Michigan Wolverines forward Ignas Brazdeikis (13) reacts with forward Isaiah Livers (4) and guard Zavier Simpson (3) after scoring against the Villanova Wildcats during the first half at Finneran Pavilion on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018(Photo: Bill Streicher, USA TODAY Sports)
Matthews hit a pair of difficult turnaround jumpers, had a huge put-back dunk and got to the rim early and often.
After a couple duds against Norfolk State and Holy Cross, Michigan's offense woke up on the biggest stage possible.
Michigan won nearly every single 50-50 ball and grabbed a handful of tough offensive rebounds that led directly to points.
Later in the second half, after the crowd had gotten back in the game, Simpson stole a ball from Collin Gillespie.
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