ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Michigan’s three-point shooting was put on full display in U-M’s 96-60 win against Bryant on Wednesday night.
How so? Well, the Wolverines made a school record 17 three-pointers on 17-of-35 shooting, that’s good for 48.6 percent rate. With U-Ms sharp shooting wing Duncan Robinson pacing Michigan with 16 points, while making a game-high four made 3s.
“We’re just trying to find good shots,” Robinson said when asked about U-M’s big night from beyond the arc. “When you got guys moving the ball and are unselfish on the perimeter, that’s going to be 3s, then those are good shots for us. We shoot them in a high percentage.”
During the first-half it seemed like Michigan just couldn't miss, Robinson recalled, as U-M shot 12-20 from 3s in the first half of play.
“There was a second where I was like ‘I think that’s six possessions in a row we just shot and made a three.’ So that’s fun,” Robinson said. “I mean it’s fun when people are making shots, but we have to stay engaged on defense, because there will be days when those don’t fall.”
However, even with all the three-pointers made, finding an open man is just as important, says Robinson, with U-M finishing with 26 assists on 37 made field goals on the night.
“Just that we’re willing to make that extra pass,” Robinson said. “We got guys that can really shoot. We got guys that can really pass. But I think more importantly we got willing passers. Guys that are willing to give up that 50-50 shot for the really good one. Which is big, big in beating zones and just being successful on offense in general.”
Michigan (10-3) next plays at Illinois on Wednesday Dec. 30.