Tension in Michigan basketball as the struggles in the conference but…

Each game seems to mark a new low for Michigan basketball, and this sentiment is particularly pronounced following their squandering of a 15-point lead against the second-weakest team in the Big Ten.

Michigan basketball’s struggles in the conference were underscored in the second half of their recent match. In a crucial moment, Rutgers orchestrated a 12-0 run, and Michigan’s response included two consecutive turnovers, sealing their fate.

At the 17:00 minute mark, with a 47-32 lead after Olivier Nkamhoua’s 3-point play, optimism swirled that Michigan might break their losing streak and secure only their second win in 10 games.

However, Michigan’s performance unraveled. They managed only 19 points for the remainder of the game, with a mere two points in the final stretch, a formula destined for basketball defeat. After hitting six 3-pointers in the first half, Michigan made just one in the second half.

Rutgers, shooting at a 40 percent accuracy, managed to turn the game around, making two triples and securing a double-digit victory after trailing by nine at halftime. The statistical picture is grim, with Rutgers forcing 18 turnovers, securing 12 offensive boards, and claiming a 36-29 overall rebounding advantage. Although Nkamhoua led Michigan with 14 points, and Tarris Reed contributed 12 points and 15 rebounds, the offensive struggles persisted. Terrance Williams and Nimari Burnett went a combined 1-for-11 from 3-point range, amplifying the disappointment in the aftermath of yet another challenging loss.

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