Michigan vs UNLV LIVE Coverage : Michigan leads UNLV, 60-50
With 7:33 remaining, the Wolverines have a 60-50 lead over the Rebels thanks to several outside shots from Michigan.
UNLV was in the game late in the first half and early in the second because to Bryce Hamilton’s torrid shooting, but he has now missed six of his past seven shots as Michigan’s defence focuses on stopping the lefty.
As a whole, the UNLV team is just 8-of-23 from the 3-point line. The Wolverines have a field goal percentage of 54.8 percent.
Defeating the physicality of Michigan has proved to be a challenging task. UNLV has been hammered inside by the Wolverines, who have racked up 11 free throws while the Rebels have yet to attempt a free throw.
Bryce Hamilton keeps UNLV in the game, but Michigan pulls ahead 49-45 thanks to his heroics.
With 13:55 left, UNLV is within one point of Michigan, 49-45, thanks to a hot Bryce Hamilton.
Hamilton opened the second half with a pull-up 3, then sank a nice baseline fadeaway after scoring seven of UNLV’s final nine points in the first half. At this time, he has 17 points on 7-of-14 shooting, which is a game best.
The sheer size of Michigan is still a challenge. The Wolverines have made six of their ten second-half shots, including a two-handed dunk from Hunter Dickinson.
Michigan’s 35-32 halftime advantage is cut to 35-32 after a 9-0 UNLV outburst.
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With a 9-0 run to end the first half, UNLV cut Michigan’s lead to 35-32 and set up an exciting second half.
In the last few minutes of the half, Bryce Hamilton put in a lot of effort. Against Hunter Dickinson of Michigan, he scored two iso buckets and Donovan Williams sank a mid-range jumper. Hamilton dribbled out the clock and buried a stepback 3-pointer with one second remaining on UNLV’s final possession.
Nine points for Hamilton and seven for Williams lead the team. There are five points and four rebounds in the first half, but Royce Hamm has two fouls and only played 12 minutes.
Because they are ranked fourth in the country, Michigan should be a challenge. After dominating the crimson and grey frontcourt, the Wolverines shot 56.0 percent from the field in the second half.
Over the following 20 minutes, Kevin Kruger may be able to come up with a scheme to counter Michigan’s size advantage—a very difficult task—which might lead to a very large upset.
In an effort to fight back against Michigan, the University of Nevada, Las Vegas
A handful of UNLV airballs in the previous six minutes have given Michigan a 28-23 lead with 5:46 remaining in the first half of play.
After a missed tip-in attempt and an effective 3-pointer from Jordan McCabe, UNLV forward Moussa Diabate has scored eight points on 4-of-5 shooting from the field for the Wolverines.
Despite Donovan Williams’ 3-pointer early in the game, UNLV is only 3-of-10 from long range as a team.
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