The No. 15 Michigan Wolverines fell 70-58 to the Virginia Cavaliers in the Big 10-ACC Challenge, the Wolverines' second loss of the year.
Despite a very strong showing in the EA Sports Maui Invitational, the No. 15 Michigan Wolverines couldn't stop the Virginia Cavaliers on the road when it counted, losing 70-58 after being outscored by 11 in the second half.
Sixth-year senior forward Mike Scott led the way for the Wahoos with a double-double, putting up 18 points and 11 rebounds while chipping in three assists for good measure. Sophomore guard Joe Harris also had 18 points and snared seven rebounds to go with it, knocking down three three-pointers. Senior point guard Sammy Zeglinski also scored 11 points, dishing out seven assists, and shooting 10 shots — all three-pointers.
Michigan shot well from deep, as is its M.O. under head coach John Beilein, going .455 from beyond the arc, but the Wolverines attempted only seven free-throws and turned the ball over 11 times, not a ratio for success. Freshman point guard Trey Burke scored 11 points and added four rebounds and four assists, but the discrepancy in points scored at the foul line — Michigan's four to Virginia's 17 — was too much to overcome.