Northwestern Stopped Early Against Michigan

Northwestern had a slow start facing Michigan on Wednesday. The Wolverines earned a strong lead in the first half, making it too difficult for the Wildcats to comeback.

Jordan Morgan scored a career-high 27 points, and Michigan held off a valiant Northwestern rally in a 75-66 win Tuesday night.

The Wolverines (15-10, 5-7 Big Ten) led 67-52 before the Wildcats scored 14 straight points late in the second half. Michigan’s Darius Morris finally stopped the run with a pair of free throws with 2:16 remaining.

Morgan then blocked JerShon Cobb’s shot and made a pair of baskets himself – the second an alley-oop dunk set up by Morris that made it 73-66.

Michael Thompson scored all 17 of his points in the second half for the Wildcats (14-9, 4-8).

Morgan scored 17 of his points in the first half.

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