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Michigan drops another close contest to Purdue

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The Wolverines fall to 6-4 in conference play.

NCAA Basketball: Michigan at Purdue Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

This Michigan basketball team is tough and they fight hard night-in and night-out, but sometimes that just is not enough.

Tonight was an example of that.

The Wolverines dropped a 92-88 decision in the rematch against Purdue on the road to drop to 17-6 on the season and 6-4 overall in conference play.

For those wondering just how much of a slugfest it was, this game featured 24 lead changes and five ties after the Boilermakers walked out of Ann Arbor with a one-point (controversial) win a few weeks ago.

Michigan was led by a career-high 26 points from Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman. Zavier Simpson and Moritz Wagner chimed in with 16 and 15 points of their own, respectively.

Purdue’s attack largely consisted of 43 points between Carsen and Vincent Edwards (who had 30 on his own) and Isaac Haas, who continues to be one of the most frightening big men in college basketball, with 24 points and six rebounds.

Perhaps the biggest discrepancy in the game was at the foul line, where Purdue had 23 attempts to only nine for Michigan. The Boilermakers made 19 of theirs, while the Wolverines converted on five.

Michigan is now off until Monday when they welcome Northwestern to Crisler Center for a 7 p.m. tip.