Basketball Back to .500

The Wolverine men's basketball team has clawed its way back from an 0-6 start to a 6-6 record with a 74-64 win over San Francisco University at Crisler Arena last night.

Michigan only trailed once in the game 12-11, and led 36-28 at the half.

Freshman guard Daniel Horton (who played 39 minutes) led the Wolverines with 17 points, and senior forward LaVell Blanchard chipped in 15 and six rebounds. Junior forward Bernard Robinson added 14 points and a team'leading seven rebounds. And freshman center Chris Hunter had his strongest game of the season so far, with 12 points (eight in the first half) and five rebounds.

Michigan's rebound has been fueled by better shooting and fewer turnovers, and with improving rebounding as well. Against the Dons the Wolverines shot 45.6%, and committed only 13 turnovers. Michigan also outrebounded the Dons 38-31, including a 17-14 margin in offensive boards. The Michigan player coming on the strongest has been Horton, who in this game shot 6-11, including making all four of the Wolverines' three-pointers.

Michigan's next game (and last pre-conference game) is Saurday afternoon in Crisler Arena against Indiana-Purdue.

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