Morgan finished the night 11-of-13 from the floor for Michigan (15-10, 5-7 Big Ten), which won for the third time in four outings. Tim Hardaway Jr. notched a double-double with 17 points and 10 rebounds, while Darius Morris added 11 points and seven assists in the victory.
Michael Thompson paced the Wildcats (14-9, 4-8) in defeat with 17 points. Drew Crawford posted 16 points and eight rebounds, while JerShon Cobb had 14 points in the team’s fourth setback in five games.
Northwestern made just 8-of-25 field goals in the opening half, allowing Michigan to enter the break with a 34-19 advantage.
The Wolverines shot a sizzling 60.9 percent from the floor over the final 20 minutes, as they captured the nine-point win.
Michigan held a 15-3 advantage in free-throw points, in addition to dominating the boards, 38-25, on the night.