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LeVert's big first half helps No. 19 Michigan bounce back with 91-62 win over Nicholls State

  • Michigan head coach John Beilein talks with guard Kameron Chatman during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Nicholls State in Ann Arbor, Mich., Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

    Michigan head coach John Beilein talks with guard Kameron Chatman during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Nicholls State in Ann Arbor, Mich., Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)  (The Associated Press)

  • Nicholls State head coach J.P. Piper talks with guard Amin Torres during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich., Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

    Nicholls State head coach J.P. Piper talks with guard Amin Torres during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich., Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)  (The Associated Press)

Caris LeVert scored 19 of his 24 points in the first half, and No. 19 Michigan bounced back from its first loss of the season with a 91-62 victory over Nicholls State on Saturday.

The Wolverines (5-1) were without starting point guard Derrick Walton, who was on the sideline with what appeared to be a boot on his left foot. Spike Albrecht was certainly a capable replacement for Walton, finishing with 10 points, seven assists, three steals and no turnovers.

Ricky Doyle added 15 points for Michigan, and Zak Irvin scored 14.

Nicholls State (0-4) was led by Ja'Dante' Frye, who scored 15 points. T.J. Carpenter added 12.

Michigan lost 60-55 to No. 12 Villanova on Tuesday in New York.