The No. 19 ranked Michigan Wolverines are in a very tight game against the Oakland Golden Grizzlies at halftime on Saturday. The Wolverines and Golden Grizzlies are tied 32-32 at the half, a game much closer than most expected. Evan Smotrycz leads the way for Michigan with 11 points, six rebounds and a block, shooting 4-for-5 and 2-for-3 in three pointers. Drew Valentine has led Oakland in the close game with eight points, four rebounds, three assists and a steal. He's shooting 3-for-6 but just 1-for-3 from distance.
Michigan isn't getting much help from its bench, shooting 1-for-6. A couple free throws from Travis Bader put the Golden Grizzlies within one minute left in the half, and set up a three point jumper with five seconds remaining to tie the game. He was assisted by Drew Valentine. Michigan, at one point, led by 11 points, early in the half, but failed to hold onto it.