Michigan defeated Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, 77-65, behind a strong outing from Derrick Walton Jr., Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman, Moritz Wagner and Zak Irvin. The four athletes all finished with double figures in the points category.
Of the four, Wagner was most impressive, logging 13 points (5-for-7), six rebounds and one assist. Irvin chipped in 15 points, five rebounds and three assists for the Wolverines.
Michigan struggled early in the contest, but finished the first half on a 13-0 run to take a 43-32 lead at the break.
The Jaguars shot just 23-for-57 (40 percent) from the field, while the Wolverines hit 45 percent of all shots. Walton Jr. helped Michigan finish the first half strong with multiple three-point jumpers.
Duncan Robinson only found the net from downtown once in Michigan’s first game of the season. Against IUPUI, Robinson shot 1-for-2 from deep and scored seven points. The small forward has been struggling after averaging 11.2 points and 2.6 three-pointers per game last season.
Michigan is now 2-0 on the season and will face Marquette in New York on Thursday at 9:30 PM.