The first 30 minutes were eerily similar to Michigan’s ugly exhibition game against Wayne State. Michigan’s offense had little movement, shots weren’t falling inside or out and frustrating turnovers seemed to stop any momentum before it started. The light finally went on over the final quarter of play as the Wolverines began to resemble the team that most expected to see this season. Suddenly the offense was flowing, shots were falling and Michigan closed the game with an emphatic 21-1 run. The end result was a respectable 59-33 win.
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It wasn’t pretty, but Michigan got the ‘W’ in a 59-33 victory over Ferris State. Here is video along with notes and quotes of what John Beilein had to say after the game:
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Stu Douglass, Tim Hardaway Jr. and Jordan Morgan met with the media after Michigan’s 59-33 season opening win over Ferris State. Watch the interviews in the embedded media players below.
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Trey Burke will start his first game in a Michigan uniform
College basketball season is upon us. Michigan tips off its season tonight against Ferris State in the first of three home games before traveling to the Maui Invitational.
Tonight’s game is not televised but it is available through the Big Ten Network’s online streaming service, available here for $15 per month. The game will also be replayed on the Big Ten Network at 4:30 pm on Monday afternoon.
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Michigan hosts its second GLIAC opponent in seven days but this one counts in the record books. Ferris State took Indiana to overtime at Assembly Hall last season and finished first in the GLAIC North and advanced to the Division II Sweet 16. However, this year’s Bulldog squad is almost certainly a cut below last year’s with significant departures across the board.
Ferris was already blown out, 85-58, at the Breslin Center and lost at Division III Calvin College in exhibition games this season. The Bulldogs lost four starters from a year ago and return only one player that averaged more than six points per game . It’s safe to say that this year is a rebuilding year in Big Rapids.
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Michigan announced its third confirmed letter of intent this morning as 2012 shooting guard Nick Stauskas made things official. Stauskas signed his letter last night and is the third and final prospect that Michigan plans to sign in the early signing period. Here’s Beilein on Stauskas:
“Nik is an outstanding three-point shooter who becomes a playmaker with the ball off the bounce,” said Beilein. “He possesses tremendous ball handling skills and outstanding court vision which allow him to be an exceptional passer. Nik loves the gym and works tirelessly to expand his skill set. We welcome him to The University of Michigan with great anticipation.”
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