The University of Michigan men’s basketball team saw its valiant comeback bid fall just short against Maryland on Sunday afternoon falling 86-82.
Junior forward Mark Donnal led the way for the Wolverines with a game-high 25 points and five blocks.
Michigan had to battle back from a double digit deficit in the first half to head to the intermission only trailing 41-36.
Donnal gave the Wolverines a 75-72 lead at the 5:47 mark with an offensive rebound and a layup, but Maryland answered with eight straight points to regain the advantage, 80-75, with three minutes to play.
Four Wolverines joined Donnal in double figures with sophomore guard Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman finishing with 16 points and nine assists,
Derrick Walton Jr. had 14, junior guard Zak Irvin chipped in 11 points as Duncan Robinson added 10.
U-M returns home for a matchup with the Northwestern Wildcats on Wednesday.
Illinois 60 Wisconsin 69
East Carolina 63 (21)SMU 74
Detroit 74 Valparaiso 90
Michigan 82 (6)Maryland 86
San Diego St 78 San Jose St 56
Wichita St 84 Indiana St 51
Oakland 74 Illinois Chi 63
By: Mike Plourde – for Great Lakes Radio Sports