Juwan Howard emphasizes importance of Northwestern win following OT loss to Iowa
Juwan Howard noted how important his team’s response to the Iowa loss was at Sunday’s post game presser. Michigan rebounded with an 85-78 win over Northwestern.
Michigan was actually leading Iowa late in the 2nd half, but the Hawkeyes battled back to force overtime. The Wolverines could not outlast the Hawkeyes in overtime and eventually lost 93-84 behind a big game from Payton Sandfort. Sandfort finished the game with 26 points.
Instead of hanging their heads after the loss, Michigan went back to work. Howard stated that he was proud of how Michigan responded to the overtime loss in Iowa City.
Juwan Howard talking following Michigan’s win. Said he proud of how his team responded following the Wolverines overtime loss at Iowa. pic.twitter.com/WOz5ghv6u8
— Thomas Cook (@thomas_cook11) January 15, 2023
After beating Northwestern, Michigan is now 10-7 on the year. Kobe Bufkin led the team in scoring with 20 points. Other key scorers included Dug McDaniel (17), Jett Howard (16), and Hunter Dickinson (10).
Michigan travels to Maryland to take on the Terps next on Thursday. Tipoff will take place at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN.