Michigan storms past Nebraska

 

Bouncing back from a loss to Michigan State, the Wolverines made short work of Nebraska on Thursday evening, building up a double-digit advantage in the first seven minutes of play and cruising to an 82-53 victory.

With Charles Matthews absent from the game due to an ankle injury, the effect filtered down through the lineup, moving Isaiah Livers into the starting spot. But given Livers’ role this season as a backup to Jon Teske in brief stints, in a shorter lineup, the Wolverines had to adjust their rotation, turning instead to Colin Castleton.

While rarely seen on the court this season, the underweight true freshman made the most of his opportunity. Castleton played nine minutes, scoring 11 points and pulling down three rebounds.

Teske led the way for Michigan with a 22-point showing, setting a new career high, while Iggy Brazdeikis scored 20, and Livers 12.

Improving to 25-4 on the season, Michigan will return to action on Sunday at 3:45 p.m. eastern, playing at Maryland on CBS.

 
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