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Lessons and adjustments from Michigan’s loss to Michigan State

There was an element of shock when the final horn sounded and Michigan had dropped its first home game of the season to Michigan State.

At one point, it felt like the Wolverines were ready to blow the roof off of the building and pull away with a signature rivalry win. Instead, a 3-pointer by Ignas Brazdeikis rimmed out, as did the front-end of a one-and-one and Michigan State took full advantage of its lifeline.

Watching back the film, the first thing that stands out is that Michigan threw away possessions and Michigan State didn’t.

The Spartans, known for their transition offense, actually did a great job of shortening the game with long back-breaking possessions. Michigan gave away offensive and defensive possessions that were far too valuable in a 62 possession game.

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