Posted November 11, 2012 on AP on Fox
Trey Burke receives much of the attention, but Tim Hardaway Jr. proved in the season opener that Michigan has other weapons, too. The duo looks to stay hot when the fifth-ranked Wolverines host IUPUI in the first round of the NIT Season Tip-Off on Monday night. Burke flirted with bolting for the NBA after helping Michigan win a share of the Big Ten title as a freshman. His return was a major reason for the Wolverines' highest preseason ranking since 1993 - when they also began No. 5 - and he proved his value by shooting 9 of 17 and scoring 21 points while adding eight assists in a 100-62 rout of Slippery Rock on Friday. Hardaway also made his mark, though, hitting 8 of 10 shots and drilling all five of his 3-point attempts on his way to a game-high 25 points. The junior averaged 14.6 points last season, just shy of Burke's team-leading 14.8 per game. "He has made a huge impact on Michigan basketball in just two years," coach John Beilein told the Wolverines'...
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