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Better know a foe: Michigan

BETTER KNOW A FOE: MICHIGAN

THE BASICS
Record: 20-13, 9-9 Big Ten
RPI: 56
Schedule strength: 18
Past 10 games: 7-3
Best wins: 61-57 at Michigan State; 70-63 vs. Michigan State; 65-62 at Penn State; 76-69 vs. Penn State; 60-55 vs. Illinois; 69-61 at Clemson
Worst losses: 65-56 vs. UTEP; 80-61 at Indiana; 74-60 at Northwestern
Close losses: 53-50 vs. Syracuse; 67-60 (OT) vs. Kansas; 68-64 vs. Ohio State; 69-64 at Minnesota; 62-53 at Ohio State; 54-52 at Illinois; 53-52 vs. Wisconsin; 68-61 vs. Ohio State
Longest winning streak: 7, Nov. 30 - Dec. 23
Longest losing streak: 6, Jan. 5 - Jan. 22
SEC opponents:None
Common opponents with Tennessee: 69-51 win vs. Oakland

PROJECTED LINEUP
Probable starters
G Darius Morris (6-4, So., 15.2 ppg/3.9 rpg)
G Stu Douglass (6-3, Jr., 7.2 ppg/3.0 rpg)
G Tim Hardaway Jr. (6-5, Fr., 13.9 ppg/3.8 rpg)
G Zack Novak (6-4, Jr., 8.7 ppg/5.7 rpg)
F Jordan Morgan (6-8, RFr., 9.2 ppg/5.5 rpg)
Off the bench
F Evan Smotrycz (6-9, Sr., 6.0 ppg/2.3 rpg)
G Matt Volgrich (6-4, So., 3.1 ppg/1.7 rpg)
F Blake McLimans (6-10, Sr., 1.2 ppg/0.8 rpg)
F Colton Christian (6-6, Fr., 0.2 ppg/1.4 rpg)
COACH: John Beilein (66-66 in 4th season, 617-384 overall)

BIG TEN TEAM STATS
(Out of 11 teams)
Scoring offense: 66.1 ppg, 10th
Scoring defense: 62.7 ppg, 5th
Scoring margin: +3.4/game, 6th
FG percentage offense: 44.4%, 8th
FG percentage defense: 42.8%, 6th
3-pointers attempted: 22.9/game, 2nd
3-pointers made: 8.1/game, 2nd
3-pt percentage offense: 35.3%, 7th
3-pt percentage defense: 32.5%, 2nd
Free throws attempted: 14.85/game, 11th
Free-throw shooting: 69.6%, 9th
Rebounding offense: 32/game, 9th
Rebounding defense: 33.9/game, 11th
Rebounding margin: -1.9/game, 10th
Blocked shots: 2.03/game, 11th
Assists: 13.6/game, 8th
Steals: 4.73/game, 9th
Turnover margin: +1.42/game, 5th
Assist/turnover radio: 1.34, 5th
Offensive rebounds: 8.27/game, 11th
Defensive rebounds: 23.8/game, 5th

BIG TEN PLAYER STATS
Scoring: Morris 11th, Hardaway Jr. 14th
Rebounding: Novak 11th, Morgan 12th
FG percentage: Morgan 1st (61.7%), Morris 12th (49.4%)
Assists: Morris 1st (6.67/game)
Free-throw shooting: Hardaway Jr. 10th (75.7%), Morris (71.1%)
3-pointers made: Hardaway Jr. 6th (2.24/game)
Assist/turnover ratio: Morris 3rd (2.22)
Offensive rebounds: Morgan 9th (2.12/game)
Minutes played: Morris 7th (34.94/game)

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