Just a week after losing to them in Ann Arbor, MI, the Northwestern Wildcats (15-10, 6-6) got their revenge against the No. 20 Michigan Wolverines (19-7, 8-5) beating them on Tuesday night at home.
Moritz Wagner led the Wolverines with 20 points and nine rebounds. Zavier Simpson led with five assists while Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman had 11 points of his own.
The game started with the Wolverines taking a 19-11 lead with 11:27 left in the first half. From that point, Northwestern’s Bryant McIntosh scored seven points to close out the half and got his team within three points of the maize and blue.
In the first four minutes of the second half, McIntosh, who finished with 24 points, would assist on each of the Wildcats’ first four baskets to give Northwestern its first lead of the game. The Wolverines tried to muster up a comeback, but their 22.7% shooting from three-point range and nine turnovers ultimately proved to be their undoing and the Wildcats ran away with the 61-52 win.
The Wolverines return to action this Saturday, Feb. 11 when they travel north to face the Wisconsin Badgers.