Walton Jr. missed the previous two days of practice with a toe issue, Donnal a late scratch after visiting the doctor with an upper respiratory infection.
Either way, Michigan needed guys to step up and several did including Zak Irvin who recorded a double-double posting 13-points and a career best 12-rebounds to lead the Wolverines to a 58-44 win over Nebraska.
Michigan was also privy to key contributions by freshmen wings Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman and Aubrey Dawkins, each starting against the Cornhuskers. Dawkins scored all 13 of his points in the first half including a 3-for-3 mark from three-point range. Abdur Rahkman keyed two different runs for Michigan in the second half scoring all nine of his points over the final 20-minutes.
Josh Newkirk and Kyle Bogenschutz recap Michigan's win against Nebraska and briefly take a peek ahead at the Wolverines match-up at Michigan State Sunday.