Michigan Basketball: Grading the Wolverines win vs Nebraska
The Michigan basketball team improved to 7-0 with a win Friday at Nebraska and here are the grades for the Wolverines.
After not playing for nearly two weeks, the Michigan basketball team went on the road and did what was expected of it, beating Nebraska by 11 and improving to 2-0 in the Big Ten.
Any road win in conference play is a good one and after Nebraska got off to a hot start with Teddy Allen scoring 21 points in the first half, there was reason to be worried about an upset.
But Michigan really shot the ball well in the second half and cranked things up defensively, which allowed the Wolverines to win by double digits and looking back, here are the grades.
Hunter Dickinson: A-
I’m going to start with the big guys and really, there isn’t much to grade beyond the play of center Hunter Dickinson who had yet another dominant performance Friday night. Despite not shooting until around the five-minute mark of the first half, because of the way Nebraska was aggressively sending double teams at him, Dickinson never forced anything and still scored 13 points, while grabbing 15 rebounds and blocking two shots. He did turn the ball over five times, which dropped his grade a little, but his defense was solid and the ability to run offense through him is a luxury.
Terrance Williams saw nine minutes of action and scored zero points on three missed field goals. Yet, he did register two steals and had an assist. His toughness and effort are always there and whenever he learns to make shots consistently, he will find even more minutes.
Brandon Johns: D-
Johns came off the bench as a small-ball center and disappointed. He only played six minutes but didn’t get a single stat. He didn’t attempt a shot and didn’t even grab a rebound, which is normally a strength for him. His defensive effort was solid and that prevents him from getting a failing grade but his lack of production is worrisome right now.