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ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) -- Trey Burke had 22 points and 10 assists as No. 2 Michigan finished its non-conference schedule with a 88-73 victory over Central Michigan on Saturday night.
Michigan played without junior Tim Hardaway Jr. who missed the first game of his career with an ankle injury. That meant the Wolverines started three freshmen -- Nik Stauskas, Glenn Robinson III and Caris LeVert -- along with Burke and Jordan Morgan.
Robinson had 20 points, while Stauskas finished with 19 for Michigan (13-0), which is off to the second-best start in school history. The 1985-86 Wolverines team, led by Gary Grant, Roy Tarpley and Glen Rice, started the season 16-0 on its way to a Big Ten championship.
Central Michigan was hoping to match the success of its football team, which won the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl on Wednesday, but never recovered from falling behind by seven points in the first three minutes. Olivier Mbaigoto led the Chippewas with 14 points.
The Chippewas (7-6) came into the game having won two of their last four meetings with the Wolverines -- in 2002 and 2007 -- but they were quickly overwhelmed by Michigan's offense. Burke scored 14 points in the first nine minutes, and Michigan led 46-29 at the half.
The Wolverines cruised through a second half that was highlighted by Stauskas hitting five straight 3-pointers and Robinson's spectacular dunk in traffic. The only lowlight for Michigan was when McGary came up short on a dunk and fell down, and even that brought laughter from his teammates.
The Wolverines begin Big Ten play Thursday at Northwestern, while Central Michigan plays an exhibition game with Michigan-Dearborn before beginning Mid-American Conference play on Jan. 9 against Bowling Green.
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Michigan basketball (13-0) wasted little time reasserting their non-conference dominance, this time against a helpless Central Michigan team. The #2 ranked Wolverines, behind a double-double from Trey Burke, did their thing and came away with a rock solid 88-73 win over the Chippewas.
How Michigan Won
The Wolverines erased any notion of having to shake off some Christmas break rust...
Michigan Basketball will host Central Michigan on Saturday night at Crisler Center. Tip is scheduled for 7pm and the game will be televised on the Big Ten Network.
Central enters the game with a 7-5 record and an 0-2 mark against the Big Ten (losses to Iowa and Nebraska). They will feature an offense that puts 5 shooters on the floor. Their leading scorer is senior guard Kyle Randall...
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Trey Burke had 22 points and 10 assists as No. 2 Michigan finished its non-conference schedule with a 88-73 victory over Central Michigan on Saturday night.
1) Trey Burke opens the game on a tear
It’s getting a little tiring writing about all the ways in which Trey Burke has excelled this year, but judging by how the point guard has played of late, we might as well just get used to it. Burke was spectacular again against Central Michigan, and again he jump-started the Michigan offense early. After struggling from beyond the arc against...
Trey Burke had 22 points and 10 assists as No. 2 Michigan
finished its nonconference schedule with an 88-73 victory over
Central Michigan on Saturday night.
Central Michigan coach Keno Davis knew his team was going to have a hard time keeping up with No. 2 Michigan.
After the first nine minutes Saturday night, he was starting to think it was going to be a lot worse than he had expected.
Despite missing Tim Hardaway Jr. with an ankle injury, the Wolverines (13-0) came out red-hot and were up 29-15 before Davis had a chance to catch...
Glenn Robinson III, Nik Stauskas, Trey Burke and Caris LeVert faced the media this evening after Michigan’s 15-point win over Central Michigan. The victory capped off Michigan’s perfect non-conference campaign and saw career days from Burke and LeVert. Burke tallied a career-high 11 assists while LeVert earned his first start, scoring nine points and handing out nine dimes. Watch...
Michigan’s offense showed no signs of holiday rust despite a nine day layoff, paving the way past Central Michigan to wrap up a perfect 13-0 non-conference...