohio State — their most devastating loss of the young season.
Michigan experienced trouble in road games last season, but it’s a different team now, and the Wolverines have to prove once again that they can contend with good teams away from Crisler Center.