Michigan drops Penn State to reopen Big Ten play
Written by Matt Pargoff   

Moving past the slow December of playing only weekend games, the Wolverines reopened conference play on Thursday evening with a sluggish offensive start. Hosting Penn State, Michigan put on an 11-2 run just after the break, holding on for a 68-55 victory.

The Nittany Lions lingered within striking distance for much of the second half, but never pulled to within more than eight points. Penn State struggled offensively from long range, banking in just a single three pointer in 14 attempts.

Jordan Poole led the way for Michigan with 17 points, while Charles Matthews had 14. Iggy Brazdeikis registered a double-double, scoring 16 points and pulling down 11 rebounds.

The Wolverines were forced to play without Isaiah Livers, making a game-time decision that he was unable to play because of back spasms.

Improving to 14-0, Michigan will put its perfect record to the test on Sunday at 4:30 p.m. eastern, playing host to Indiana on CBS. The No. 21 Hoosiers sit at 12-2 on the season, having lost only games at Arkansas and Duke.

 
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