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WATCH: Michigan Basketball Highlights vs. Wisconsin

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Breaking down the first game back for the Wolverines on the hardwood in a hard fought victory

It wasn’t easy. The Michigan Wolverines had to shake off some rust after a 23-game break adhering to a University-wide shutdown mandate. It was expected to see a struggling squad early, especially considering the Wisconsin Badgers shot over 60% from the field in the first half. Despite being down 12 at the half, Michigan weathered that storm and put together some runs in the second half, slowly dwindling away the deficit.

Isaiah Livers continues to impress, putting up his third 20-plus point performance, and was at times the only viable option for an offense that showed up in spurts. Franz Wagner had a great day in his own right, putting up 14 points on 6-11 shooting and had some key baskets down the stretch. Finally, despite being relatively quiet in the past few games, Hunter Dickinson was critical down the stretch, grabbing a few key offensive rebounds and adding some points of his own from the free-throw line to gather another double-double on the season.

It’s hard to be anything but impressed for a team coming off of such a long break. They’ll need to continue that, as they have a top-five matchup on the horizon against the Buckeyes next.

Timestamps for the video can be found below:

  • 00:00 - Intro
  • 00:39 - Highlights
  • 14:59 - Stats
  • 15:45 - 3 Key Points