It wasn’t the prettiest win for Michigan, but they’ll certainly take it to open up the season.
After being held scoreless for just about five minutes at the start, the Wolverines were able to pull away in the second half for a 76-58 win over Howard Friday night.
Derrick Walton scored 14 of his 20 points in the first half while Michigan as a whole managed to hit just 42 percent from the field.
However despite their poor game from the field, Michigan lit it up at the line going 23 of 26 which very well contributed to the difference in last night’s game. Especially considering Howard was terrible in converting their free throws hitting just 14 of 29 attempts.
In addition to Walton, Mark Donnal scored 12 points for Michigan, and Zak Irvin added 11 in the win.
Again this wasn’t a flashy win by any means for the Wolverines but more of an outing that can perhaps prove to themselves that grinding out a win with their defense is in the cards for them this season.