Michigan had a little bit of trouble putting away tiny Concordia University last night, but eventually the Wolverines pulled away in the second half from the school located 4 miles away from Crisler Arena to beat the visiting Cardinals 86-to-65.
Redshirt freshman forward Jordan Morgan led Michigan with 23 points while sophomore guard Darius Morris had 19 points and a career-high 12 assists as the U-of-M improved to 6-and-2. Concordia, which hung around in the first half, trailing 42-to-32 at the intermission, is now 5-and-5.
Michigan Coach John Beilein is staying positive about his young team, which has been providing good bench play through the first eight games. The Wolverine’s next opponent is Utah at home on Friday night.
Seventh ranked Michigan State has another one of its tough non-conference games tonight with the Spartans taking on number-8 Syracuse in the Jimmy-V Classic at Madison Square Garden. It’s the second game of a doubleheader with the tip-off scheduled for 9 o’clock.