ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- It wasn't the best start for Michigan guard Duncan Robinson from beyond the arc.
Missing his firs four three-pointers he attempted to begin the game, it appeared that it was going to be just one of those days where nothing would seem to fall for him. However, something clicked in the second half and Robinson bounced back in a big play.
Finishing five-for-nine from three point territory and finishing the game with 19 points, second-best on the team behind Caris LeVert, he was reminded before the game by a parking lot attendant about an important lesson that would come handy by halftime.
"Coming on the way in I was driving with Coach BA (Bacari Alexander) and the parking lot attendant said 'if they don't fall early keep shooting,'" Robinson said. "BA was reminding me at that half, couple of the guys that were in the car reminded me about that, so I just feel like I took better shots. My teammates got me open in the second half, so I just tried to knock them down."
Both Robinson and head coach John Beilein said that his shot selection on the first four three-point attempts were not poor outside of two, although neither mentioned which ones they were. However, the second half was a different story for Robinson. He said that better shot selections were to key to his second half improvement.
"I just try to take good shots," Robinson said. "If they fall, that's always good. A lot of those second half shots I was just taking better shot selection, I might've taken a questionable one early. Just good passes from my teammates."