Michigan, A Lot - Concordia, Significantly Less: The Wolverines Win An Exhibition Game In Dominant Fashion

Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

The Wolverine basketball team took to the floor for its first game-type substance last night and beat the pants off neighboring Concordia University, 117-44.

I didn't watch the game, but I did look over the box score, so let's take a quick look at some things that stick out.

Glenn Robinson III is the greatest scorer in the history of basketball. Or at least the history of Michigan exhibition games against Concordia (I think. There isn't much of an established statistical record). GRIII dropped 33 points on 15 shots. he hit all five of his free throws, four of his six three's, and only missed one shot from two. This was all in 25 minutes of game time. GRIII probably can't do this consistently (because, obviously), but going HAM against a team like this is a good sign that he might have taken the step forward we were all hoping for.

All your rebounds belong to Jon Horford, wsg Jordan Morgan. Horford ended the game with 12 boards and Morgan chipped in 7. That is 19. Concordia as a team had 26. Both players started in this game — Beilein is apparently a lot more serious about his two bigs lineup than we all took him for — but Morgan only played 14 minutes.

Spike Albrecht has an iron grip on the starting point guard job. At least he started in this one, which isn't much or a surprise given that Derrick Walton is a true freshman and will need at least a short tune up before taking on a bigger role on the team. Albrecht did play three less minutes than Walton (21 to 24) and both tallied four assists. Albrecht had five points and Walton had 11.

Caris LeVert is Trey Burke, but taller. Recently it came out that the coaches were thinking about rolling out an ultra-big lineup featuring LeVert at point guard. If he keeps playing like this, that could be a smart move. He had 10 assists in this game to go along with 16 points on eight shots. LeVert is a big x-factor for this year's team. Michigan knows a lot of what it is getting from its other returning players, but LeVert could be poised for a big breakout. If he continues to impress it will raise the bar for just how good this team can be.

Nik Stauskas: still a shooter. Two of three from deep and seven of seven from the line. Twenty-three points total.

But not only a shooter. The Stauskas shirtless picture has been making the rounds, and 16 lbs of postive weight gain could go a long way toward helping Stauskas hold up to the physical nature of the game, and in this game he had three rebounds, three assists, a block, and a steal.

Other freshmen watch. Zak Irvin had 10 points in 19 minutes. Mark Donnal played just five minutes.

Michigan still doesn't foul. Just eight in this game. Doesn't turn the ball over much either, with only 6 here.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Maize n Brew

You must be a member of Maize n Brew to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Maize n Brew. You should read them.

Join Maize n Brew

You must be a member of Maize n Brew to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Maize n Brew. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker