All game long, when the Wolverines needed a spark, they looked to Wagner.
Led by Moritz Wagner's career-high 27 points, Michigan earned a signature victory on the road.
On Tuesday, against No. 5 Purdue, Simpson dropped 15 points again in a last-minute, one-point loss. And it was the manner in which Simpson scored those points that was most impressive.
A far cry from precluding freshmen from playing in the second half, Beilein is now finding as many ways as possible to utilize his first-year players.
The Wolverines are getting closer to where they want to be as a team.
The Daily sat down with Purdue's 7-foot-2 senior center at Big Ten Media Day to discuss his personal progress, the Boilermakers’ goals, the matchups with Michigan and more.
For whoever guards Vincent Edwards on Tuesday, whether it’s Isaiah Livers, Duncan Robinson or even Charles Matthews, a new level of production and focus will be needed.
Recently, Michigan has looked like more of a complete package. Now, against Purdue, it’s time for the Wolverines to prove that against the country’s best.
The Wolverines have a chance to make some believers. Their coach included.
Isaiah Livers said that he and Jordan Poole have dreamed about games like Saturday.