The Michigan Wolverines played another tune-up game on Sunday with UMass Lowell coming to town and they did what they should have to a vastly overmatched squad, winning by a score of 86-60.
Michigan was never even remotely in danger of getting tested in this one with the tallest player on the other side of the floor measuring in at the 6-foot-7, it was a Jon Teske day. The senior center finished the contest with a career-high 25 points in a dominant effort.
There’s not a ton to really take away from this one other than the return of some hot shooting from the perimeter and all of the damage that was done in the paint with Teske and company. Isaiah Livers missed the game while he deals with his groin injury and was replaced by Brandon Johns. He finished the gamer with six points and four rebounds.
Something we were not sure that we would see is this group showcasing its depth in the first two months of the season and while losing Livers hurts (it is unknown when he could return, but reportedly did not appear to be moving gingerly on the sidelines), it should continue to provide an opportunity for Michigan’s young wings and forwards to hit their stride in different lineup combinations.
Next up for the Wolverines is a trip to East Lansing a week from Sunday to take on the rival Michigan State Spartans to open the stretch run of conference play.