The Wolverines may be out of class during basketball games, but each week the Daily basketball writers will grade the team and its fans.
A- OFFENSE – The Wolverines continued their strong play on the offensive end, shooting 54 percent from the field and 47 percent from downtown. Michigan also saw three players reach double figures, led by Dion Harris’s 16 points.
A DEFENSE – Michigan held the Hornets to just 6-of-26 shooting in the second half, including 1-of-10 from three point range. Delaware State scored just 17 points after halftime. Jahsha Blunt, the Hornets’ leading scorer, was held in check and scored just eight points.
B+ COACHING – Amaker challenged his team at halftime, setting a goal of allowing the Hornets to score no more than 55 points in the game. His motivational technique worked, as the Wolverines played much better defense, and the Hornets finished with just 43 on the scoreboard.
D CROWD – A press-row writer commented during the game that what he saw was the “worst student section ever.” The fans even failed to properly salute Braylon Edwards, who was sitting courtside, until the PA announcer told the crowd he was there.