Michigan Basketball gutted its way into a 68-55 victory over Penn State on Thursday night in Ann Arbor, but one of the biggest stories of the game was the player that did not wind up suiting up for the Wolverines.
Sophomore forward Isaiah Livers was held out of the contest with back spasms, as was announced early on in the contest by a U-M spokesperson. Head coach John Beilein addressed the injury after the contest and revealed that Livers had been getting treatment over the last few days and that he practiced on Wednesday. However, when he was in pain on Thursday they decided to hold him out of action.
No timetable or status updates were given after the game, but Beilein said he hopes to have him on the court Sunday when they welcome the Indiana Hoosiers to town simply because they need the minutes at the position.
Ignas Brazdeikis played 38 minutes in the game, while Jon Teske had 32. Austin Davis came off the bench and gave them eight minutes, while freshman Brandon Johns had a pair of minutes played, as well.
Sunday’s game is set for a 4:30 p.m. ET tipoff from Crisler Center in Ann Arbor.