No. 3 Michigan improves to 10-0 for the third time in school history with 67-39 win over Binghamton
ANN ARBOR -- Michigan was favored by 38 points Tuesday, the largest spread in the country so far this season.
The Wolverines didn't cover, but they did join a pretty elite club anyway.
Trey Burke finished with 19 points and 5 assists as No. 3 Michigan improved to 10-0 for just the third time in school history with a 67-39 victory over visiting Binghamton.
The only other Michigan teams to begin a season 10-0 were the 1985-86 Big Ten champions, and the 1988-89 national champions.
Nik Stauskas was the only other Wolverine to score in double figures, finishing with 12 points.
-- Burke was extremely efficient once again, and made everything look pretty easy. The sophomore All-American had his 3-point shot working (3 of 6), and continued to blow by people off the dribble. He finished with 5 assists against just 1 turnover.
-- Nik Stauskas continues to knock down triple after triple. He went 4 of 8 from downtown Tuesday, despite being shadowed again for most of the night.
-- Michigan redshirt freshman forward Max Bielfeldt dressed and was in uniform Tuesday after missing the past two games with an ankle injury. He did not play, however.
-- Michigan, statistically, had its best defensive showing of the year, holding the Bearcats to just 39 points -- the lowest number of points an opponent has scored this season.
-- Michigan had a really sloppy start to this game, getting behind 10-8 after the first seven minutes. The Wolverines turned the ball over, didn't seem to have a lot of energy. Just looked sloppy.
-- Tim Hardaway continues to struggle sinking shots. He was 1 of 6 from the 3-point line in the first half, 2 of 8 from the field. He's settling for a lot of outside jumpers right now, and not many are going in. Hardaway finished 3 of 13, 2 of 9 from downtown.
-- The offense was never really crisp Tuesday. Outside of Burke, no one on the roster can really say they had a terrific outing. Plenty to work on after this one.
ISSUE OF THE DAY
The spread was 38, the largest this season. Michigan didn't cover -- but, come on, that's an awful lot of points. The Wolverines had very little trouble with this one, and will leave the game with plenty to work on -- as not everything was perfect Tuesday.
Can you believe Michigan has started a year 10-0 just three times in its history? Sort of an interesting stat.
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