The baskets were covered tonight.
Michigan won its exhibition game tonight against Wayne State, 47-39, but it really wasn't much of an exhibition.
After a night-of-the-living dead first half where U-M shot 33% and only Zack Novak showed life with 10 points, U-M led 25-14.
Then for the first 10 minutes of the second half ... it got worse. U-M scored just 6 points and Wayne State closed to 31-27 at the 9:30 mark.
Then Tim Hardaway awoke from his slumber. In the next three and a half minutes the sophomore hit a jumper, a three and, after a Jon Horford dunk, another three -- and at the 6 minute mark it was 43-31.
Was the rout on? No ... more like the slumber set in again. Michigan only scored 4 more points the rest of the way, but still won it easily, 47-39.
Hardaway led U-M with 20 points and 9 rebounds and Novak added 14.
Trey Burke also showed signs of life when he was in there, adding 7 points and 4 assists.
The only other Wolverine to score was Horford, as U-M shot just 37% overall.
The starting 5 was Novak, Hardaway, Horford, Stu Douglass, and Evan Smotrycz. Burke and Jordan Morgan got considerable minutes, and Matt Vogrich and Carlton Brundidge got a few in each half.
The Wolverine open their regular season next Friday night by hosting Ferris State.
U-M snoozes, cruises past Wayne State, 47-39
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