Posted January 02, 2013 on AP on Fox
With a bevy of talented freshmen and arguably the nation's best point guard, Michigan looks better prepared to manage without one of its top players than Northwestern is. The second-ranked Wolverines will likely be sans Tim Hardaway Jr. again Thursday night as they open Big Ten play on the road against the Wildcats, who will be missing Reggie Hearn. Michigan is 13-0 for its best start since winning its first 16 games on the way to a Big Ten championship in 1985-86. The Wolverines are seeking their fourth consecutive win against Northwestern, but Hardaway, the team's second-leading scorer with 15.8 points per game, could miss his second straight contest with a right ankle injury. "He did a few things yesterday," coach John Beilein said Wednesday. "He's going to do a few things more tomorrow and we'll figure out what he can do. But we really don't know more until he stretches himself a little bit more in practice. "It's one of those thin...
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