Recap: Michigan Takes Down Nebraska 58-44

Several players stepped up in the absence of Derrick Walton Jr. Tuesday night as Michigan rallied to beat Nebraska 58-44 at Crisler Center. Zak Irvin scored 13-points and grabbed 12-rebounds for his first career double-double as freshmen Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman and Aubrey Dawkins played career-highs in minutes. Josh Newkirk and Kyle Bogenschutz recap the Wolverines' win.

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Already without the services of Caris LeVert for the rest of the season, Michigan took the floor against Nebraska Tuesday down Derrick Walton Jr. and Mark Donnal as well.

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.

Max Bielfeldt stepped up inside as well with 12-points to go with nine rebounds, Spike Albrecht offering six-points and seven assists.

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.


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