Michigan Shoots Down Bears, 72-57
Nov. 11, 2007
Ann Arbor, Michigan - Michigan utilized strong long-range shooting and a decided height advantage on the perimeter to send Brown to its first loss of the season, a 72-57 victory over the Bears at Crisler Arena. The win lifts the Wolverines to 2-0 on the season, while Brown falls to 1-1.
Freshman Manny Harris led Michigan with 22 points, on torrid 6 of 8 shooting from the field, including 3 of 4 shooting from three-point range. The Wolverines shot 50-percent from behind the three-point arc, connecting on 12 of 24 treys, including 9 of 15 in the first half.
Michigan came out on fire, connecting on eight of its first 10 shots from the field, including 6 of 8 treys, to build a 24-13 lead with 11:54 left in the first half. Harris scored 10 points to open the game for the Wolverines, while Brown senior Mark MacDonald netted seven points in the first 12 minutes.
The Bears trailed 37-21 at the half, and fell behind by as many as 22 points in the second half, 56-34, with 12:04 remaining.
Coach Craig Robinson's Brown team got back in the game, trailing by 13 points, 65-52, on a three-point basket by senior Damon Huffman with 3:51 left in the game. The Bears trailed by 13 points several times down the stretch, but couldn't get any closer.
Three Brown players scored in double figures, with Huffman leading the way by scoring 17 points on 5 of 12 shooting from behind the three-point arc. First team All-Ivy senior Mark McAndrew netted 16 points for the Bears, hitting 3 of 7 treys, while MacDonald finished with 13 points and a team high six rebounds.
In addition to Harris' game high 22 points, three other Michigan players scored in double figures. Sophomore DeShawn Sims scored 17 points, while freshmen Kelvin Grady and Anthony Wright tossed in 10 points each.
Brown will play its first home game of the season on Wednesday, November 14 against the University of Rhode Island at the Pizzitola Sports Center.