Originally written on UM Hoops  |  Last updated 11/10/12
1. Tim Hardaway Jr. starts the game strong Michigan looked a bit lifeless to begin Friday’s game. Burke and Robinson both missed early jumpers and Slippery Rock was aggressive and built early confidence. Hardaway was the exception to the slow Michigan start. He opened the game with a great pass to Jordan Morgan for a smooth finish and then began looking for his own offense. Hardaway scored or assisted nine of Michigan’s first 12 points and helped stabilize the Wolverines as they worked out the early jitters in their season opener. Hardaway’s quick start was a result of his individual off season improvement. The pick-and-roll pass to Morgan that was not only the correct decision but a smooth, quick look in the right spot. He also showed how effective he can be when he’s dominating the defensive glass. Hardaway got to the free throw line twice by getting a defensive rebound and then pushing the ball all the way to the bucket. The most noticeable difference in the junior’s game is his...
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