Recap: Michigan Beats Bucknell 77-53

VIDEO: Michigan jumped out to an early lead and never looked back vs. Bucknell, winning it going away 77-53. Josh Newkirk and Kyle Bogenschutz break down the win for the Wolverines to open up the Legends Classic.

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Zak Irvin paced Michigan with 23-points as the Wolverines jumped out to an early lead on Bucknell Monday night at Crisler Center, winning the first test in the Legends Classic 77-53.

Irvin was as consistent in game two as he was in the season opener, connecting on 8-of-13 field goal attempts including 4-of-5 makes from three-point land.

The surprise of the night came from senior center Max Bielfeldt though. Coming off the bench first among the big men in place of starter Mark Donnal, Bielfeldt immediately knocked down a three from the top of the key to give Michigan a 10-2 advantage.

Bielfeldt finished with a career-high 18-points, hitting two more triple attempts, also shooting 7-for-9 from the field in 16 minutes of action.

Sophomore point guard Derrick Walton Jr. had another strong showing going for 15-points and a team high eight rebounds while junior Caris LeVert couldn't find the bottom of the bucket, shooting just 2-for-11 but still managing six points, six assists, and six rebounds.

Michigan (2-0) now gets set to host Detroit (1-1) Thursday night at Crisler Center, the Titans coming off an 83-66 loss at Oregon Monday evening.

For more on Michigan's win over Bucknell, Josh Newkirk and Kyle Bogenschutz break that one down below.


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