Michigan has been great on the road all year with wins at Clemson, Michigan State, Penn State and Iowa and this game proved no different (all coming after a loss). The Wolverines played with toughness and moxie in the face of a very impressive effort by Minnesota. This season is actually the first in which Michigan has won four Big Ten road games since 2002-03. Michigan and Minnesota were both coming off of heartbreaking losses at home, but neither played like it. Each team got the other’s best shot, but Michigan landed the final punch. We saw great performances from Tim Hardaway Jr. (22 points), Darius Morris (17 points and seven assists) and Stu Douglass (12 points). And while Zack didn’t fill up the box score, he had six points and five rebounds, as well as the two biggest Michigan plays of the game. Novak was clearly outmatched physically against Minnesota’s bigs but he battled the whole night and made a huge steal at the end. With this win, Michigan keeps NCAA tournament bubble scenarios alive and sets up what could be the biggest game against Michigan State in recent history, at home next Saturday.