|Wolverines fall in East Lansing|
|Written by Matt Pargoff|
Caught up in a close fought battle, the Wolverines gave up a 12-2 run midway through the second half at Michigan State on Sunday afternoon, finding themselves stuck playing catchup the rest of the way. That comeback effort got Michigan to within four points, but ultimately fell short, handing the Spartans a 70-62 win.
Derrick Walton Jr. led the way for the Wolverines, scoring 24 points, pulling down nine rebounds and assisting on five baskets.
In Michigan’s win over Indiana on Thursday, six players reached double-digits in scoring. Against Michigan State, only two made that mark, with Moritz Wagner scoring 10 points and grabbing eight rebounds.
The loss dropped Michigan to 14-8 on the season and 4-5 in Big Ten play, leaving the Maize and Blue without a win on the road.
The Wolverines will get another chance at their in-state rival in just over a week, playing host to Ohio State on Saturday and Michigan State the following Tuesday.