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Western Michigan vs. Michigan: Wolverines looking to show they can finish

Michigan is undefeated, but has had trouble closing games in convincing fashion. They'll look to change that Tuesday night against Western Michigan.

Mike Stobe

The Michigan Wolverines have started the season with a very solid 7-0 record and No. 3 ranking in the nation heading into Tuesday night's game against Western Michigan, but there are still a few flaws to be found in their style so far. Most noteworthy among them is their ability to finish games.

The Wolverines have looked to be en route to numerous blowouts already this season, but the team has allowed teams to slink back late in the game to turn large deficits into competitive contests.

Considering Michigan's matchup with an in-state team Tuesday night, however, the team realizes momentum could play a bigger part if the Wolverines are unable to close out the game the way they should be able to against less-talented opponents. According to junior Tim Hardaway Jr.:

"Just trying to finish the games out the way we should. "We haven't been really focused out there. That just comes with practice and getting more reps when we're up by a lot. ... We have to do a better job of playing our hardest every possession and not giving up easy lay-ups."

Michigan's game against the Broncos will be televised on the Big Ten Network when it tips off at 8:30 p.m. ET from the Crisler Center in Ann Arbor. Western Michigan's lone loss so far came at the hands of Cornell last month.