Michigan gets first road victory of Juwan Howard era by defeating Nebraska
For the first time under Juwan Howard, Michigan has won a road game.
The Wolverines defeated Nebraska 79-68 in Lincoln, ending a four-game losing streak and posting their first road victory of the 2019-20 season. Michigan is now 1-5 on the road. It is 3-0 in games played on a neutral court.
Tuesday night’s victory marked the first time since Jan. 9 that Michigan has gotten a win. That night, they defeated Purdue 84-78 in double overtime at the Crisler Center. Since then, the Wolverines dropped games to Minnesota, Iowa, Penn State and Illinois.
Eli Brooks was the leading scorer for Michigan, finishing the game with 20 points and nine rebounds. Two other Wolverines reached double figures, as Franz Wagner added 18 points and Brandon Johns Jr. pitched in with 16.
Michigan shot 50 percent from the floor, knocking down 28-of-56 field goal attempts on the night. The Wolverines also dominated the glass, outrebounding Nebraska 41-27. The Wolverines also got the win despite being without star guard Zavier Simpson, who was suspended for the contest due to violation of team policies.
Most of the Huskers’ scoring came from just three players, as Cam Mack, Haanif Cheatham and Kevin Cross combined to score 53 of Nebraska’s 68 points. Mack led the way with 19, while Cheatham and Cross each scored 17 points.
Michigan improved to 12-8 on the season and 3-6 in the B1G with the win. Nebraska is now 2-8 in conference play and 7-14 overall.