Isaiah Livers ended up scoring a game-high 22 points in Michigan’s overtime win. Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Things got a bit testy on the Michigan sideline Sunday when coach Juwan Howard clashed with star player Isaiah Livers.

The Wolverines were struggling in the first half against Oakland when Howard said something that clearly upset Livers. The senior forward began jawing with Howard, and the coach simply walked away to calm the situation down.

Livers downplayed the confrontation after the game, saying Howard was simply challenging him, and it was typical of how the pair communicate.

“He was holding me accountable,” Livers said, via Andrew Kahn of MLive. “He was just challenging me. Weirdly enough, that’s how we communicate. We argue in practice, we go at it during games, we go at it during scrimmages. It doesn’t matter because he just wants me to be a great player, and I respect him for that.”

Livers ended up scoring a game-high 22 points in Michigan’s overtime win.

This article first appeared on Larry Brown Sports and was syndicated with permission.

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