Freshman point guard Derrick Walton, Jr. hit a contested layup with 21.8 seconds remaining, giving the Michigan a 71-70 victory over Nebraska at sparkling new Pinnacle Bank Arena.
Walton, who finished the game with 10 points and four assists, also shocked the Nebraska crowd with a 45-foot Hail Mary three-pointer at the first half buzzer.
Glenn Robinson led five Wolverines in double figures with 19 points while Jordan Morgan came alive on the offensive end with 15 points, well above his 4.6 points per game average. Most of Morgan’s points came either on layups or put-backs in the paint.
Nik Stauskas again showed why he’s becoming a complete player, finishing the nite with 12 points and four assists.
Caris LeVert chipped in with 10 points and five assists as Michigan played just six men. For Nebraska, Terran Petteway led the way with 16 points
The Wolverines, now 11-4 and a perfect 3-0 in the Big Ten, host Penn State next Tuesday (Jan.14) while Nebraska’s (8-7, 0-3) next action is at Purdue on Sunday (Jan. 14).
Great win on the road for us!! I appreciate the Nebraska fans that came out and made that place loud! That was fun.
— Nik Stauskas (@NStauskas11) January 10, 2014
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