Michigan’s offense, once again, was nowhere to be found. After taking a 32-29 lead into the half, Michigan’s offense completely fell apart. John Beilein’s offense seemed to stop attacking the Northwestern zone and settled for poor outside shots. That was a very bad decision as Michigan couldn’t knock down threes going 5 of 22 from deep. This poor shooting led the Wolverines to only 20 points in the second half. But, this isn’t the only poor shooting game Michigan has had recently. The Wolverines have shot an atrocious 20 of 79 (25.3%) on threes in their last 3 games. Knowing John Beilein, he should be able to get this team back on track and ready for end stretch of conference play.
- Moe Wagner had a great game scoring a team-high 20 points to go with 9 rebounds.
- Dominating, Bryant McIntosh led the game with 24 points on 8 of 11 shooting from the field.
- Shooting 2 of 12 from the field, Michigan’s bench disappointed and could not provide a needed spark.
- FG% MICH-38.6% NW-40.0%
- 3PT% MICH-22.7% NW-34.8%
- Northwestern outrebounded Michigan 32-27.
- The Wolverines also lost the turnover battle 9-6.
- Free throws woes continue for Michigan as they went 13 of 19 from the line.
- Michigan is now 19-7 (8-5)
- Northwestern has improved to 15-10 (6-6)
On Sunday, Michigan will head to Madison to face off against Wisconsin in a much-needed bounce-back win for the Wolverines.