Michigan Wolverines at Nebraska Cornhuskers
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The Michigan Wolverines suspended senior point guard Zavier Simpson for the game at Nebraska because of a violation of team policies. Simpson, a multiyear team captain, is averaging 12.8 points, a team-best 8.3 assists and 4.3 rebounds per game. Michigan will try to end a four-game losing streak without him.
It’s the program’s longest losing streak since 2014-15, the last season the Wolverines missed the NCAA Tournament. Junior forward Isaiah Livers is questionable after aggravating a groin injury Saturday. Livers, the team’s second-leading scorer at 13.1 points a game, missed six games with the injury earlier this season.
Sophomore guard Cam Mack leads the Nebraska Cornhuskers in both scoring (13.3 points per game) and assists (6.7 a game, 13th in the nation through Sunday) heading into a Tuesday matchup with Michigan. He achieved the first triple-double in school history earlier this season. Mack needs three assists to crack the top 10 in Nebraska’s single-season records.
Nebraska enters play averaging 72.3 points per game, which matches the Cornhuskers’ highest average since the 1996-97 season. The Wolverines have won 10 of the 11 meetings since Nebraska joined the Big Ten with the only win for the Cornhuskers coming in 2017-18, a 72-52 home victory.