CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - MARCH 10: Kobe Bufkin #2 of the Michigan Wolverines drives to the basket against Cam Spencer #10 of the Rutgers Scarlet Knights in the first half of the quarterfinals of the Big Ten Tournament at United Center on March 10, 2023 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

The Michigan Wolverines came into Thursday’s (March 9) Big Ten Tournament game against Rutgers with promise. The Wolverines have been a tighter, stronger team as of late. They also beat Rutgers, 58-45, back on Feb. 23, so they knew it could be done.

However, Michigan fell short, losing to the Scarlet Knights, 62-50. They should still be proud of a stellar season.

The Big Ten tournament is currently happening in Chicago. Michigan State is slated to play Friday (March 10) at 2:30 p.m. If they win, the goal is to upset Purdue and win the tournament, which would land them a spot in the NCAA Tournament.

View photos from the Michigan, Rutgers game below.

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