Wolverines push past Maryland for Big road win

 

Stuck in a tightly contested road game at Maryland on Sunday, Michigan put on a 7-0 run starting at the midway point in the second half. That proved to be the key turning point, with the Terrapins never again reclaiming the lead, and the Wolverines claiming a 69-62 victory.

The Michigan defense stepped up at the start of that run, ultimately holding Maryland without a field goal for nearly eight minutes of play.

Iggy Brazdeikis led the charge for the Maize and Blue, scoring 21 points and pulling down seven rebounds. Michigan had two players record double-doubles, with Zavier Simpson scoring 12 points and assisting on 10 baskets, while Jon Teske scored 11 points and pulled down 10 rebounds.

Isaiah Livers, starting for the second straight game in place of the injured Charles Matthews, scored 11 points, and Jordan Poole added 12.

Improving to 26-4, Michigan remains in contention for the Big Ten regular season title with the win, though still needing help from Purdue, which is a game ahead. The Wolverine will close out the regular season on Saturday at Michigan State, at 8 p.m. eastern on ESPN.

 
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