Hoops: Michigan Cruises Past Sacramento State

The score was close at the half, but the Wolverines broke the game open with a run to open the second stanza, then cruised to win it, <b>70-49.</b><br>

Michigan steadily moved out to a 22-13 lead with 8:40 to go led by balanced scoring from Daniel Horton, Dion Harris and Courtney Sims. But then the Wolverines went cold and without a field goal for the next 7 minutes as Sacramento State caught up to trail only 28-26 at the 1:44 mark. At the half Michigan led 34-31.

The Wolverines came out strong in the second half with a 12-5 run -- led by a 3-pointer by Dion Harris and two dunks from Brent Petway -- to extend their lead to 46-36 at the 14 minute mark. At the 9:30 minute mark the lead was still 11, 53-42, and then Sacramento State went without a field goal from the 9 minute mark to the 2 minute mark. Michigan steadily increased its lead to 22, and coasted in to the victory.

Leading scorers for Michigan were Courtney Sims with 17 points (and a game high 9 rebounds), Dion Harris with 14, Daniel Horton with 13 (and 5 assists) and Brent Petway with 11 (and 7 blocked shots).

Graham Brown missed the game with a mild concussion suffered in the Colorado game, and Lester Abram also missed the game with a sore shoulder.

Michigan's next game is Wednesday in the NIT semi-finals in NYC versus #11 Arizona.

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