9 months ago

Izzo challenged his two stars during practice leading up to the game. And both Winston and Ward got similar edicts from the alumni who returned to remember their own glory. Johnson had been talking to Ward recently and gave him advice to help refocus the junior forward, who shook his recent funk with a 22-point, nine-rebound, high-energy effort. He posted deep in the paint and ran the floor hard.

Source: Detroit Free Press