Nov. 13, 2012
With the win, Michigan moves to 7-0 in NIT Season Tip-Off home games and 7-5 all-time in the tournament.
Michigan advances to play at Madison Square Garden in New York, N.Y., for the first time since the 2008-09 season when it defeated UCLA and lost to Duke in the 2K Sports Classic.
Michigan has won each of its first three games of the season by at least 30 points. It marks the first time in program history that the Wolverines opened the season with three consecutive 30-point victories.
The Wolverines took their largest lead, 33 points, when Tim Hardaway Jr. hit a three-pointer with 5:37 left in the contest. Michigan never trailed in the game.
In the John Beilein era, Michigan improves to 55-4 when scoring 70 or more points.
Michigan held Cleveland State to just 14 points in the first half, the lowest first-half point total for an opponent since Central Connecticut State also scored 14 on Nov. 10, 2006.
U-M held Cleveland State to just 30 percent from the floor (17-of-56), including just 22 percent in the first half (6-of-27).
Michigan held the advantage in points in the paint (40-14), paints off turnovers (15-4), fast-break points (12-0) and bench points (29-10).
For the third consecutive game, the Wolverines gathered more than 40 rebounds, outreboundinged Cleveland State, 45-28. Mitch McGary led the Wolverines with nine rebounds in the win.
Tim Hardaway Jr. connected on three shots from behind the arc in the contest, passing Glen Rice (136) to move into sole possession of ninth place all-time in three-point field goals at Michigan.
Three players scored in double figures in the win. Nik Stauskas scored a career-high 15 points on 5-of-6 shooting, including a 3-for-4 mark from three-point range. Tim Hardaway Jr. led the Wolverines with 17 points on 7-of-12 shooting, while Trey Burke chipped in with 12 points and seven assists.
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