Michigan 94, Northwestern 66

Dylan Burkhardt

Dustin Johnston

Michigan’s 94-66 win over Northwestern more closely resembled an early exhibition game than its first Big Ten road game. The Wolverines leaned on their All-American point guard early on and he ruthlessly put the Wildcats out of their misery as he hit his first four shots to start the game on a 16-4 run. Michigan would go on to score 51 points in the first half, two more than it scored in 40 minutes in the same building last year, and never looked back while coasting to an easy victory.

All five Wolverine starters reached double-figures and were led by Trey Burke’s 23 points and Tim Hardaway Jr.’s 21 points (on 6-of-8 shooting), while Jordan Morgan chipped in a 12-point, 13-rebound double double. Full post game coverage to follow, here’s your post-game discussion thread.

  • Matt Peck

    Impressive!!! I think that says it all.

  • Stu Cazzo

    Enjoy this team guys. Man are they fun to watch when they are clicking like they were tonight. Great win!

  • gobluemd16

    Unbelievable, I was slightly worried about this game if Tim wasn’t going to play, but boy was I wrong. As good as he was, we didn’t even need him. The game was never remotely in doubt from the opening tip.

    • Kenny

      I would not say so, we sure will have a longer night without Tim. Chicago is his father’s hometown and he made his old man proud tonight.

  • Champswest

    It is always good to get a road win, especially that first one.
    This team has so many weapons and different ways to win. A joy to watch.
    I only wish that Beilein would pull the starters a little earlier, especially Burke. I have fears of him going down with an injury when we are up 25 and don’t really need to have him in there.

    • gobluemd16

      Amen, he should have taken them out with 7-8 mins left in the game