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Charles Matthews had 20 points and 11 rebounds, Michigan locked down on defense and the third-seeded Wolverines beat Montana 61-47 in a plodding first-round NCAA Tournament game Thursday night...
Ann Arbor — Coming off one of its most efficient offensive performances of the season, Michigan hit a roadblock against Northwestern.
The Wolverines mightily struggled to figure out the Wildcats' 2-3 zone while the 3-point misses piled up throughout a woeful first half.
East Lansing — Early in the first half Saturday, Michigan sophomore Charles Matthews had to go to the Wolverines' bench to take care of a bloody nose.
It was a picture that embodied not only the Michigan State-Michigan rivalry, but more often than not, showed that Michigan State is a team that takes it to its opponents, priding itself on being the aggressor.