It didn’t start pretty, but the Michigan Wolverines proved they could fight through adversity to pull out a tough victory despite being down early. Michigan was down as many as 12 points in the first half, but fought back with a 22-4 run to end the half up 38-34 against UCF.
Michigan continued that effort into the second half, which included a 20-0 run spurred by a trio of Chaundee Brown three-pointers, who ended the game with a team-high 18 points to continue his impressive offensive showing this season.
Michigan had to lean on Brown, Dickinson (14 points), and Williams (10 points) to generate some offense, as Franz Wagner and Isaiah Livers combined for 11 points total. Livers especially struggled, only getting his first points in the final seven minutes, at which point Michigan was already up by more than 25 points.
It shows Michigan fields a really deep and diverse team this year and can have different people step up when others are experiencing an off game. That sort of depth and variedness should play dividends for this team, especially during a COVID year where depth could play an even bigger role than usual.
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