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NEW YORK (AP) -- Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 23 points before he left late in the game after he was kneed in the head, and No. 4 Michigan beat Kansas State 71-57 on Friday night to win the NIT Season Tipoff. Glenn Robinson III had 12 rebounds, and Trey Burke and Jon Horford had 10 points each for the Wolverines. Hardaway made 10 of 15 shots from the field before he was hurt with about four minutes left. He returned to the bench in time to celebrate with the rest of his team. Rodney McGruder scored 16 points and had seven rebounds, and Angel Rodriguez scored 10 points for Kansas State (5-1). Michigan (5-0) won the tournament, previously known as the Preseason NIT, for the first time. It was the Wolverines' first title in a significant preseason tournament since the 1997-98 season, when they beat Syracuse to capture the Puerto Rico Holiday Classic. Michigan will get another test on Tuesday when it faces No. 16 North Carolina State in the Big Ten-ACC challenge on Tuesday. The Wolverines struggled at the end of the first half against Kansas State while Trey Burke and Jordan Morgan sat on the bench in foul trouble. But Hardaway took over early in the second half. He made four baskets in the first eight minutes as Michigan got out to a 49-30 lead. At one point, he showcased a crossover of the sort that made his father famous, juking Kansas State's Will Spradling to give himself a wide open shot that he knocked down to wild cheering just as the crowd at Madison Square Garden finished gasping at the move. That basket made it 43-27, and Michigan kept up the pressure, taking a 21-point lead with a little over 10 minutes to play. From there, it was mostly a formality. In its semifinal, Kansas State overcame a pesky Delaware team that should contend in the Colonial Athletic Association, but Michigan was several notches above the Blue Hens and the Wildcats didn't have much of an answer. They got off to a slow start in each half, and spent most of their effort trying to chip away at Michigan's lead. Michigan had a 10-point advantage midway through the first half, but gave some of it back after Morgan and Burke each got two fouls. The Wildcats were outshot 48 percent to 29 percent in the half, but only trailed by five at 29-24. The Wildcats should be favored in their next four games before they face No. 7 Florida on Dec. 22. They open the Big 12 season Jan. 5 against Oklahoma State. Michigan's road isn't as easy -- the Wolfpack come to Ann Arbor on Tuesday, and Michigan returns to New York on Dec. 15 for a game against West Virginia at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Michigan fans started a chant of "Beat Ohio!" during an extended timeout with 3:37 to play and Michigan up 66-47. Michigan plays archrival Ohio State -- or "Ohio," according to Wolverines football coach Brady Hoke -- on Saturday at Ohio Stadium. At the end they did it again, standing and cheering as the Wolverines dribbled out the clock.
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Michigan Basketball defeated Pittsburgh on Wednesday 67-62. The win moves the Wolverines into the finals of the NIT Season Tipoff. Where they will play Kansas State on Friday for the championship.
Pitt took it to Michigan early and held a 33-29 led at the half. In the second stanza, Tim Hardaway Jr. and Glenn Robinson III combined for 22 points to push the Wolverines past the Panthers...
The Michigan basketball team (5-0), ranked 4th nationally and looking every bit the part, took down the competition in the NIT Season Tip-Off Tournament. The Wolverines capped off the 4-game run with a tourney-clinching win over Kansas State on Friday evening by the final count of 71-57.
Tim Hardaway, Jr. probably played his best game as a collegian before taking a knee to the side...
1. Tim Hardaway Jr. carries Wolverines in the first half
It’s hard to identify a college basketball player who’s had a more eye-opening start to the basketball season than Tim Hardaway Jr. With 23 points and seven rebounds, the talented wing was the reason Michigan won the game — and he was also what kept them during an offensively-challenged first half. When the Wolverines...
Tim Hardaway Jr. brought the ball up the court, then dribbled between his legs and headed to the left. Then he flashed back to his right, rose up and knocked down a midrange jumper.
The crowd at Madison Square Garden gasped at the crossover, which was reminiscent of his famous father's most memorable move. Michigan fans jumped up and cheered. Kansas State coach Bruce Weber called...
Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 23 points before he left late in the game after he was kneed in the head, and No. 4 Michigan beat Kansas State 71-57 on Friday night to win the NIT Season Tipoff.
Glenn Robinson III had 12 rebounds, and Trey Burke and Jon Horford had 10 points each for the Wolverines. Hardaway made 10 of 15 shots from the field before he was hurt with about four minutes left...
Michigan led from start to finish as Tim Hardaway led the Wolverines with 23 points 7 rebounds (and a possible mild concussion).
NEW YORK (AP) -- Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 23 points before he left late in the game after he was kneed in the head, and No. 4 Michigan beat Kansas State 71-57 on Friday night to win the NIT Season Tipoff.
Glenn Robinson III had 12 rebounds, and Trey Burke and Jon Horford had 10 points each for the Wolverines. Hardaway made 10 of 15 shots from the field before he was hurt with about...
Kansas State hung tough with No. 4 ranked Michigan in the first half but the Wolverines pulled away in the second half to win their first NIT Season Tip Off Championship by a final score of 71-57. Tim Hardaway Jr. was the star, scoring 23 points on 10-of-15 shooting. Here’s your post game discussion thread, full coverage to follow.
Tim Hardaway Jr., Trey Burke and Nik Stauskas faced the media after Michigan opened the NIT Season Tip Off with a win over Pittsburgh. Watch the three players on the podium after the game in the embedded media players below.
Part two after the jump.
Trey Burke scored 17 points, Tim Hardaway Jr. had 16 points and No. 4 Michigan shut down Pittsburgh defensively in the second half to reach the championship of the NIT Season Tipoff with a 67-62 win Wednesday night.
Pittsburgh's Tray Woodall made a 3-pointer with 30 seconds left to make it a one-possession game, and Pittsburgh (4-1) pressed after a timeout. But Michigan (4-0...
For the second time in two games, Michigan shot fewer threes than their preseason tournament opponent, and for the second time is as many tries, Michigan beat an undefeated high-major opponent behind the scoring punch of Tim Hardaway, Jr.
It’s becoming more and more evident with every passing game that John Beilein...