Another game, another easy victory against an inferior opponent for the Michigan basketball program on Saturday. After a hot start shooting, U-M cruised to a 98-49 victory over Maryland Eastern Shore. With the Big Ten schedule looming, the Wolverines are looking to get things corrected as the competition intensifies.
The Michigan Insider provides their takeaways from Saturday's game below:Hot First Half Shooting Aids Wolverines
The Wolverines started the game hot which really propelled U-M to victory over Maryland Eastern Shore. Shooting 63% from the floor in the first half, U-M missed it's first shot of the game with 14 minutes left to play in the half. On top of the midrange and seemingly getting whatever it wanted to inside, the three-point shot was falling. When the three-pointer works and U-M has figured everything else out, it's hard to stop. The Wolverines finished the first half shooting 53%, making 8 out of 15 from beyond the arc.Derrick Walton Jr. Getting It Done
When things are going right, it goes right for the Wolverines. This was the case for U-M senior point guard Derrick Walton Jr. in the first half. Seemingly making everything he was throwing up, Walton finished the half with 16 points and only missing one field goal, a three-pointer. Out of the five made field goals in the first half, four of those came on three-pointers. Walton also added four assists as well.A Tune-up for Conference Play
Heading into the game, many figured this game would be a cakewalk, which it was. With Furman heading to Crisler on Thursday, the Wolverines will have one final "tune-up," so to speak, before Big Ten Conference play begins. As things sit right now, the Wolverines are currently 9-3 with big wins over Marquette, Pitt and Texas. Out of those three losses, two of them came from poor performances against South Carolina and a late collapse against Virginia Tech. It's very likely the Wolverines will enter conference play with 10 wins on the season. U-M should walk away victorious against Furman on Thursday.