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Michigan 91, Pittsburgh 60

(AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

By LARRY FLEISHER
Associated Press

NEW YORK -Jett Howard scored 17 points as No. 20 Michigan pulled away in the second half for a 91-60 rout of Pittsburgh in the Legends Classic semifinals.

After struggling to get past Eastern Michigan on Friday, the Wolverines (3-0) struggled at times during the first half before seizing control early in the second.

Howard made 6 of 8 shots, including two early 3s to help Michigan start pulling away and returned after a lengthy rest with the Wolverines holding a 25-point lead before fouling out.

Joey Baker and Kobe Bufkin added 14 apiece for Michigan. Hunter Dickinson totaled 11 points, seven rebounds and five assists as Michigan shot 72 in the second half and 58.3% overall.

Jamarius Burton led Pittsburgh (1-2) with 14 points and Blake Hinson added 13.

Dickinson did not dominate but constantly did things to set up Michigan's offense, including a nifty skip pass to Howard, who hit a 3-pointer and completed a four-point play for a 42-33 lead early in the second half. He then used his size to clear the lane for consecutive drives to the rim by Jaelin Llewellyn that opened a 54-41 lead a few minutes later.

The Wolverines began finishing it off when Bufkin and Dickinson converted 3-point plays on consecutive possessions for a 62-44 lead with about 12 1/2 minutes to go.

BIG PICTURE:

Michigan: The Wolverines showed its offense can get going even in the few minutes Dickinson sits. In the first half, Dickinson rested for around four minutes. It was during his break when the Wolverines expanded a one-point lead into a five-point margin, as others seamlessly made shots from inside the paint before the Wolverines missed seven of their final eight shots and settled for a six-point halftime lead.

Pittsburgh: John Hugley IV experienced mixed results in his season debut after missing the first two games with a knee injury. In 22 minutes, Hugley scored nine points, but also struggled on the glass, finishing with one rebound. Last season, Hugley started 30 of 31 games and averaged 14.7 points and 7.9 boards.

November 16, 2022


Michigan
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
T. Williams II F 25 3-7 0-0 1-3 1-7 0 0 2 0 1 7
H. Dickinson C 25 5-11 1-3 0-1 2-7 5 2 1 0 1 11
K. Bufkin G 33 5-10 3-3 1-4 0-2 4 0 0 0 1 14
J. Howard G 19 6-8 3-4 2-3 0-2 0 0 0 0 5 17
J. Llewellyn G 19 4-8 0-0 0-2 1-3 2 0 0 0 1 8
J. Baker   22 5-6 0-1 4-5 0-1 1 1 0 0 1 14
D. McDaniel   21 3-6 2-2 0-1 1-5 8 0 2 2 1 8
J. Howard   12 1-1 0-0 1-1 0-2 0 0 0 1 2 3
T. Reed Jr.   11 2-2 0-1 0-0 1-4 1 0 0 2 3 4
I. Barnes   5 0-0 3-4 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Y. Khayat   4 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 0
W. Tschetter   3 1-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Totals   199 35-60
(.583)
12-18
(.667)
9-20
(.450)
7-36 21 3 5 6 16 91


Pittsburgh
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
B. Hinson F 30 5-10 2-2 1-4 1-6 1 0 0 4 4 13
J. Hugley IV F 22 2-6 4-6 1-1 0-1 0 1 0 0 2 9
J. Burton G 30 6-10 1-2 1-1 0-5 2 0 0 2 1 14
N. Cummings G 28 2-6 0-0 0-1 1-1 5 0 0 3 1 4
G. Elliott G 27 3-7 4-5 2-6 0-2 0 1 0 0 3 12
N. Sibande   19 0-3 0-1 0-1 0-2 0 0 0 2 0 0
F. Federiko   15 0-0 1-2 0-0 1-2 1 1 0 0 1 1
N. Santos   13 3-5 0-0 1-3 0-5 0 0 0 1 0 7
J. Diaz Graham   10 0-2 0-2 0-2 2-3 0 0 4 0 2 0
G. Diaz Graham   3 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-1 2 0 0 1 0 0
A. Fisch   2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0
K. Marshall   2 0-1 0-0 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals   201 21-50
(.420)
12-20
(.600)
6-20
(.300)
7-30 11 3 4 13 15 60
Officials: Robert Riley, Paul Szelc, Lee Cassell




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