In November, we cling to every possession, substitution, dribble, and shot attempt in guarantee games. By December, we’ve had enough.
There’s no more uncertainty about what Michigan is. Certainly, none that can be worked out in a mid-afternoon buy game against UMass Lowell. The Wolverines are 10-3 and ready for Big Ten play. They’ve shown their best, they’ve demonstrated their worst and an 86-60 win over the River Hawks doesn’t tell us anything that we didn’t already know.
Jon Teske dominated on Sunday, as he should against a team that starts a 6-foot-7, 195-pound center, to the tune of 25 points on 11-of-14 shooting. Zavier Simpson recorded fourth double-digit assist performance of the season, and, most importantly, the Wolverines didn’t suffer any additional injuries.