Ignas Brazdeikis leads Michigan into its Big Ten quarterfinal Friday night. (Photo: Daniel Mears, Detroit News)
First half leaders
UM – Isaiah Livers: 9 pts.
Iowa – Luke Garza: 12 pts.
UM – Jon Teske: 4 rebs.
Iowa – Joe Wieskamp: 5 rebs.
UM – Zavier Simpson: 8 asts.
Iowa – Joe Wieskamp: 2 asts.
Michigan goes up big in Iowa before half
Luke Garza cuts Michigan’s lead to double digits, laying in a basket after pulling down an offensive rebound. On the other end, it’s Isaiah Livers drilling a 3-pointer to gain a 37-25 lead for Michigan.
Garza hits another shot on Iowa’s next possession.
With a little under 40 seconds to go in the half, Zavier Simpson gives his defender a quick hesitation step before pulling up for a 3 that catches nothing but net. Charles Matthews forces a turnover but can’t nail a buzzer beater as Michigan takes a 13-point lead into the half.
Injury: Iowa’s Tyler Cook is being attended to by a trainer after the buzzer sounds, but it’s unclear at this time how serious it is. He appeared to have been hit across the face by teammate Luke Garza while trying to defend Matthew’s final shot. End 1st: Michigan 40, Iowa 17 Michigan finds its touch as Livers, Matthews come alive
Isaiah Livers drives and hits with a floater after returning from the break, and Luke Garza matches the bucket on the other end.
Zavier Simpson hits a pseudo-skyhook to give Michigan a 6-point lead, but Garza comes right back with a mid-range field goal for Iowa.
Jon Teske blocks a shot inside by Garza Michigan rushes the other way. Teske catches a pass with a full head of steam and slams home a dunk.
Tyler Cook puts in a layup and Livers comes back with a jumper, confirming that the pace has, in fact, returned to this one, as Michigan goes up, 29-23.
Livers hits another shot, and on Michigan’s next possession, Matthews sends a 3-pointer home that electrifies the crowd and Michigan’s bench.
Media timeout: Michigan 34, Iowa 23 (3:22 1st) Michigan and Iowa trading misses as game turns to low-scoring affair
After opening the game 6-for-8 from the floor, Michigan misses six straight from the floor. Charles Matthews drives and draws a shooting foul. He misses the first free throw and makes the second to give Michigan an 18-15 lead.
Matthews pulls up from mid-range after Ryan Kriener misses a 3-pointer, with a miss putting him at 0-for-4 on the evening. Kriener hits a shot on his Ioawa’s next possession.
A missed triple by Iggy Brazdeikis makes it eight consecutive misses for the Wolverines before Eli Brooks breaks the streak with a 3-pointer. Fortunately for the Wolverines, Iowa has made just one of its last seven.
Media timeout: Michigan 21, Iowa 17 (8:00 1st) Offenses go quiet after first stoppage of play
Both teams trade a handful of fruitless possessions before Connor McCaffery breaks the cold streak with an and-1 drive to the rim. The completed free throw makes it 17-15, Michigan.
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Source:: Daily times