Originally written on isportsweb.com  |  Last updated 11/15/14
Michigan basketball (14-0, 1-0) continued their early season rampage with a 94-66 win over a hopelessly inferior Northwestern team (9-5, 0-1) on Thursday night. As the Wolverines improve to 14-0 it is beginning to look like something truly special is in store for this version of Michigan’s hoops squad. Your heart goes out to Bill Carmody as he is operating without arguably his 3 best players. Drew Crawford (injury) and Jershon Cobb (suspension) are out for the year and Reggie Hearn was out due to injury as well. Jordan Morgan 3 Stars Jordan Morgan gets the #1 star in part because isportsweb loves them some Jordan Morgan, but more importantly because he had a beastly night on the court. He notched his 3rd double-double in his last 8 games with 12 points and 13 boards. His rebounding effort established a new career-high in that department. Morgan was 6-8 from the field. Trey Burke started off 5-5 from the field and pushed Michigan to a big early lead that they never gave away. Burke was 9-16 from the field (4-6 from three) for 23 points and had 5 assists to 2 turnovers, which oddly enough came on back-to-back possessions. Tim Hardaway, Jr. didn’t take a shot in the early going and then ripped off 4 straight 3’s before the halftime buzzer sounded. He finished with 21 points and 5 assists. How They Won Michigan hit the Wildcats with a roundhouse, followed it up with a jab combo, and finished them off with an uppercut. John Beilein’s team enjoyed first half leads of 20-4, 33-13, and a halftime advantage of 51-30. The Wolverines were hitting from long range with great efficiency, finding the open man with unselfishness, and playing strong defense. In other words, they simply did what they’ve been doing all year long. Trey Burke and Tim Hardaway, Jr. led the charge as they usually do. Burke had 23 points, 4 rebounds, 5 assists, and 4 steals. TH2 was 6-8 from the floor (4-5 from long range) for 21 points. He added 5 assists to his line. News and Notes Ask Indiana how easy it is to win on the road in the Big Ten. They narrowly escaped at Iowa the other day. Michigan State got beat up by Minnesota at The Barn. A 28-point margin of victory on the road? It’s not supposed to be that easy. Michigan is literally firing on all cylinders. They are the complete package of a basketball team led by America’s best point guard in Trey Burke. The 4 steals by Burke set a new career-high. Hardaway is now 9-17 from beyond the arc in his last 3 games combined. Hopefully the slump he endured from deep is a thing of the past now. Michigan out-rebounded Northwestern 37-21. The Wolverines shot 34-57 on the night for an absurd 59.6% efficiency rate. They were also 13-22 (59.1%) from three point range on the night. Nik Stauskas was 2-7 in an uncharacteristically off night shooting the rock. Michigan is 25-0 under John Beilein when scoring 80 or more points. Up Next Michigan will host get their first home Big Ten game of the season on Sunday against Iowa. Tip is set for 12 pm eastern and the game will be aired on the Big Ten Network. If you would like to receive an email notification each time a Michigan Basketball story is posted you can fill out the Email Notification Form.
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