It just wasn't meant to be for Michigan on Wednesday.
A poor second half shooting performance was the key for South Carolina to cruise by the Wolverines 61-46 to give U-M (4-1) its first loss of the season. It's not as if the looks weren't there, as they certainly. It was just one of those night for U-M, as the shots didn't fall, especially from the three-point line. The Wolverines finished with a 2-26 stat line from the three point line and equally as bad 10-52 from the field. U-M was without a key player for the most important stretch of the game as senior forward Zak Irvin fouled out after playing 30 minutes.
Irvin finished the game five points.
U-M kept the game close in the first half, only down by six at the end of the half even after a poor shooting performance.
The Gamecocks were paced by Sindarious Thornwell, who finished the game leading all scorers with 21 points. The Wolverines were led by point guard Derrick Walton Jr. who scored 15 points.