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Michigan 100, Slippery Rock 62
For about 10 minutes, Slippery Rock looked like a team ready to provide a challenge for No. 5 ranked Michigan. The Rock played physical basketball, didn’t look overmatched and hit some early shots to hang around. Eventually Michigan’s talent and depth was just too much for its Division II foe. The Wolverines stretched their lead as high as 42 points before reaching the century mark for the first time since 2007.
12 different Wolverines scored and three reached double figures in the dominating victory but Tim Hardaway Jr. was clearly Michigan’s star of the night. The 6-foot-6 junior scored 25 points on 8-of-10 (5-5 3pt) shooting and added a career high 10 rebounds and three assists for good measure. Hardaway looked focused and confident from the outset and was nearly flawless in his junior year debut.
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Elsewhere in the college basketball world there will be games at military bases and aircraft carriers but Michigan will open its season in Ann Arbor. The Wolverines host Slippery Rock, a school most associated with scoreboard updates at Michigan stadium, to begin the 2012-13 campaign. The Wolverines were nearly flawless in exhibition play and hope to carry...
Josh Bartelstein and Jordan Morgan met with the media this afternoon ahead of Michigan’s season opener against Slippery Rock on Friday. Bartelstein discussed what it meant to be named a captain and how he looks to embrace the role. Morgan discussed the team’s growth in practice thus far and his thoughts on Bartelstein as a captain.
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John Beilein previewed Michigan’s season opener against Slippery Rock this afternoon with the media. Beilein made it clear that he won’t overlook the Division II opener and also relayed some injury news. Freshman guard Nik Stauskas is dealing with back spasms and is “probably questionable” while Jon Horford is expected to be in the rotation Friday.
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No. 5 Michigan opens its season tomorrow against Slippery Rock. Coach John Beilein discussed The Rock and the Wolverines focus going into their first game of 2012-13. Beilein also discussed the lineup and rotations to start the season, Stauskas’ injury situation, Burke and Albrecht playing in the same back court, and more. ***Full Video of the Press conference included***
Tim Hardaway Jr., Trey Burke and Jon Horford met with the media after Michigan’s 100-62 win over Slippery Rock on Friday evening. Hardaway led the way with a double-double of 25 points and 10 rebounds while Burke added 21 points and eight assists. Jon Horford saw his first action of the season while recovering from a knee injury.
Burke and Horford after the jump.
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...
Who: Slippery Rock (0-0) at Michigan (0-0)
Where: Crisler Center (Ann Arbor, MI)
When: 8:30 p.m., Friday, November 9th, 2012
TV: BTN.com/MGoBlue All-Access
More: Beilein preview video; Morgan, Bartelstein previews
Slippery Rock isn’t the grandiose season opening opponent that many had hoped for to christen the newly renovated Crisler Center...