Michigan survived on Saturday night versus Northwestern in Ann Arbor, taking down the Wildcats, 56-54 in regulation.
Ricky Doyle left early, and Spike Albrecht was held out due to an upper respiratory infection, according to Michigan’s coaching staff.
Caris LeVert carried the load, adding eighteen points, six rebounds and seven assists in the Wolverine victory.
Northwestern had a big chance to send the game into overtime, but blew a wide open layup, and ultimately time ran out on the Wildcats comeback hopes. Alex Olah added twenty-two points, seven rebounds, and two assists.
Michigan had another cold streak after going on an 18-0 run early in the first half, but ended up being down by one at the half. This has been a reoccurring theme for the Wolverines, and will need to stop immediately if they want to make a run at a Big Ten title, or even get in to the NCAA tournament.