After a disappointing 70-58 loss to Virginia a few days ago, the No. 15 Michigan Wolverines (6-2) rebounded at Crisler Arena on Saturday vs. the Iowa State Cyclones (5-3), 76-66.
After getting out to a somewhat sluggish start five minutes into the game, Michigan made three consecutive three pointers to re-gain a lead they would not relinquish. The Cyclones tied the game at 21 with just under five minutes remaining in the first half, but the Wolverines finished the frame on a 13-4 run to take a nine point lead into the break.
In the second half, Michigan ran their lead up to as many as 22 points and it was never closer than eight.
Michigan shot 48-percent while holding Iowa State to 36-percent shooting. Tim Hardaway Jr. led the way for the Wolverines with 19 points and six rebounds. Senior Zack Novak nearly had a double-double with 11 rebounds and eight points.
Michigan now has a full week off before taking on Oakland University next Saturday at 4 p.m. EST. The Wolverines really shouldn't have any other hiccups before the Big 10 schedule begins December 29.