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Michigan remains undefeated with Black Friday win over Chattanooga (w/ quotes from Beilein)

Another day, another non-conference blowout for the Wolverines.

NCAA Basketball: Chattanooga at Michigan Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

No. 9 Michigan Basketball (6-0) beat down another non-conference opponent in a Black Friday matinee against Chattanooga (2-5) at Crisler Center in Ann Arbor by a score of 83-55.

Ignas Brazdeikis had another strong outing for the Wolverines with the true freshman forward scoring 20 points and grabbing seven rebounds in the victory. Jordan Poole was second on the team in scoring on Friday afternoon with 14 points on 6-for-10 shooting. Isaiah Livers chipped in with 12 points of his own off the bench as he continues his hot streak from beyond the arc with 2-of-3 of his shots made from three-point land.

The Wolverines shot 49 percent from the floor on the night, while holding the Mocs to 39 percent from the floor. Michigan was never in jeopardy of this being a close game and was stout on both sides of the floor in other tune-up game with a big test looming.

“I think we’re okay. I don’t think we’re some sort of juggernaut,” head coach John Beilein said after the game. “We don’t have that type of experience yet to say ‘watch out, here comes Michigan’.”

Next up for the Wolverines is a primetime showing against North Carolina in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge on Wednesday night against North Carolina at home. That game is scheduled for a 9:30 p.m. tipoff on ESPN.


  • On Michigan’s shot selection: “It’s a slow trend of us being more comfortable. What’s a winning type of shot look like? We took very few bad ones today.”
  • On Isaiah Livers’ improved shooting and mentoring other players: “When you become a teacher, it shows you’re a really good student.”
  • On what still needs to improve: “The ball doesn’t move the way it needs to be. When you’ve got five hunters out there, it doesn’t work very good.”
  • On getting true freshmen David DeJulius and Brandon Johns out there: “We need to get them comfortable on the court.”