ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Michigan's holiday break began with a present in the form of a 72-56 victory over Coppin State Monday night at Crisler Center.
The win is an important one for the Wolverines, a team previously dealing with a shocking four game losing streak, three of four of which came at home.
But that all ended thanks in part to Ricky Doyle and Zak Irvin. Doyle, starting just the second game of his career, led Michigan in scoring with 16-points, missing just one shot from the field, also grabbing five rebonds.
Irvin got the sparse crowd heavily involved in the second half with a one-handed alley oop finish, just two of his 13-points to go with seven rebounds.
The best moment of the night came with a little over a minute left when Austin Hatch was inserted into the game, ultimately fouled on a three-point attempt, hitting 1-of-3 free throws to record the first career points of his young career.
Josh Newkirk and Kyle Bogenschutz break down all of the action and what this break could do for Michigan as they prepare to host Illinois Dec. 30 to open up Big Ten play.