That was fun. - Gregory Shamus
Michigan starts slow but gets a big win against South Dakota State in the
first second round.
It wasn't Trey Burke's day, but thanks to his teammates, it didn't have to be.
Glenn Robinson came out hot in the second half on the way to 21 points on 8/9 shooting. Tim Hardaway Jr. was only slightly less brutally effective, scoring 21 on 8/13. If that wasn't enough, Mitch McGary was 6/9 with eight rebounds and 13 points in his third start of the season. He provided defensive pressure all over the court, adding two steals and a block.
Burke struggled with his shot, going 2/12 for just six points. Still, his ball handling and passing led the way for the offense and helped spark GRIII's post half run of 11 straight points thanks to two Trey Burke kickout assists.
The Jackrabbits were paced by Brayden Carlson's 20 points, with both forwards Tony Fiegen and Jordan Dykstra adding a dozen points. Point guard Nate Wolters struggled to score as well, going 3/14 from the floor and needing four FTs to hit ten points.
Michigan now awaits the winner of Akron-VCU to find out Saturday's matchup in round