Men's Basketball vs. Kennesaw State December 3, 2016

The Michigan men's basketball team faced the Kennesaw State Owls Saturday, Dec. 3, at Crisler Center, coming out on top, 82-55. After five lead changes in the first half, the Maize and Blue broke away with a 19-4 run in the final five minutes of the half, giving them the 47-29 edge at halftime. The Wolverines came back in the second half with an explosive offense, propelling them to the dominating win.

Quick Facts

  • The 82-55, 27-point win is U-M's largest margin of victory so far this season, topping the 22-point win over SMU.
  • The Wolverines held Kennesaw State's leading rebounder Aubrey Williams -- who averaged over 12 rebounds per game -- to just four boards.
  • The Wolverine's recorded their highest field goal percentage of the season (56.6) on a season-best 30 field goals made on 53 attempts, as well as recording a season-high, three-point percentage (45), making 9-of-20.
  • Fourteen Wolverines saw game action including freshmen Xavier Simpson (13), Ibi Watson (7), and Jon Teske (5), and sophomores Brent Hibbitts and Fred Wright-Jones.

DJ Wilson continued to make an impact on both sides of the floor, posting his second career double-double: 15 points, which included four slam-dunks, and 11 boards.

Moe Wagner was a strong asset to the Wolverine offense, leading the team in scoring for the first time this season, putting up three baskets from deep to reach his career-high, 20-point game total.
After scoring 13 points today, Derrick Walton Jr. needs only 16 more to become the 51st Wolverine to reach 1,000 career points. Walton Jr. also recorded eight assists and three rebounds.
Duncan Robinson scored six to bring his career total points to 1,003, a combined 455 at U-M and 548 at Williams College (2013-14). All six points game from deep.

Michigan takes on Texas at 9pm on Tuesday, December 6, at Crisler Center.

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