The (#22) University of Michigan men’s basketball team played two games last week, one at home and one on the road, and they won both of them. On Wednesday (02/08/2012) they beat Nebraska 62-46 on the road, then on Sunday (02/12/2012) they beat Illinois 70-61 in Crisler Arena. This raises Michigan’s record to 19-7 (9-4 in the Big Ten). It was nice for Michigan to finally win 2 games in a row, after going W-L-W-L-W-L-W-L in their previous 8 games.
While the win at Nebraska doesn’t sound very impressive, it was a bigger deal than you might think. Just ask Indiana; they lost at Nebraska back on January 18th. Sure, Michigan is a better team, but (as I’ve said many times) it’s tough to win on the road in the Big Ten. And, Michigan didn’t just win at Nebraska, they dominated. The 1st half was slow, flat, and boring, and both teams looked miserable, but the 2nd half was one of the most impressive performances I’ve seen by a Michigan team. Take away a couple missed shots by the scrubs in garbage time, and UM shot an amazing percentage (16-for-19 = 84.2%). That’s incredible.