Live blog: Michigan ready for 'not your father's' Slippery Rock as regular season begins
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ANN ARBOR --
Michigan 100, Slippery Rock 61
-- First time Michigan has scored 100 points since 2007. More later.
Michigan 82, Slippery Rock 52
4:08 -- second half
-- Trey Burke with a crazy hesitation dribble layup, he's bounced back this half -- now has 21 points and 8 assists. Wolverines have this one in the bag.
Michigan 72, Slippery Rock 47
7:28 -- second half
-- Tim Hardaway has his fourth career double-double, and he's joined the 1,000-point club. Hardaway now has 25 points and 10 rebounds, and becomes the 46th player in Michigan history to hit 1,000 points. Burke has picked up the pace some, now has 16 points and 8 assists.
MIchigan 64, Slippery Rock 40
11:43 -- second half
-- All Michigan here in the second half. Trey Burke picking it up a bit here in the second half, he's now got 14 points and 7 assists. Hardaway with 22 points and 8 rebounds. Robinson has 10 points and 6 boards, McGary has 3 fouls in 6 minutes -- but somehow has managed 5 rebounds.
Michigan 54, Slippery Rock 34
16:43 -- second half
-- Hardaway picks up where he left off. He scores 8 points in about a minute, he's now got 20 and 8 -- terrific showing for him tonight. Robinson also getting it done, he's up to 10 points now.
Michigan 44, Slippery Rock 30
-- Tim Hardaway Jr. is the man of the half, he finishes with 12 points and 7 rebounds. Jon Horford does a nice job off the bench with four points. Trey Burke 3-for-10, 8 points, 4 turnovers, 4 assists. Glenn Robinson III has 8 points and 4 rebounds.
Michigan 38, Slippery Rock 25
3:02 -- first half
-- Blake McLimans caps an 11-0 Michigan run with a triple, and the Wolverines have led by as many as 15 now in the first half. Playing with more energy now. Tim Hardaway Jr. has been the team's best player -- he's got 12 points and 7 rebounds to go along with 2 assists.
Michigan 29, Slippery Rock 23
7:36 -- first half
-- Really sloppy first half so far for Michigan. Both Jordan Morgan and Mitch McGary have two fouls, the Wolverines are getting out-rebounded 13-11, shooting 9 of 19 from the floor.
Michigan 20, Slippery Rock 15
11:14 -- first half
-- Tim Hardaway Jr. is playing hard, and looks much better with the ball in his hands in transition this season. He's got 10 points. The rest of the team? Still struggling. No offensive boards for Michigan yet, Slippery Rock already has four.
Slippery Rock 9, Michigan 8
15:52 -- first half
-- Pretty lackluster start for Michigan early. Slippery Rock gets a couple tip-ins and Michigan is struggling to find the bottom of the basket here early. No excuse for giving up offensive rebounds against this team.
• Same starters tonight for MIchigan: Burke, Hardaway, Vogrich, Robinson, Morgan.
• Because this game's not on television, and because I know you all care, Michigan going with the white shoes/white socks tonight. NOT the black shoes/black socks.
• Michigan freshman Nik Stauskas is with the team on the court for warmups, he looks good to go despite a back injury. Michigan sophomore forward Jon Horford is also out warming up, he looks ready as well.
John Beilein's not taking anyone lightly -- not even Slippery Rock.
College basketball season is officially underway.
No. 5 Michigan opens its 2012-13 regular season Friday against Division II Slippery Rock at Crisler Center, a team Beilein said has the potential to win a D-II national title.
Well, some believe Michigan has the potential to win a DI national title -- so, we'll see which gives first tonight.
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