Early-season non-conference games are often blowouts, and often purely due to physical ability. That came in the form of Jon Teske for the Michigan men’s basketball team against Norfolk State on Tuesday.
The first glimpse of the 2018-2019 Wolverines came last Friday against Division II Northwood. Michigan took just 11 3-pointers, scoring 56 of 90 points in the paint and 24 on the fast break. It didn’t make its first three until 19 minutes into the game.
The No. 19 Michigan men’s basketball team thumped Division II Northwood, 90-58, on Friday night in its lone exhibition game before Tuesday’s opener against Norfolk State. The Wolverines jumped out to an early lead, hitting seven of their first 10 field goals, and never looked back.
Of the countless memorable moments during John Beilein’s tenure at Michigan, two timeless images stand above the rest. They are, of course, Trey Burke stepping back and releasing an inch-perfect shot over the outstretched arms of Kansas’ Kevin Young in 2013, and Jordan Poole, legs spread, flailing to the floor at the buzzer as his shot propelled the Wolverines past Houston in last year’s tournament.
Eli Brooks’ phone rang, and DeAndre Haynes was on the other end. Haynes, an assistant coach on the Michigan men’s basketball team, called Brooks to give the sophomore guard a little extra boost before the season.