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Northern Michigan vs. Michigan: Wolverines win exhibition 83-47

The Michigan Wolverines beat the Northern Michigan Wildcats 83-47 in an exhibition game on Thursday night, and they will do it without star guard Trey Burke.

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Michigan wins big in exhibition opener

The Michigan Wolverines opened their exhibition season with an 83-47 win over Northern Michigan.

Michigan, which played without suspended star Trey Burke, got balanced scoring as four players finished in double figures, let by freshman Nik Stauskas with 17. Stauskas shot 4-for-6 from 3-point range. Michigan shot just 43 percent for the game, but the Wolverines made 42 percent of their 3-pointers.

Freshman Spike Albrecht scored 16 points and freshman Glenn Robinson III and junior Tim Hardaway Jr. each had 13 points. Senior Jordan Morgan had nine points and 12 rebounds and heralded freshman big man Mitch McGary had five points and nine rebounds.

Matt Craggs led Northern Michigan with 13 points and seven rebounds.

The Wolverines jumped out to a 17-0 lead to start the game, including 3-pointers by Albrecht, Hardaway Jr. and Robinson III. Northern Michigan cut the lead to 31-21 late in the first half, but was never able to get within single digits.

Michigan plays an exhibition against Saginaw Valley State on Monday.

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Michigan basketball starts season on Thursday

The Michigan Wolverines will take on the Northern Michigan Wildcats in an exhibition game on Thursday night, but they will do it without star guard Trey Burke.

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Horford out, McGary should play for Wolverines

Jon Horford will miss Michigan's exhibition opener, and Mitch McGary is expected to play, but not start on Thursday.

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Trey Burke to sit exhibition opener

Michigan star Trey Burke will sit out the team's exhibition opener against Northern Michigan on Thursday after being suspended due to a "violation of team standards."

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