Nov. 14, 2011
With the win, the Michigan improves to 2-0 on the season.
As part of the Wolverines' upcoming trip to Hawaii for the EA Sports Maui Invitational, Monday's game was dubbed "Maui on the Mainland." The head coaches for both teams took part in a special game ball presentation before the game as part of the event.
Monday's matchup marked the fifth (third*) all-time meeting between Michigan and Towson. With the victory, the Wolverines improved to 5-0 (3-0*) all-time against the Tigers.
Michigan held Towson to just 16 points on 33 percent (7-of-21) shooting in the first half. The last time U-M held an opponent to fewer points in an opening 20 minutes was against Central Connecticut State (Nov. 10, 2006) and Delaware State (Dec. 22, 2003), when the Wolverines allowed only 14 first-half points.
Tim Hardaway Jr. led Michigan with 15 points on 6-of-12 (50 percent) shooting, including 3-of-7 (43 percent) from behind the arc. Hardaway added two assists and a rebound in the win.
Making his first career start for the Wolverines, Trey Burke scored 13 points on 5-of-8 (63 percent) shooting, including 3-of-6 (50 percent) from three-point range. Burke added a team-high two steals, as well as two rebounds and two assists in the victory.
Jon Horford led U-M with seven rebounds, three defensive and four offensive, coming off the bench. Horford added four points and a steal in the win.
With his free throw in the second half, Carlton Brundidge scored his first career point.
Michigan shot 46 percent (25-of-54) from the field; 47 percent (15-of-32) in the first half and 46 percent (10-of-22) in the second half. U-M shot 24 percent (6-of-25) from three-point range; 31 percent (5-of-16) in the first half and 46 percent (1-of-9) in the second half.
Michigan won the rebounding battle 32-30.
The Wolverines had 13 assists and turned the ball over 14 times.
U-M's defense forced Ferris State into 21 turnovers, leading to 31 points.
Michigan outscored Ferris State in points in the paint (38-18), points off turnovers (31-9), second-chance points (15-3) and fast-break points (14-2).
Michigan led by as many as 27 in the second half and never trailed at any point in the contest.
U-M wore its white jerseys for the first time this season.
Michigan went with the starting lineup of Trey Burke, Zack Novak, Tim Hardaway Jr., Evan Smotrycz, and Jordan Morgan. Stu Douglass has now appeared in 104 consecutive games for the Wolverines, having not missed a single game in his career.
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