BTN.com staff, December 20, 2012
Tim Hardaway Jr. had 17 points and a career-high seven assists to help No. 2 Michigan rout Eastern Michigan 93-54 Thursday night. The Wolverines (12-0) are off to their best start since winning the first 16 games of the 1985-86 season. Michigan trailed 6-2 in the opening minutes, then took control with a 20-0 run. The Wolverines led 40-24 at halftime and enjoyed an even bigger cushion for much of the second half.
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FINAL: Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 17 points and grabbed five rebounds and Nik Stauskas added 16 points and five boards as they teamed up to lead No. 2 Michigan to a 93-54 victory over Eastern Michigan on Thursday at Crisler Center in Ann Arbor. Michigan (12-0) shot 49 percent from the field (35-of-71). Video, photos and more details in this post. The Wolverines shot 12-of-24 from three-point range during the game, good for 50 percent. Michigan grabbed 17 offensive rebounds. Mitch McGary had a double-double for the Wolverines. He had 10 points, grabbed 10 rebounds, and made 5-of-9 shots from the floor. Antoine Chandler had a quality shooting game, nailing 3-of-5 shots from the field and scoring eight points. Eastern Michigan (6-4) had trouble finding its touch, shooting just 36 percent (22-of-61) from the field. The Eagles got double-figure scoring from Glenn Bryant (10 points) and Daylen Harrison (13 points). Michigan outrebounded Eastern Michigan 47-32. The Wolverines had the free throw shooting advantage, converting on 92 percent (11-of-12) attempts, to just 50 percent (3-of-6) for the Eagles.
HALFTIME: Trey Burke has 11 points to lead No. 2 Michigan to a 40-24 lead over Eastern Michigan at the end of the first half. The Eagles led 6-2 when the Wolverines went on a 20-0 run to take a 16-point lead. Michigan hit six threes in the first half, shooting 46 percent from deep. After already giving up eight offensive rebounds to the Wolverines, Eastern Michigan will have to keep Michigan off the boards in the second half. The Wolverines shared the ball, finishing with 11 assists on 16 field goals in the first half. Jalen Ross led the way for the Eagles in the first half with nine points.
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