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Michigan opened Tuesday’s game against Western Michigan slowly but eventually found its groove to cruise to an easy 73-41 victory. The Wolverines looked lifeless out of the gate but managed to sleepwalk their way past a Western Michigan team that simply didn’t have the horses to compete.
Trey Burke was nearly flawless on the night, scoring 20 points on 8-of-11 (2-4 3pt) shooting while handing out seven assists to no turnovers. But Michigan’s effort was balanced as 10 Wolverines saw action in the first half, eight played at least 10 minutes and nine found the scoring column. Michigan’s defense stifled Western Michigan on the other end of the floor. The Wolverines managed to force more turnovers (18) than allowed field goals (13) while holding the Broncos to a dreary .67 points per possessions.
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