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What we learned: Michigan vs. Texas

What we learned after Michigan's 53-50 victory over Texas on Tuesday.

Despite a poor offensive showing for both teams, the Michigan Wolverines were able to walk away with a 53-50 victory Tuesday night against Texas. Moe Wagner had a huge game, coming up with the game-winning layup as well as a huge block to seal the victory.

Despite the Wolverines not being able to put the Longhorns away throughout the game, a win is a win at the end of the day.

Here's what The Michigan Insider learned from the Wolverines' three-point victory.

Moe Wagner coming into his own

Wagner's game winning bucket and block was already discussed but he was clearly the best player on the floor tonight for either side, that fact was also backed up by head coaches John Beilein and Shaka Smart.

Wagner finished the game with 15 points and five rebounds. With back-to-back excellent games, you might possibly be seeing Wagner grow up before our eyes.

D.J. Wilson has another strong showing

Like Wagner, D.J. Wilson had another positive game statistically that can do wonders for his confidence. Speaking after the game, Wilson said his shot felt good during warmups and nothing has really changed for him. If his shots were feeling good pregame, they definitely carried over during the game. Wilson finished the game with 13 points shooting 5-6 from the floor. He also added six rebounds as well as getting involved defensively.

The U-M coaching staff have to be pleased with Wilson's performance on Tuesday.

The curious case of Zak Irvin's disappearance

Zak Irvin was a non-factor for U-M up until his clutch three points, his only points of the game. Heading late into the second half, Irvin had zero points and five assists. One could argue that Irvin showed up when the team needed him the most, but his play was definitely a concern on Tuesday. With UCLA waiting on Saturday, the Wolverines need an all hands on deck approach if it even has a chance to be competitive, and that starts with Irvin.


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