Michigan rolled to a comfortable victory over Nebraska on Wednesday night, picking up its third consecutive win and moving into a tie for second in the conference.
Here are Five Key Plays from the Wolverines’ win.
1. Bench makes a run
Michigan’s bench hasn’t exactly been a strength this year, but it took control of the game on Wednesday. The reserve unit played a pivotal role in a 30-5 run midway through the first half that turned a 13-12 game into a 41-17 rout.
As he has been over the last three games, Joey Baker was a catalyst for Michigan. Baker hit a three almost immediately after stepping on the floor and scored 11 points in the first half, including three triples.
“We were also playing unselfish,” Juwan Howard said after the game. “Our defense, of course, generated a lot of our offense, starting with the second unit when you had Tarris Reed, Jace, Will and Joey — and at that time, it may have been Dug with that group. They were very active defensively. 41-17 is always because of the defense. And then yes, Joey made some shots from three, really opened up some things for us.”