His production in Wednesday’s matchup demonstrated exactly what John Beilein brought him in to do in the first place.
On Tuesday, Michigan's seniors had an opportunity to lead, and they took advantage.
The Daily breaks down what led to the Wolverines’ win and what could go wrong this Wednesday to flip the outcome when the Hawkeyes come to Ann Arbor.
When Zavier Simpson kicked the ball out to Duncan Robinson in the closing minutes of the first half, there was no question what was going to happen next.
MADISON — On Sunday afternoon, Kohl Center had all the makings of a big matchup: a raucous crowd, highlight reels on the jumbotron and the suspense of an intense rivalry.
And then the game began.
Three weeks of sluggishness finally caught up to the Michigan men’s basketball team.
For the first time in two decades, the Wisconsin basketball program is rebuilding. After two pairs of Final Four and Sweet Sixteen appearances in the past four years, the Badgers have struggled from the get-go this season.
Isaiah Livers suffered an ankle injury against Northwestern, and his status for Sunday's game is unknown.
When the Wolverines falter, they don’t do it with turnovers or obvious sloppiness. It’s a sweeping malaise that permeates every other facet of their game.
Michigan couldn’t get anything going against Northwestern’s matchup zone defense.