ANN ARBOR — Alley-oop dunks. Open 3-pointers. And one other sturdy defensive efficiency. Michigan’s first recreation of December appeared lots like its seven in November, because the Wolverines beat Purdue 76-57 on Saturday within the Large Ten opener for each colleges.
Michigan (8-0) by no means trailed in opposition to the No. 19 Boilermakers and led by double digits a lot of the approach. The Wolverines have outscored opponents by a mean of 21.Four factors throughout their excellent begin.
On Saturday, Jordan Poole made 5 of Michigan’s 13 3-pointers, lacking only one shot from the sphere en path to a game-high 21 factors. Jon Teske added 17 factors and eight rebounds, getting an enormous ovation from the offered out Crisler Heart crowd when he was subbed out within the remaining minutes.
Michigan held Purdue (5-3) to 35 p.c capturing. Preseason Large Ten Participant of the Yr Carsen Edwards, who averaged 25 factors per recreation coming in, was 7-for-21 from the ground and 1-for-5 from 3. With Zavier Simpson guarding him a lot of the evening, Edwards was compelled into contested jumpers off the dribble.
Purdue didn’t take its third loss till Feb. 7 final season.
The primary 10 minutes could not have gone a lot better for the Wolverines. They led 31-16 after Teske, in a single vicious movement, caught and dunked a cross from Simpson. Michigan had made 6-of-7 3s at that time, as Purdue’s protection scrambled.
After the Teske dunk, Michigan’s subsequent basket didn’t come till practically 4.5 minutes later, however its dependable protection meant the lead remained at 15. Purdue bought as shut as 11, however two extra Michigan 3-pointers — U-M completed the half 9-of-15 from downtown — made it 44-28 on the break.
Poole’s Three from the highest of the arc made it 56-38 with 16:10 left. Simpson (15 factors, seven assists, six rebounds) bought to the rim all afternoon, and his back-to-back drives pushed the margin to 20 on the 14:29 mark. That was Michigan’s final discipline purpose till greater than 9 minutes later, when Teske hit his second 3-pointer of the sport. Purdue was ultimately capable of lower the margin to 12 through the drought.
The No. 7 Wolverines will possible be ranked greater earlier than their subsequent recreation, Tuesday at Northwestern.