LINCOLN, Neb. -- Clinging onto a 68-64 lead late with less than three minutes remaining, Michigan needed to make a play late with Cornhuskers rallying from an 18-point second-half deficit.
Then, well, Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman drove to the right baseline finding a streaking Duncan Robinson to the basket for a thundering two-handed dunk, as the Wolverines would make foul shots down the stretch in U-M’s 81-68 win against Nebraska.
Robinson led Michigan (15-5, 5-2 Big Ten) with 21 points, including 3-of-7 from three-point range. Derrick Walton Jr. finished with 16 points, 11 rebounds and six assists. Mark Donnal added 14 points and four rebounds for the Wolverines.
Nebraska’s (12-9, 4-4) Austin White III and Glynn Watson Jr. both finished with 15 points.
U-M made 10 three-pointers at 50.0 percent rate and outrebounded Nebraska 33-25.U-M led 33-30 at the half.
Michigan next plays host to Rutgers on Wednesday at 7 p.m.