Wednesday, July 24, 2024

No. 2 Michigan Pulls Away To See Off Binghamton

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Iggy Brazdeikis scored 21 points and No. 2 Michigan shot 61 percent from 3-point range to eventually pulled away for a 74-52 win over Binghamton on Sunday.

Brazdeikis, who scored 14 of his total points in the second half, shot 9 of 18 overall from the field, while grabbing eight rebounds in the win.

Jordan Poole buried six 3-pointers to score 18 points and Isaiah Livers ended with 17 points (8 of 10) with five rebounds and three assists off the bench for the Wolverines (13-0), who remain undefeated this season.

Zavier Simpson collected a career-high 10 assists to go with a game-high nine rebounds for Michigan, which led 46-43 with 11:50 to play before going on a 19-4 run to take complete control of the game.

Simpson’s previous best assists per game was nine, which came against North Florida on Nov. 11, 2017.

Chancellor Barnard led the way for Binghamton with 14 points on 6 of 9 shooting.

Caleb Stewart added 13 points in the defeat for the Bearcats (4-10), who were losing for the sixth team on the road this season.

Sam Sessoms, who leads the Binghamton team in scoring at 17.7 points per game, was held to seven points and five assists.

“That’s a team that could win the national championship,” Bearcats coach Tommy Dempsey said about Michigan.

The Bearcats were losing for the fifth time in six games.

As a team, Binghamton shot 40.0 percent (20-50) from the field, but had just nine assists.

Michigan returns to action on Thursday night when the Wolverines host Penn State.

The Bearcats return home to entertain Columbia on Wednesday night.

Dwayne is a former high school and college athlete who now enjoys life off the court and off the track. He is a former contributor for the News World weekly magazine and online website.
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