Wolverines survive scare at Northwestern
Written by Matt Pargoff   

 

If the Wolverines needed a reminder that winning on the road in the Big Ten was tough, they got it Tuesday evening at Northwestern. Returning to the site of their only loss in the month of February and March last season, Michigan once again faced a tough challenge, coming out with a 62-60 victory.

Building up a 15-point second half lead, the Wolverines saw their big advantage evaporate in just over two minutes of play as the Wildcats put on a 15-2 run.

Stuck in an offensive back-and-forth and exchanging of the lead down the stretch, Michigan stepped up on the defensive end late, holding Northwestern scoreless for the final two minutes of play. A final desperation three point attempt from Ryan Taylor as time expired hit backboard and rim, but did not go for the home team, keeping the Maize and Blue perfect on the season.

Ignas Brazdeikis led the way for the Wolverines, scoring 23 points. Jordan Poole added 15 points, including the final drive and dunk that was difference in the final score. Zavier Simpson scored 10 points and had five assists, while Jon Teske pulled down 10 rebounds in an eight-point outing.

Improving to 9-0 on the season, Michigan will return to action on Saturday at noon, playing host to South Carolina on FS1.

 
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