After a perfect 11-0 start for the Michigan Wolverines, a road match-up against a ranked Minnesota Golden Gophers squad proved to be too much. A tough 75-57 loss pulled the Wolverines back down to earth after an incredible start to the season. The factors leading to this loss really compounded right from the start, where Eli Brooks was ruled out with a foot strain injury.
When two of the Big Ten's best and tallest players faced off just last week, Michigan's Hunter Dickinson made his 7-foot-1 mark on a decisive win over Minnesota.
Over the past month, all Michigan did was win as the offense operated at a high level and freshman center Hunter Dickinson racked up one double-digit scoring performance after another. That was highlighted by Dickinson’s 28-point outburst against Minnesota on Jan. 6 where he dominated the big man battle and thoroughly outplayed Liam Robbins in the 25-point victory. But that run of good times came to an end when Robbins and the Gophers flipped the script in Saturday’s rematch.