The No. 24 Michigan Wolverines (18-6, 7-4) held off the Northwestern Wildcats (13-10, 4-6) beating them 58-47 on Monday night in Ann Arbor.
Charles Matthews led the team with 14 points. Mo Wagner added 8 points of his own while leading the team with 8 rebounds.
It was also “90’s night” at the Crisler Center where culture of the 1990’s, a time where the players were only children, was celebrated throughout the game.
At first, the maize and blue had those fans “buggin’ out” after falling behind 19-11 with 7:06 left in the first half. However, the Wolverines would storm back and score ten-straight points to take a 21-19 lead into halftime thanks in part to two three-pointers by Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman.
The Wolverines got back on track from three-point range by making their first four attempts from the arc in the second half. They also took advantage of 15 Northwestern turnovers throughout the game.
The team returns to action this Saturday, Feb. 3 at 2:30 p.m. eastern when they host the Minnesota Golden Gophers on FOX.