Moe Wagner set new career-highs in three-pointers and total points. He finished the day with four threes and 23 total points, exceeding his previous records of three and 20, respectively.
This was the 15th all-time meeting as well as the first of two this season. The two teams will also play at Nebraska in the regular-season finale on March 5. U-M holds a 13-2 overall record against the Cornhuskers after tonight's 84-78 win. Michigan has won the last nine meetings, including all seven since Nebraska joined the Big Ten conference.
Walton also leads the Big Ten and is 11th in the nation in free-throw percentage. He is 53-for-59 on the season, good for 89.8 percent. Today, he was 7-for-9 from the stripe.
A total of eight Wolverines scored today, including four in double digits: Wagner (23), Irvin (21), Walton (20), and Wilson (11).
The Wolverines shot 59.1 percent from the field, 60 percent from outside the arc, and 82.6 percent from the line in the second half, while the Cornhuskers only shot 52.6 percent, 53.3 percent, and 50 percent, respectively.
DJ Wilson finished the night with a total of 11 points after shooting 75 percent (3-for-4) from beyond the arc.
The Maize and Blue had a total of 21 points off turnovers and 10 second-chance points. The Maize and Blue also lead the country in fewest turnovers per game (9.11). U-M has had 10 or fewer turnovers in 13 games including today's game with 10.
Derrick Walton Jr. went a perfect 3-for-3 from the beyond the arch today. Walton also leads the team in three-pointers on the season with 43.
Next week, Michigan has an ESPN Super Tuesday tilt at No. 18 Wisconsin on Jan. 17 (9 p.m.), before facing Illinois back at Crisler Center for a second time in a 10-day span on Sunday Jan. 21, at 2:15 p.m. (BTN).