The Northwestern Wildcats are leading 34-27 over the No. 13 Michigan Wolverines going into halftime of Wednesday's game as they look for a Big Ten upset. The Wildcats have had some issues with their conference schedule so far, losing to Illinois and Ohio State, but they lead at the moment.
The Wildcats played quite strong offensively in the first half, knocking down 61 percent of their shots from the field. They only got to the free-throw line four times, but knocked down 4 of 6 three-point shots. The Wolverines, on the other hand, were abysmal from the field in the first half, making just 28 percent of their shots.
Northwestern's star forwards John Shurna and Drew Crawford have come through once again so far. Shurna leads the Wildcats with 12 points on 5-for-6 shooting, while Crawford is right there with 11 points on 5-for-8 shooting. For the Wolverines, Tim Hardaway Jr. has essentially been carrying the offense. Hardaway Jr. has made 5 of his 7 shots, including 4 of 5 from three-point range, but the rest of the team has made 4 of its 25 shots.