GAMEDAY Mens Basketball

Michigan 71, Rutgers 64


(AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

By NOAH TRISTER
AP Sports Writer

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Franz Wagner scored 20 points and Mike Smith added 12 to lift No. 3 Michigan to a 71-64 victory over Rutgers.

Hunter Dickinson added 10 points for the Wolverines, who won their second straight game since returning from a lengthy layoff after the athletic department paused activities for coronavirus-related reasons. Michigan avoided a slip-up before its showdown at No. 4 Ohio State this weekend.

Jacob Young scored 16 points for Rutgers, which led early but lacked the offensive sharpness necessary to keep up with Michigan. The Scarlet Knights (12-8, 8-8 Big Ten) have never beaten the Wolverines. Michigan (15-1, 10-1) has won all 14 meetings.

Rutgers led 9-4 early but couldn't score consistently enough to put the Wolverines in any significant danger. Brandon Johns Jr. made a 3-pointer that put Michigan up 22-17 and capped a 16-6 run.

Michigan led 37-28 at halftime, then scored eight of the first 10 points after the break to lead by 15.

Wagner set up a couple dunks by Dickinson in the second half with clever passes inside.

February 18, 2021



Rutgers
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
M. Johnson C 24 5-7 3-6 0-0 1-3 1 4 0 0 2 13
G. Baker G 32 3-12 0-0 0-2 0-2 2 0 1 0 4 6
R. Harper Jr. G 30 3-10 5-5 1-4 0-4 1 0 0 0 2 12
C. McConnell G 30 5-14 0-0 0-3 2-7 1 0 2 0 2 10
P. Mulcahy G 28 1-1 0-0 0-0 2-3 2 0 0 2 0 2
J. Young   26 6-12 2-4 2-3 0-1 1 0 1 0 2 16
C. Omoruyi   16 2-3 0-1 0-0 2-5 0 3 0 0 1 4
M. Mathis   15 0-3 1-2 0-0 0-1 0 0 0 0 3 1
Totals   201 25-62
(.403)
11-18
(.611)
3-12
(.250)
8-27 8 7 4 3 16 64


Michigan
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
I. Livers F 34 3-10 1-2 0-4 1-6 3 3 0 1 3 7
H. Dickinson C 26 4-10 2-2 0-0 1-8 0 1 0 2 3 10
F. Wagner G 35 6-9 5-6 3-4 1-7 3 0 1 3 2 20
M. Smith G 34 4-7 3-5 1-2 0-1 1 0 0 2 3 12
E. Brooks G 30 1-5 2-2 0-1 0-3 4 0 1 1 2 4
A. Davis   14 3-3 1-2 0-0 1-6 0 0 0 0 2 7
C. Brown Jr.   13 1-3 3-4 1-2 1-4 1 0 0 1 0 6
B. Johns Jr.   8 2-5 0-0 1-2 0-0 0 0 0 1 1 5
T. Williams II   6 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Totals   200 24-52
(.462)
17-23
(.739)
6-15
(.400)
9-40 12 4 2 11 17 71

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