Wolverines drop Holy Cross after slow start
Written by Matt Pargoff   


Michigan had one last warmup game Saturday evening before moving on to the National Championship game rematch with Villanova, and as it turns out, it was much needed. The Wolverines played host to Holy Cross, but struggled initially, trailing by as nine points, and sitting six points behind at half. Riding a tough defensive effort though, U-M was able to storm ahead after the break, locking up a 56-37 win.

Chipping away at the deficit early in the second half, the Wolverines put on a 14-0 run, in which freshman Ignas Brazdeikis scored the first eight points.

Brazdeikis finished with 19 points and seven rebounds. He was joined as a prominent forced on the offensive end by Charles Matthews, who led the team with 20 points.

Moving to 2-0 on the season, Michigan will play at Villanova on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. eastern on FS1. The Wolverines lost to the Wildcats 79-62 in April in the final game of the NCAA Tournament. Villanova also enters the game at 2-0, having beaten Morgan State 100-77 and Quinnipiac 86-53.

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