Michigan Basketball: 3 things we learned in win vs Nebraska

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485. 67. 488. Final. 102

Michigan basketball stomped Nebraska lifeless Tuesday night in the Huskers’ own backyard. Michigan put up a staggering 102 points, the most Nebraska has ever allowed at Pinnacle Bank Arena. Michigan won 102-67 in dominant fashion.

We’ve been talking about a rebound game for quite some time now and we finally saw the Michigan Wolverine team that was advertised all off-season.

Michigan was on fire, everyone was hitting threes, a total of 8 different players hit a 3, which is one other person shy of tying the all-time record for 3’s made by different people.

Nebraska shot horrendously from deep which totally contributed to Michigan’s success, however, Nebraska got few open looks. Michigan did a fantastic job at getting in Nebraska’s face all throughout the game and making them shoot tough contested threes.

On both sides of the ball, Michigan basketball played a superb game, so let’s highlight three things that we can take away from this marvelous performance by the Wolverines.

1. Hunter Dickinson looked elite all game

We touched on Hunter Dickinson and if he had found his role yet on this team. The conclusion we came to was that against San Diego State we saw a spark from him and that his role on this team was to be the leader, or some could say, captain.

We saw the same exact thing tonight against Nebraska. When Hunter Dickinson was hitting shots it seemed like the whole team was. He was dominant in the paint and controlled the tempo at his own pace which benefits Michigan greatly.

He’s also starting to develop a three-ball at a consistent rate, he went 1-of-3 from deep but one of his shots rimmed out at the last second, unfortunately but he’s not air balling the deep shots anymore which is crucial in expanding his range.

He was clearly controlling the paint on both sides of the ball, doing almost anything he wanted offensively in the paint and keeping Nebraska at bay defensively. He’s really blossomed these past two games into the player we expected to see this season.