U-M makes short work of Houston-Baptist
Written by Matt Pargoff   

 

It took less than four minutes for Michigan to open up a double-digit lead against Houston Baptist Friday evening, and the rest of the game continued to follow a similar pace. Scoring the most points of any U-M team in two decades, the Wolverines cruised to an easy 111-68 victory.

Isaiah Livers led the way with a 24 points, while Zavier Simpson put up a double-double, scoring 22 and adding 14 assists. Colin Castleton scored 14 points and David DeJulius added 10, while Jon Teske pulled down 12 rebounds.

Every player on the roster, except the injured Franz Wagner, saw action in the game and registered at least one point, assist or rebound.

Simpson’s 14 assists tied for the second most by a Wolverine, matching the mark hit twice by Gary Grant in 1987. The record is held by Derrick Walton Jr., who reached 16 assists against Nebraska in 2017.

The game marked the most points scored by a Michigan team since a 112-64 vacated win over Indiana in 1998, and a 111-84 victory against Boston University in 1994.

Michigan will travel to the Bahamas for their first game outside Ann Arbor, playing in the Battle 4 Atlantis Tournament next week. The Wolverines will open up against Iowa State on Wednesday at noon on ESPN, playing either Alabama or North Carolina the following day.


 
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