DOWN. GOES. STATE!!
FINAL: Michigan 77, Michigan State 68
❌: 16P, 8A
Livers: 14P, 4R
The Professor: 11P, 9R
🇩🇪: 8P, 7R
Isaiah Livers with helluva lift for his team, X turned in his best showing vs Sparty in several games, and Franz & eli brooks with key contributions on both ends. Kudos all around. Big win for this team, big win for @JuwanHoward
, and big win for recruiting (huge visit weekend).
Michigan is now 10-4 with Isaiah Livers in the lineup. All four losses are against Q1 opponents.
Wins include victories over:
- Michigan State
- North Carolina (pre-Cole Anthony injury)
Hot take: Michigan is a better team with Isaiah Livers than without him.
Terrific wire-to-wire performances from Zavier Simpson and Isaiah Livers. Kept Michigan afloat for much of the game.
The real difference today, though, was the Michigan defense. Outstanding performance. Tillman and Winston finished a combined 11-for-31 from the field.
Tom Izzo on how different Michigan is with Isaiah Livers: "How different would we be with Josh Langford?"
Says it was other players, like Simpson from 3, Johns off the bench, that beat the Spartans.
For those curious, Isaiah Livers said David DeJulius declined to wear black socks today. "He doesn't wear black socks. Interesting dude."
Said it with a grin, to be clear.
Michigan solves Cassius Winston (I know he dropped 20, but he needed 18 shots to do it). Isaiah Livers returns and looks good. Zavier Simpson played well.
Much-needed win for Wolverines.
When Livers went for that dunk today....my heart just dropped 😂😂. Can he pls stop doing that?
Completely different team with a healthy Livers.
Quality win today. Go Blue.
Kenyans have livers made of titanium.
Oh, how many livers shall we sacrifice unto you, how many lungs will you claim. Oh hail great fucker✊🏿 https://t.co/o3ZEKYRAw1
@ACumbow @dl100421 @_ZachShaw
Josh Langford is chronically injured and has no place in the conversation about Isaiah Livers groin injury. He might as well have talked about Shawn Respert not being available for the game. Did you even hear Beilein use Mitch McGary as an excuse in ‘14?
Michigan’s offense simply doesn’t function and work without Livers out there. MSU can’t use that as a reason for every loss. Every stat shows Michigan is far worse without livers than with him. Michigan was just the better team today with msu having Langford or not
Langford was healthy until 10 days before their first game, he’s supposed to be on this team. if that’s an excuse so be it Michigan fans been full of the livers excuse since December
This isn’t a excuse I already pointed out why they lost. You said livers more valuable I disagree
But he is more valuable. Stop looking at stats and look at how each one leads their team. Just watch a Michigan game without Livers and then watch one with him.
@DaveGardiner11 @Haggs_88 @sbell021
I think that Langford being injured definitely hurts Sparty’s roster, but livers was the most impactful player on our squad, where in msus case it was obviously Cassius. Just comes down to preference I guess
@JimboPete6 @ACumbow @dl100421 @_ZachShaw
This is just ridiculous,josh Langford was a huge reason behind Michigan states preseason #1 ranking.I mean Andy Katz literally had him on his preseason watch list, he was supposed to be a huge piece for this team,if you are going to use livers as an excuse Langford is one as well
He didn't make an excuse. He was just saying how important Livers is to MSU. It's amazing that UM fans can't just take the win and move on. They have to try to twist words and run with things.