Michigan rides early burst to push past Rutgers
Written by Matt Pargoff   

 

The Wolverines have struggled at times this season with slow starts, but that wasn’t a problem at Rutgers on Tuesday evening. Michigan jumped ahead early, seizing a 17-point advantage in less than nine minutes of play. Holding off the Scarlet Knights’ comeback efforts in the second half, the Maize and Blue walked off with a 77-65 victory.

Iggy Brazdeikis had a big night from long range, making five of nine three-pointers on his way to a 23-point outing.

Jordan Poole added 15 points to the scoring effort, while Zavier Simpson had 14 and Jordan Poole 11. Simpson also led the team in both assists and rebounds with seven of each.

Improving to 21-2 on the season and 10-2 in conference play, the Wolverines will get a chance at redemption for one of their two losses on Saturday when they play host to No. 19 Wisconsin at noon on Fox. In the first meeting, Michigan trailed by only three points with a minute remaining, but was unable to recover from a late flagrant foul call, falling 64-54.

 
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