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Michigan Basketball roars late for season-opening win over North Florida

Moritz Wagner had a double-double in his first showing of the year.

NCAA Basketball: North Florida at Michigan Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Michigan Basketball opened its season on Saturday night at Crisler Center in Ann Arbor and took care of business by a score of 86-66 over North Florida, even if it was not pretty early on.

The story of this game essentially was shots falling for one team, while not doing so for another. At one point during the contest, the Ospreys were shooting 70-percent from the three-point line, while Michigan continued its perennial tradition of the “live and die from beyond the arc” offense.

Michigan trailed at points in this game, but roared late in the second half to walk out 1-0 with a 20-point victory.

Moritz Wagner had his second-career double-double with 18 points and 12 rebounds, while Duncan Robinson and Charles Matthews scored 21 and 20 points, respectively.

The Wolverines are back in action on Monday night at home when they welcome the 1-0 Central Michigan Chippewas to Ann Arbor. Tipoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET from Crisler.