staff, November 9, 2012

Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 25 points – including career point No. 1,000 – and grabbed 10 rebounds and Trey Burke added 21 points as they teamed up to lead No. 5 Michigan to a 100-62 victory over Slippery Rock on Friday at Crisler Center in Ann Arbor.

Michigan (1-0) shot 58 percent from the field (38-of-65). Michigan shot 12-of-19 from three-point range during the game, good for 63 percent.

The Rock struggled from the floor, shooting 37 percent (24-of-65). The Wolverines won the rebounding battle en route to victory, pulling down 37 boards to 29 for Slippery Rock.

[ Michigan 100, Slippery Rock 62: BOX | AP RECAP | SCOREBOARD ]

HALFTIME: No. 5 Michigan took full advantage of the stellar combination of Tim Hardaway Jr. and Trey Burke, ending the first half against Slippery Rock up 64-40.

Hardaway Jr. scored 22 points, grabbed eight rebounds, and shot 7-of-9 from the field. Burke scored 14 points and had seven assists.

The Wolverines led 54-38 before Michigan went on a 10-2 run to close the half.

The Rock went into a funk with the score 29-23, going 3:39 without a point while the Wolverines went on a 9-0 run to open up a 15-point lead.

Michigan made it rain from long range, shooting 58 percent (7-of-12) from three-point land. The Wolverines shared the ball, finishing with 15 assists on 23 field goals in the first half.





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