Rapid reaction: Michigan gets revenge on Nebraska

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Michigan (5)?gets revenge against?the Nebraska Cornhuskers (4), 77-58.

The Wolverines came into this game looking for revenge after an embarrassing 20-point beat down that Nebraska gave to them in Lincoln.

They got it.

Beating Iowa seemed to knock the rust off of the Michigan shooters, and the double bye that Nebraska got as the 4 seed may have been to their detriment.

3-ball starts to fall

It only took the Wolverines about 6 minutes to match the amount of threes they had?during the whole game in the over time?win against Iowa.

6 minutes.

The narrative throughout this whole season has been that this Michigan team is a lot different than Wolverine teams of the past. They are less of a “live and die by the 3” team, and more of a team that stays in games with their defense.

Pairing that defense with the ability to shoot the three is a lethal combination.

Michigan finished the game with?11 threes shooting?48 percent from beyond the arc.

Michigan defense

At one point in the first half, Nebraska missed 19 of 20 field goals taken. Part of this could’ve been from their desperation of knowing they had to win this game to have a chance to make the tournament, but Michigan gave up very few good looks.

Nebraska ended up shooting only 30 percent from the floor. The only reason that the Cornhuskers weren’t put away more quickly was their 22 points added at the charity stripe.

Player of the game – Moe Wagner

After an extremely underwhelming 2 point performance in the last meeting with Nebraska, Wagner played a hell of a game.

The big man put together a double-double, featuring 20 points, 13 rebounds, and an assist.

For as much as Wagner did on the offensive end, he played great defensively too, adding?a steal and 2 blocks to his stat line. One of those was this rejection:

 

Here is a link to the full box score.

 

The Wolverines are set to take on Michigan State tomorrow at 2:00 pm in the semifinals of the Big Ten Tournament.

 

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