Michigan’s leading scorer Nik Stauskas attempted only three shots, and finished with nine points, eight assists and five rebounds. Freshman Zak Irvin scored all 16 of his points in the first half, and 10th ranked Michigan had an easy time with a 79-50 victory over Nebraska on Wednesday night.
After scoring just 52 in their first conference loss of the season against Indiana, the Wolverines nearly matched that in the first half last night, scoring 49 against the Huskers defense.
Nebraska, winners of three of four coming into this game, took Michigan to the wire in their first meeting, a 71-70 loss, but things got out of hand quickly with a dunk and two, three-pointers and just like that is was 8-0.
“As soon as Michigan came out and made their barrage of 3s, it felt like we tried to match them,” Nebraska coach Tim Miles said. “You’ve just got to endure the punishment they’re going to give you for that time. Hopefully it subsides.”
It didn’t. Michigan finished 13 of 31 from three-point range.
Shavon Shields scored 13 points for Nebraska. Terrance Petteway was held to five points, and Ray Gallegos scored three.
NU is now 11-10 and 3-6. The Huskers are at Northwestern on Saturday.