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Michigan Vs. Penn State First Half Updates: Lions Trail At Break

It's important for Penn State to play a tough couple of minutes here. Michigan just threw a heavy punch, but Penn State has played well for the vast majority of this game. The Lions just need to settle down and get back into their game; slow the game down and force Michigan to play at their pace.

Morris hits the free throw. Michigan takes its first lead.

Michigan finally misses a trey.

Jordan Morgan gets a basket after about three offensive rebounds. Looked like middle school girls' basketball.

That's the end of the half. The Wolverines sprint to the locker room ahead 27-24 as the crowd boos the refs loudly, as they wanted a foul on the last play of the half. The Lions definitely had the better period save for the last four minutes or so. Now, they're in a dog fight instead of holding a comfortable lead. 

Here's your first half stats.

Talor Battle leads Penn State in points with 11 and David Jackson has six. No other Nittany Lion has more than three but five have scored. Battle also leads the team in rebounding with six boards in the game. Cammeron Woodyard has four.

Darius Morris has nine points to lead Michigan. Stu Douglass has eight. Jordan Morgan has a game high seven rebounds.

Michigan ended up outshooting Penn State 42%-36% in the half. The Wolverines were 4-10 from the perimeter while the Lions were 5-16.

Photographs by dizfunk used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.