Published: Fri, January 12, 2018
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Michigan Basketball: Tough stretch looms after brutal loss to Purdue

Michigan Basketball: Tough stretch looms after brutal loss to Purdue

If I only was allowed to describe him in one word, I would say versatile. I've obviously put in a lot of work on my free throw shooting coming from freshman year. Purdue would get the ball to Isaac Haas who was then fouled and sent to the line for a one-and-one by way of being in the bonus.

Moe Wagner has to be a perimeter threat to get Haas and Purdue's bigs out of the lane. The second shot grazed off the front of the rim, but in some ways it was for the better. And then the Wolverines should be resolved to avoid the type of mistakes that cost them, as the Boilermakers pulled out a 70-69 thriller Tuesday night at Crisler Center.

Purdue made twelve 3-pointers in the game, ran their win streak to 12 games and improved to 5-0 in Big Ten conference play.

Meanwhile, Michigan owns records of 14-3 SU and 9-7 ATS. Now, they're down to two.

"The result was an L, but it does raise our confidence that we can compete with a top-five team in the country", Livers said. Two very good teams going at it, on national television. That's what top teams do. It's also a chance for the Wolverines to let the rest of the Big Ten know they are for real. After two free throws from Green, Nazeer Bostick made another 3 with 1.5 seconds left to close to 72-70 before Green sealed it with two free throws. But in a game decided by such a slim margin, there were so many moments that mattered.

The senior center scored 17 points and hit the game-winning free throw with four seconds remaining.

And Green, who continues to figure out his role, scored seven of his 13 points in the final 6:20.

It was part grit. But also part chess match.


The last time Purdue beat MI in Ann Arbor was in 2012. Both teams missed shots, and U-M had one last look with 5.8 seconds remaining. until officials ruled a ball off Matthews' hands after a several-minute review.

"Give Zavier Simpson credit", Painter said. He destroyed us past year.

How can I watch Michigan-Purdue online? "I watched that movie". MI then reeled off nine unanswered points, including back-to-back threes by Livers. Purdue travels to MI on Tuesday and Minnesota on Saturday. MI now ranks 38th in offensive efficiency and Purdue is eighth in defensive efficiency.

Carsen Edwards- The 6'1 sophomore has been a nightmare for opposing defenses all season long.

Some of the highlights of the show are: Beilein receiving his honorary "M" Jacket from the Letterwinners Club, a trip to a local apple orchard with his grandchildren, a breakdown of a typical day and film prep and practice and game-day insights.

At that point, Haas knew the ball would come to him.

The next game they will get out and run and shoot a bunch of threes. The score was tied at 69.

MI had the ball for what looked like it would be the final possession of regulation before defense specialist Dakota Mathias swiped the ball out of Michigan's Matthews hands and out of bounds.

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