Oct. 29, 2013
Site: Ann Arbor, Mich. (Crisler Center)
Score: Michigan 117, Concordia 44 (exhibition)
Next U-M Event: Monday, Nov. 4 -- vs. Wayne State - exhibition (Crisler Center), 7 p.m.
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ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The University of Michigan men's basketball team (No. 9 ESPN/USA Today) had six players score in double figures in its 117-44 exhibition victory over Concordia on Tuesday night (Oct. 29) inside Crisler Center.
Sophomore forward Glenn Robinson III (St. John, Ind./Lake Central) had a game-high 33 points on 12-for-15 shooting, while fellow sophomore guard Nik Stauskas (Mississauga, Ontario/St. Mark's School [Mass.]) finished with 23 points of his own. Sophomore guard Caris LeVert (Pickerington, Ohio/Central) produced a double-double with 16 points and 10 of Michigan's 26 assists. Freshman guard Derrick Walton Jr. (Harper Woods, Mich./Chandler Park Academy) ended with 11 points, while freshman guard Zak Irvin (Fishers, Ind./Hamilton Southeastern) and fifth-year senior forward Jordan Morgan (Detroit, Mich./University of Detroit Jesuit) each chipped in 10 points apiece.
Junior forward Jon Horford (Grand Ledge, Mich./Grand Ledge) grabbed a game-high 12 rebounds for Michigan, helping the Wolverines outrebound Concordia, 43-26. Michigan shot 41 for 63 (65.1 percent) as a team, including 11 of 22 (50 percent) from beyond the arc, while holding Concordia to just 29 percent (17 for 58) shooting for the game.
Stauskas scored seven of Michigan's first nine points and finished the half with 12 points on 4-for-4 shooting from the field, including two three-pointers.
A LeVert layup allowed the Wolverines to take their first double-digit lead of the night with 11:08 remaining in the first half. The basket was part of a 19-0 run that lasted 4:54, and Michigan was up, 33-9, when it ended with 7:26 left in the half.
The team shot an astounding 22-for-27 (81.5 percent) from the field in the first frame and hit 17 straight shots from the field, giving the Maize and Blue a 60-19 lead at the break.
Michigan then went on a 12-0 run to open the second half, as Robinson scored his 20th point with 15:31 left in the second on a three-pointer from the corner before going on an 8-0 run of his own that included back-to-back triples and a fast-break layup, making the score 92-27 with 12:36 left in the game. He hit another three-pointer two minutes later to finish his night.
U-M outscored Concordia 57-25 on 52.8-percent shooting (52.8 percent) in the second half with help from LeVert, who racked up eight assists in the second half.
The Wolverines will return to Crisler Center on Monday (Nov. 4) when they host Wayne State in their final exhibition game before the regular-season opener on Nov. 8. Monday's game, which is slated for a 7 p.m. tipoff, will air live on the Big Ten Network. [ Tickets ]
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