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Michigan blows out Nebraska in Crisler Center finale

No Charles Matthews? No problem.

NCAA Basketball: Nebraska at Michigan Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Michigan Basketball played its final regular season home game of the 2018-19 season at Crisler Center on Thursday night, which means Senior Night festivities were in order. Michigan’s only fourth-year player, Charles Matthews, was out of the game, but it turns out that he was not needed.

Michigan ran through the Nebraska Cornhuskers by a score of 82-53 to move to 25-4 on the season and 14-4 in Big Ten play, setting themselves up to stay in the race for the Big Ten regular season title in the final two games of the regular season.

The team was led by Jon Teske, who scored a career-high 22 points, and Ignas Brazdeikis, who scored 20 points on the night. In Matthews’ absence, Isaiah Livers was called upon to start and notched a double-double on the evening with 12 points and 10 rebounds.

Colin Castleton was one of the pleasant surprises of the night, scoring 11 points off the bench and was the first big man to come into the game for Teske on the night.

Michigan’s final two regular season home games come in the form of a trip to Maryland on Sunday for a 3:45 p.m. ET start before heading to Michigan State for a rematch on March 9, which is set for an 8 p.m. tipoff.