|Michigan guard Tim Hardaway, Jr. (10) drives past Wayne State's Dale Brundidge (4) in the first half of an exhibition NCAA college basketball game, Friday, Nov. 4, 2011, at Crisler Arena in Ann Arbor, Mich. (AP Photo/Tony Ding)|
Hardaway leads No. 18 Michigan to exhibition win
ANN ARBOR, Mich.—Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 20 points and Zack Novak added 14 to lead No. 18 Michigan to a 47-39 exhibition victory over Wayne State on Friday night.
Hardaway fueled a cold-shooting Wolverines offense, scoring 15 points in the second half. Michigan won despite shooting only 37.3 percent from the field, including 5 of 24 from 3-point range.
Perimeter shooting has been a staple of coach John Beilein's system, but the Wolverines shot only 35.2 percent from 3-point range last season.
Hardaway's 3-pointer with just under seven minutes remaining pushed Michigan's lead to 43-31 after Wayne State managed to keep the deficit under 10 points for much of the second half.
Ike Udanoh led Division II Wayne State with 13 points.