Originally posted on UM Hoops  |  Last updated 3/5/12
1. Tim Hardaway Jr. stays hot to get Michigan going early After finishing 4-for-4 from behind the arc on Thursday in Michigan’s 72-61 win at Illinois, Tim Hardaway Jr. picked up right where he left off on Sunday against Penn State. Just 16 seconds into the game, Stu Douglass drove baseline and found Hardaway open for three at the left wing. Hardaway didn’t hesitate and drained the deep ball to give Michigan the early 3-0 lead. Hardaway looked calm and confident. That confidence shone through again around the 11-minute mark of the first half. Off of an Evan Smotrycz missed 3-pointer, Hardaway outhustled two Penn State defenders to corral the offensive board and keep the possession alive. Michigan reset the offense, and not long after, Hardaway had the ball at the top of the key. Jordan Morgan set a screen to give Hardaway just a hint of breathing room. When Hardaway’s on, that’s all he needs. He drained another three, this time with a defender right in his face. The shot lit a fire ...
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