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Arkansas vs Michigan

No. 3 Michigan pulls away from Arkansas to move to 9-0

CBSSports.com wire reports
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ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Arkansas has played perhaps the toughest stretch of games in college basketball the last two weeks.

If the Razorbacks still have some confidence, they should benefit from the experience.

Marshawn Powell had 18 points and that was not nearly enough to prevent No. 3 Michigan from pulling away to beat Arkansas 80-67 Saturday.

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The Razorbacks (4-4) have won only one of their last five games -- beating Oklahoma 81-78 earlier in the week -- but that's understandable because they faced Syracuse, Wisconsin and Arizona State.

"I told our guys, whether it was a justice or an injustice, I put them through a tough stretch," coach Mike Anderson said. "There are not many teams playing the teams we're playing."

The Wolverines (9-0) are off to their best start since they won the first 11 games of the 1988-89 season, when they went on to win the program's only national title.

Michigan led by as much as 13 point in the first half, but couldn't put away Arkansas until late in the game.

The Razorbacks opened the second half with an 11-2 run to pull within two points and trailed 56-55 with 8:58 left. The Wolverines went on a 10-2 run and coasted to the win, John Beilein's 100th in six seasons at the school.

"I thought our guys battled," Anderson said. "Our guys had a chance to go away and they didn't."

Arkansas' leading scorer, BJ Young, scored all nine of his points in the first half before being held scoreless in 13 minutes of the second half when he appeared to have a leg injury.

"He might have a bruise," Arkansas coach Mike Anderson said. "I don't think it was just a cramp, he got popped."

Razorbacks reserve Kikko Haydar had a career-high 13 points, Hunter Mickelson scored 10 and Rickey Scott had 10 points off the bench.

Beilein said he didn't know who Haydar was and that made sense because the junior guard had scored six points in six games this season and 31 in his career.

"I thought he walked in off the street," Beilein said. "What a great story, a walk-on, playing on CBS TV, and he accounted for 13 of their points. He was a bit of a difference-maker for a while."

The Wolverines got off to a slow start, leading by only one point before an 8-0 run gave them a 22-11 lead. They led 42-32 at halftime with a balance of points in the paint and shots from the outside.

Arkansas made a push to keep the game close in the first half of the second half, but couldn't make enough shots or stops to take its only lead of the game.

"I thought there was a period there where we had a chance to take advantage when they got tired and fatigued," Anderson said. "It was disrupting what they wanted to do because our guys really got after it, our pressure was effective.

"I saw our team grow up, these guys have played some pretty good basketball teams in this five-game stretch."

Michigan's entire starting lineup scored in double figures. Glenn Robinson III scored 17, Trey Burke had 16 points and seven assists, Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 14 and Nik Stauskas added 12.

"That's a tough team, especially inside," Powell said. "They didn't have that presence last year when we beat them, but Morgan adds a lot."

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Arkansas (4-4)323567
Michigan #3 (9-0) «423880
ARK:M. Powell 18 Pts
ARK:H. Mickelson 5 Reb
ARK:R. Madden 3 Ast
MICH:G. Robinson III 17 Pts
MICH:J. Morgan 10 Reb
MICH:T. Burke 7 Ast

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PLAYERS OF THE GAME
ArkansasMichigan
ARK
Marshawn Powell
MICH
Trey Burke
PtsRebsAstPtsRebsAst
18311647
Arkansas Razorbacks
M. Wade, G342-50-00125
M. Powell, F328-170-031418
B. Young, G284-100-04229
H. Mickelson, F235-100-052310
R. Madden, G170-10-02300
R. Scott, G194-50-022110
K. Haydar, G194-51-221413
C. Clarke, F180-42-22232
M. Qualls, G60-20-00000
A. Bell, G30-00-00000
J. Williams, F10-20-00000
C. Henderson, FDid Not Play
D. Spivey, GDid Not Play
D. Wagner, GDid Not Play
Totals 27-613-420141967
 44.3%75.0% 
Michigan Wolverines
N. Stauskas, G364-102-212012
T. Hardaway Jr., G353-107-893114
T. Burke, G346-133-547216
G. Robinson III, F297-111-160117
J. Morgan, F235-92-2100212
M. McGary, F163-60-05016
J. Horford, F100-00-04010
S. Albrecht, G81-20-00103
C. LeVert, G60-10-00100
E. Akunne, G10-00-00000
B. McLimans, F10-00-00000
M. Vogrich, G10-00-00000
C. Person, GDid Not Play
J. Bartelstein, GDid Not Play
M. Bielfeldt, FDid Not Play
Totals 29-6215-183914980
 46.8%83.3% 
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Kentucky0-05-09
Alabama0-03-026
Arkansas0-03-059
Miss. State0-03-070
Vanderbilt0-02-0297
Georgia0-03-1103
LSU0-03-17
Texas A&M0-03-1243
Auburn0-02-1253
Florida0-02-135
Missouri0-02-1142
Ole Miss0-02-1321
Tennessee0-01-1207
S. Carolina0-02-3122

Big Ten
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Indiana0-04-0188
Northwestern0-04-0129
Wisconsin0-04-071
Illinois0-03-0220
Maryland0-03-0249
Michigan0-03-081
Purdue0-03-0120
Ohio St.0-02-018
Penn St.0-04-1180
Minnesota0-03-1226
Michigan St.0-02-1176
Nebraska0-02-1103
Rutgers0-02-197
Iowa0-02-288
 
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MIST 73
COLO 54 Final
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MIZZ 68
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MOST 42 Final
OKST 62
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IND 100
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ND 84
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SYR 108
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