The injury bug keeps hitting the Michigan men's basketball team hard, but the Wolverine's refuse to succomb.
Saturday Brent Petway was out again with a shoulder injury, and Chris Hunter once again was unable to play as well -- but this time it was freshman Ronald Coleman who stepped up in the last six minutes of the game to lead the Wolverines to victory in the second half.
The Wolverines held a narrow 32-26 lead at the half, led by 14 points (including four 3-pointers) by Dion Harris.
In the second half the Nittany Lions kept coming, taking a 36-35 lead at the 14:07 mark, and trailing Michigan by just one at the 6:30 mark, 44-43. But then Coleman, scoreless in the game so far, got hot. He hit a 3-pointer at the 6:20 mark to make it 47-43, and added another at the 5:09 mark to increase Michigan's lead to 50-43 at the 5 minute mark.
Penn State refused to give up and pulled to 59-57 with one minute remaining, but Coleman hit another 3-pointer, his fourth, to put Michigan 62-57, and the Wolverines clinched their victory.
Dion Harris led Michigan with his 14 first half points, and Graham Brown added 13. Coleman had 12.
Michigan goes to 12-5 (3-0) on the season. Their next game is Wednesday at Indiana.
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