Game Notes: Michigan 93
Photo Credit: Aaron Babcock

Game Notes: Michigan 93, Nebraska 57

March 06, 2017

First Half

  1. Tim Miles chose to start Ed Morrow Jr. in place of Jordy Tshimanga to better defend Michigan’s stretch bigs. Morrow won the tip then scored on his first touch.
  2. Michigan hit four of its first five 3-point attempts while the Huskers turned the ball over 6 times before the first media timeout. Morrow had Nebraska’s only two field goals through the first five-and-a-half minutes.
  3. Jordy Tshimanga checked in off the bench and gave the team a spark, scoring on back-to-back possessions with a right-handed layup then a left-handed tomahawk jam.
  4. Tai Webster’s first bucket, a pull-up jumper, came around the 12:30 mark.
  5. Jordy Tshimanga scores on a tough lefty hook, then handles a double-team and finds Glynn Watson Jr. all alone under the basket for a layup. The freshman is evolving.
  6. The Huskers were 8-of-12 from the field at the under-8 timeout, but the Wolverines had five extra possessions thanks to nine Nebraska turnovers and two extra offensive rebounds by Michigan and trailed by 13 as a result.
  7. Through the first 15 minutes, Nebraska had 10 turnovers and just nine field goals.
  8. To try to deal with Michigan’s five-out offense, the Huskers are choosing to switch every screen. However, that’s just producing bad match-ups for the Huskers and the Wolverines are taking advantage.
  9. Nebraska’s first 3-point field goal came at the 1:34 mark of the first half. The Wolverines had already hit eight triples by that point.

Second Half

  1. Isaiah Roby started the second half in place of Michael Jacobson and responds with the first bucket of the half, a nice spin and floater.
  2. Ed Morrow Jr. grabs an offensive rebound then throws it down with contact for a three-point play, then Roby tip-slams Morrow’s miss on the next possession.
  3. Michigan’s lead swelled to 30 by the under-12 timeout of the second half, surpassing the Huskers’ biggest deficit of the season (24 at Kansas).
  4. Isaiah Roby hit a corner 3 at the 11:16 mark to give the Huskers their first player in double figures scoring with 10. He had a strong first nine minutes of the second half. This is his first double-digit scoring game as a Husker.
  5. Tai Webster checked out to a standing ovation at the 3:46 mark with eight points, ending his streak of consecutive double-digit scoring games at 30.
  6. Nebraska got outscored by 20 in the second half. Not sure what else there is to say.
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