Originally posted on UM Hoops  |  Last updated 11/9/13
In the first half of Michigan’s season-opening win over UMass Lowell at the Crisler Center, the Wolverines looked as though they had left their offense somewhere in the bowels of the Georgia Dome down in Atlanta. Michigan notched one made 3-pointer out of nine attempts in the opening frame, out of nine attempts. The Wolverines shot 26 percent from the field. During his post-game press conference, John Beilein detailed some of his team’s struggles: “(UMass Lowell) shortened the first half and didn’t give us any transition buckets. Made us make shots, and we didn’t,” Beilein said. “The silver lining to that is that we had to play basketball and somebody had to make some plays to get us going. We … shot awful from wherever we were, and got a little antsy at times with our offense.” It was abundantly evident that Michigan was out of sync on the offensive end of the floor. But defensively? That was another story. The Wolverines played with great defensive intensity from the opening tip. ...
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