Postgame Notes: Michigan-Nebraska
March 2, 2018

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  • Michigan and Nebraska met for the first time in the Big Ten Tournament.
  • Michigan is now 20-17 all-time in the tournament. The Wolverines improve to 4-4 in the quarterfinals of the tournament and 4-2 when seeded fifth.
  • Michigan is now 3-2 against No. 4 seeds in the tournament.
  • No. 5 seeds are now 13-20 all-time in the tournament.
  • Michigan gave up just a single basket from the floor over a 13:32 stretch of the first half, holding Nebraska to 1-of-20 from the field during that time.
  • Zavier Simpson (12), Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman (21), Moritz Wagner (20), and Duncan Robinson (16) all scored in double figures for the Wolverines. Michigan has had four players score in double figures in both of their games this tournament.
  • Robinson recorded his 1,000th career point on his second 3-point field goal of the first half.
  • Wagner recorded the first double-double of the tournament. In addition to 20 points, he grabbed 13 boards. He now holds the tournament-high single-game rebound total through the first eight games. Wagner’s 20 points are a career tournament single-game high.
  • Abdur-Rahkman went 5-for-5 from beyond the arc, tying the Big Ten Tournament record for 3-point field goal percentage (min. five attempts). He shares the mark with Illinois’ Demetri McCamey, who went 6-for-6 on 3-pointers against Purdue on March 14, 2008.


  • Nebraska is now 3-7 all-time in the Big Ten Tournament and 19-41 in all conference tournaments dating back to 1977.
  • No. 4 seeds are now 15-20 all-time in the tournament.
  • Nebraska is now 3-4 when playing in Madison Square Garden.
  • The team finished the first half on an 8-1 run to cut the Wolverine lead to 10 points.
  • Nebraska recorded 22 of its 58 points from the free throw line.
  • James Palmer Jr. (16), Isaiah Roby (18), and Glynn Watson (10) all scored in double figures for the Huskers.
  • Roby led the game with five blocks, which moves his season total to 62, the 10th-best single-season mark in Nebraska history.