ANN ARBOR, Mich. (WJBK) - #3 Maryland came into Ann Arbor looking for their 10th win in a row and to stay undefeated in the Big Ten and even though the Wolverines were without Caris LeVert, they beat the Terps 70-67.
Zak Irvin led the Wolverines going 8/14 for 22 points. Robinson (6/10) had 17. Melo Trimble had 2 points on 1/7 shooting for Maryland.
Michigan started hot led by Zak Irvin, Derrick Walton Jr. & Duncan Robinson who helped the Wolverines get out to a 11-6 lead at the first TV timeout. Michigan was 3/4 from 3 and 4/6 from the field which got the nearly sold-out crowd onto their feet.
Both Michigan and Maryland shooting 50% out of the gate. The only difference @umichbball is hitting its threes 4-8— Jennifer Hammond (@HammerFox2) January 13, 2016
Michigan continued playing well through the first eight minutes of the first half.
With Melo Trimble on the bench due to two fouls, Maryland leaned on Jake Layman to cut the lead to one.
Maryland only had one assist though with eight turnovers. Michigan cooled down going 7/17 from the field, while Maryland is at 8/15 with just over six minutes left in the first. The Wolverines took a two point lead by the final TV timeout of the first half.
Michigan ended strong on a 10-4 run led by Duncan Robinson and Mark Donnal who had a big tip to end the half.
#Wolverines get the member bounce to end the half up 37-29 over 3rd ranked Maryland.— Jennifer Hammond (@HammerFox2) January 13, 2016
All Michigan to start the second half as they tried hard to pull the upset.
It's an 11 point lead for @umichbball With Zak Irvin and Duncan Robinson leading the way with 15 points each.— Jennifer Hammond (@HammerFox2) January 13, 2016
#Michigan Walton with a four point play, Irvin now with a chance for an and one...50-40 Michigan 15:24 2nd— FOX 2 Sports (@FOX2Sports) January 13, 2016
Maryland made an 8-2 run to cut it to four, but Michigan did a great job at continuing to keep Melo Trimble in check.
Maryland's Jake Layman (7/8 from the field) led the comeback for the Terps.
Maryland has used a 14-4 run to tie @umichbball at 54 with 7:23 to play.— Jennifer Hammond (@HammerFox2) January 13, 2016
But Layman also had some help...
After scoring just 3 pts in the first half, Diamond Stone has been a one man wrecking crew in the 2nd, with 20 points and 10 boards.— Jennifer Hammond (@HammerFox2) January 13, 2016
Michigan though did not back down.
Derrick Walton Jr. with a three and pushes the lead to five, 64-59 #Michigan 3:33 2nd, Irvin with 19, Robinson 17, Walton Jr. 10— FOX 2 Sports (@FOX2Sports) January 13, 2016
#Wolverines have to play tough D down the stretch up 7 with 1:50 to play.— Jennifer Hammond (@HammerFox2) January 13, 2016
Maryland tried to close the gap late.
Sulaimon with two clutch shots on back to back possessions and the Terps won't go away. #Wolverines up 69-65 with 1:13 left to play.— Jennifer Hammond (@HammerFox2) January 13, 2016
But Michigan held on for the 70-67 and handed Maryland their first Big Ten loss of the season.