Michigan pushes past Air Force to stay perfect
Written by Matt Pargoff   


The Wolverines’ slow-paced December schedule of weekend only game continued on Saturday, and the rust of time off showed. At least initially. Finding almost only three-point opportunities early against Air Force, Michigan made just one of its first nine shots. As has been the case all season though, U-M was able to rely on its defense.

Trailing 10-5 after the first seven minutes of play, the Wolverines put on a 19-3 run, getting the first six points of that stretch off turnovers.

Air Force was able to linger within striking distance for a portion of the second half, but the Wolverines ultimately pulled away, claiming a 71-50 victory.

Iggy Brazdeikis led way in scoring with 19 points, while Charles Matthews scored 17 and pulled down seven rebounds. Isaiah Livers and Jordan Poole each scored 11.

Improving to 12-0 on the season, Michigan again gets an extended break before playing again, returning to action at home on Sunday, Dec. 30, playing host to Binghamton, with television coverage provided by Big Ten Network. That will mark the Wolverines’ final non-conference game of the regular season, playing host to Penn State the following Thursday.

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