While most all eyes were on Championship Saturday in college football, Michigan (6-2) had an 82-55, bounce-back win at home against Kennesaw State (3-6).
The Wolverines had their largest marginal win on Saturday, by way of big games from Moe Wagner and Zak Irvin. The Wolverines led by as many as 30 and put up its highest point total of the season.
WHY: Michigan and Kennesaw State had five lead changes that all came in the opening five minutes, but the Wolverines led the rest of the way. A strong 57-percent shooting from the field – and 45-percent from three – led the Wolverines to a very efficient day of offense.
WHAT IT MEANS: Michigan showed its offensive prowess for all 40 minutes, something it hasn’t done all season. The offense never went cold — like it did in its two losses against Virginia Tech and South Carolina — which led to a comfortable victory.
WHO STARRED: Sophomore forward D.J. Wilson had the best game of his career. He finished with a double-double on 15 points and 11 rebounds, while sophomore forward Moe Wagner finished with 20 points. Senior guard Zak Irvin racked up 19.
WHO STUMBLED: Senior guard Muhammad-Ali Adbur-Rahkman didn’t have a point in the contest. He has started every game this season for Michigan, but his lackluster start could jeopardize that spot.
WHO IS NEXT: Michigan plays Texas at home on Tuesday, December 6 at 9:00 p.m.