The Wolverines streaked to a 21-0 start and forced 22 turnovers in the game, making sure the result was never in doubt. Tim Hardaway, Jr. led Michigan with 15 points and he teamed with freshman starting point guard Trey Burke, who made 3-6 three pointers and 5-8 shots overall to finish with 13 points in the winning cause. After the game, Burke was rightfully not lacking confidence.
"I pretty much, over the last couple weeks, learned the whole offense and learned the rest of the plays," Burke said. "Now I just feel like I’m out there in a groove. I’m the point guard, so basically, the team feeds off of my poise."
However, for as fast the Wolverines started, they finished almost as slowly. A second half in which the Wolverines were outscored 31-27 contrasted the red-hot start, but the win nevertheless pushes Michigan to 2-0 in the young season.