The EssentialsWHATMichigan v. NorthwesternWHEREEvanston, ILWHEN7:00PM EST February 2nd, 2010THE LINEMichigan +2.5TELEVISIONBTN

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When Last We Met

Michigan came out of the gates a little sluggish, but raced out to a lead of 17 points with just four minutes left before the break. Freshman Drew Crawford scored 12 points (on 3/3 shooting behind the arc and a trio of free throws) to help Northwestern close to within 9 points by halftime. After the break, the Cats upped the pressure in their 1-3-1 defense, forcing 11 Michigan turnovers. On the other end of the court, Michigan continued to let Crawford light up the nets.

After scoring 28 in the first half, Northwestern scored 40 after the break. They held Michigan to just 25 after the...

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