ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The Michigan basketball team proved once again that a hot-streak doesn't necessarily have to start and stop with one person.
Also, when the three-pointer is on, it's certainly on.
That was certainly the case in U-M's 79-56 victory over Penn State on Saturday, especially in the first half. Both forwards Zak Irvin and Duncan Robinson contributed beyond the arc with three three's a piece in the first half which really helped the Wolverines speed away from the Nittany Lions and never look back.
For Irvin, he knows that anyone can contribute at any given point during the game. That, he believes, makes this team special.
"Yeah I think that's what makes us so special," Irvin said. "It's just not one person that can get hot, we all get hot. I think we had like 10 threes in the first half, that's special. We also have Mark whose had his great back-to-back games with inside presence, that makes it even better."
Of course, this game was won without the Wolverines' best player on the court in Caris LeVert. Regardless, Irvin said the team had to rally once again in another senior captains absence. However, it appears, at least for now, that LeVert's absence shouldn't be for too longn.
"Especially with Spike the first to go down and with Caris today those are our two seniors, our two captains," Irvin said. "Those are our brothers, we just want to get that win today... We just found out before, it's a day-to-day thing and we're just waiting to hear more."