No. 25 Michigan Wolverines men's basketball team thumps Nebraska, 82-58
By NOAH TRISTER
AP Sports Writer
ANN ARBOR — Zavier Simpson and Jon Teske got a nice surprise for their final home game at Michigan.
Former coach John Beilein was in the crowd.
“I did not know Coach Beilein was going to be here. I wanted to bring him down after the game because I knew me and Jon were going to give a small speech, but I was told that he left,” Simpson said. “Definitely appreciate the support from him.”
Simpson had 11 points and 10 assists, and Teske scored 12 points as No. 25 Michigan beat Nebraska 82-58 on Thursday night. Beilein watched from a box about halfway up the seating bowl as his old team closed out its home schedule with a relatively easy win.
Michigan (19-11, 10-9 Big Ten) led 32-28 at halftime before starting the second with an 18-4 run.
Nebraska (7-23, 2-17) was without guard Cam Mack, suspended for a violation of team rules.
“It changes everybody’s role out there on the floor,” Cornhuskers coach Fred Hoiberg said. “Cam’s a guy that plays a lot of minutes for us.”
The Cornhuskers have lost 15 straight.
Isaiah Livers had 18 points and 10 rebounds for Michigan. Haanif Cheatham led Nebraska with 19 points.