Found November 09, 2012 on Fox Sports Detroit:
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) -- Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 25 points, surpassing 1,000 for his career in No. 5 Michigan's 100-62 win over Slippery Rock on Friday night. Trey Burke added 21 points for the Wolverines (1-0), and freshman Glenn Robinson III had 10 points and eight rebounds. Michigan led 44-30 at halftime and had little difficulty in its season opener against a Division II opponent. In an odd arrangement, the game counted toward Michigan's record but was considered an exhibition for Slippery Rock. Devin Taylor led the visitors with 14 points. Hardaway made all five of his 3-point attempts, and the Wolverines went 12 of 19 from beyond the arc in their highest-scoring game since 2007. Michigan and Slippery Rock have an unusual kinship stemming from the Wolverines' tradition of announcing Slippery Rock scores at football games for over a half-century. Slippery Rock even played a football game at Michigan Stadium in 1979 against Shippensburg. But on Friday, the crowd treated the Rock like any other opposing team, and Michigan methodically pulled ahead by a comfortable margin in the first half. Hardaway, who shot 28 percent from 3-point range last season, made two attempts from long distance early on -- and the second gave Michigan a 20-15 lead. The Wolverines will host IUPUI on Monday night in an NIT game, but this was a decent warmup. Robinson looked sharp in his debut, and fellow freshman Mitch McGary had nine points and nine rebounds. Michigan entered with its highest preseason ranking since 1993 -- in large part because of Burke's decision to stay for his sophomore year instead of going to the NBA. The star point guard was impressive in the opener, shooting 9 of 17 and finishing with eight assists. Hardaway was 8 of 10 and had 10 rebounds. Hardaway drew probably the biggest roar of the night from the home crowd when he came soaring down the lane for a one-handed dunk early in the second half. Moments later, he made another 3-pointer -- and drew a foul in the process. He missed the free throw for the four-point play, but Michigan led 51-34. Hardaway's fourth 3-pointer, from near the top of the key, made it a 20-point game and gave him 1,000 points for his career. He became the 46th Wolverine to reach that mark. It was the most points for Michigan since a 103-87 win over Oakland University on Dec. 12, 2007.

Video & Quotes: John Beilein after Slippery Rock opener

John Beilein addressed the media on Friday evening after watching his team score 100 points, for the first time since 2007, in the season opener. Beilein discussed Tim Hardaway Jr.’s monster day, Jon Horford’s return from energy, Trey Burke’s night and much more. Watch Beilein’s press conference in the embedded media player below or find highlighted quotes after the jump...

Five Key Plays: Slippery Rock at Michigan

1. Tim Hardaway Jr. starts the game strong Michigan looked a bit lifeless to begin Friday’s game. Burke and Robinson both missed early jumpers and Slippery Rock was aggressive and built early confidence. Hardaway was the exception to the slow Michigan start. He opened the game with a great pass to Jordan Morgan for a smooth finish and then began looking for his own offense. Hardaway...

No. 5 Michigan 100, Slippery Rock 62

For once, Michigan fans cheered a loss by Slippery Rock. Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 25 points, surpassing 1,000 for his career, and the No. 5 Wolverines opened their season with a 100-62 win over Slippery Rock on Friday night. The matchup was noteworthy because of the unusual kinship between the schools stemming from Michigan's tradition of announcing Slippery Rock scores at football...

Video: Tim Hardaway Jr., Trey Burke and Jon Horford talk Slippery Rock victory

Tim Hardaway Jr., Trey Burke and Jon Horford met with the media after Michigan’s 100-62 win over Slippery Rock on Friday evening. Hardaway led the way with a double-double of 25 points and 10 rebounds while Burke added 21 points and eight assists. Jon Horford saw his first action of the season while recovering from a knee injury. Burke and Horford after the jump. 

Hardaway leads UM to the Century Mark, 100-62

Tim Hardaway Jr. led U-M with 25 points (5-5 in tre's) and 10 rebounds as Michigan crushed Slippery Rock.

Hardaway, Burke flourish together

Michigan junior shooting guard Tim Hardaway Jr. and sophomore point guard Trey Burke are tremendous college basketball players in their own right. Together, they form one of the most formidable and productive backcourts in the country.

Michigan Basketball Season Preview Part 3

In Part Three of GoBlueWolverine's Michigan basketball season preview, Sam Webb and Kyle Bogenschutz discuss the responsibility of Trey Burke and Tim Hardaway Jr., and unselfish play amongst the Wolverine's weapons.

IUPUI-Michigan Preview

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...
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