MI looks to sweep season series with Rutgers

MI looks to sweep season series with Rutgers

The University of MI men's basketball team won its fourth straight game 60-52 at Rutgers Wednesday night.

MI was led by a strong performance from both Brooks (18 points on 4-8 shooting from deep) and Livers (17 points, five rebounds), who was an uncharacteristic 0-5 from deep, but had success driving to the rim and went a flawless 7-7 from the free-throw line.

Rutgers came out hot.

After Michigan started the game missing several easy looks at the rim, junior Eli Brooks drained two threes to settle down the offense. MI did not back down, though.

A Big Ten East basketball showdown is set for the RAC Center in Piscataway, N.J. tonight.

The Scarlet Knights notched their third victory over a ranked opponent on Saturday, besting the then-No.

Simpson did just that, scoring 16 points with five assists and two steals, while Franz Wagner added 12 points as the Wolverines handed Rutgers its first loss home loss of the season, 60-52. After being down 9, MI pulled together and gave the Knights their first loss at the Rutgers Athletic Center (RAC) all season.

Rutgers wing Ron Harper Jr. led all participants with 27 points, tying the second-best mark of his career. (13 points). True freshman guard Paul Mulcahy lead the team with six rebounds.

"Staying positive. As a leader you have to be positive because if you are not positive and you're negative, that reflects on to the rest of the team", Yeboah said. "We are going to go back to practice, go back to the drawing board and start a new win streak". While playing again in that game, he sat on a boot to walk against Rutgers.

"Every game is important".

Zavier Simpson had 16 points, six rebounds and five assists, and MI handed Rutgers its first home loss of the season, 60-52 on Wednesday in Piscataway, N.J. On a attractive defense to offense sequence, freshman Franz Wagner and senior Jon Teske each blocked Miller Kopp's attempt at the rim, while sophomore David DeJulius secured the rebound and delivered a nice feed to Livers in the middle of the floor for a nasty flush.

Rutgers would start the second half in a 6-0 race before MI regained the road to retake the lead at 42-41 midway through the second half with a David DeJulius jumper.

"It's loud, I'll say it", Howard said. "You have an energetic crowd.it's a small environment". It's one of the smallest arenas in Big Ten and everyone talks about this historic place.

Although struggling from the field in the second half, the Knights' defense helped pick up the slack to keep themselves in the game. The Wolverines' fast style of play averages 76 points per game. It's the only regular-season meeting between the teams this year.

The Wildcats showed some signs of life in the second half by cutting the deficit 61-48 with under six minutes to play, but Livers erased any doubt with one of the many vicious slams he had on the night. I thought we played our tails off. He shot 4-of-7 from the field for 12 points and turned the ball over just once. We play in the best league (Big Ten) in the country. "We've got four more and I want to make sure that senior night is rocking", he said. "We have got one more home game here and now we have to go on the road".

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