Michigan trailed by twenty at half, 54-34.
The Wolverines were only out-rebounded by one in the game, 34-33, but Michigan's 39% field goal percentage did them in.
Senior forward LaVell Blanchard led Michigan in scoring with 21 points (6 of 11, and 7-8 in free throws), and 11 each were added by junior forward Bernard Robinson (3-7 and 4-4)) and freshman 2-guard Lester Abram (3-6 and 5-7). Blanchard also led the Wolverines with 8 rebounds, followed by Robinson and frosh center Chris Hunter with 4 each.
The game was the season opener for Michigan (0-1).
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