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No. 25 Michigan beats Mount St. Mary's 64-47

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) The mood on Michigan's campus was subdued, and Crisler Center was no exception. The football team's loss to Ohio State on Saturday will sting for a while, and it was hard for fans to get all that excited about a basketball game against Mount St. Mary's.

''We knew we were going to have to create our own energy,'' senior Zak Irvin said.

Irvin scored 14 points, Derrick Walton added 12 and No. 25 Michigan pulled away late in the first half and went on to a 64-47 victory over Mount St. Mary's on Saturday night.

In front of an announced crowd of only 9,410, the Wolverines went on an 18-2 run in the first half and led the Mountaineers 33-16 at halftime.

Moe Wagner added 13 points for the Wolverines (5-1), who bounced back from a 15-point loss at South Carolina on Wednesday. Junior Robinson led Mount St. Mary's (1-6) with 21 points, and the 5-foot-5 guard made his first five shots from 3-point range.

The Mountaineers pulled within eight with 4:46 remaining in the game. Irvin responded with a midrange jumper, and the Wolverines were able to close out the game comfortably.

Michigan trailed 12-8 in the first half when Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman made a 3-pointer to start the Wolverines' big run. A 3-pointer by Walton put Michigan up 16-12, and after 3s by Wagner and Duncan Robinson, it was 26-14.

After going 2 for 26 from 3-point range against South Carolina, the Wolverines were 11 of 27 on Saturday. They also outrebounded Mount St. Mary's 36-24 in a crisply played game that took only 1 hour, 40 minutes.

BIG PICTURE

Mount St. Mary's: The Mountaineers are starting their season with nine straight games away from home in a 23-day span. They played Michigan tough for about 10 minutes before going quiet offensively.

''The days kind of run together, but I can't say enough about these guys' ability to enjoy the moment and improve on it,'' coach Jamion Christian said. ''I think when we get to March, I think I'll be saying the same thing about our success. This group knows how to enjoy the moment and lock into it.''

Michigan: It's hard to say what the atmosphere would have been like at this game if Michigan had won the football game earlier in the day, but the Wolverines did a good job taking control near the end of the first half, in front of a crowd that was small and not particularly loud.

BACK ON TRACK

Irvin had an awful game at South Carolina, shooting 2 for 13 and turning the ball over eight times. He was sharp Saturday, scoring his team's first eight points.

''For Zak to just come out stroking the ball the way he did was important for us, and then he made a huge shot down the stretch,'' Michigan coach John Beilein said.

CLEAN

Michigan did not attempt a free throw until Xavier Simpson went to the line with 7:41 remaining in the game. The Wolverines finished 5 of 6 on free throws, and Mount St. Mary's went 5 of 5.

POLL IMPLICATIONS

The Wolverines were actually tied for No. 25 with Florida State in this past week's poll and are in danger of dropping out because of the loss to South Carolina.

UP NEXT

Mount St. Mary's: The Mountaineers have only two more road games to go before their home opener, but the next one should be tough. Mount St. Mary's is at Arkansas on Monday night.

Michigan: The Wolverines host Virginia Tech on Wednesday night as part of the ACC-Big Ten Challenge.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
  Defensive rebound by Derrick Walton Jr. 7.0
  Mawdo Sallah missed layup 9.0
  Offensive rebound by Mawdo Sallah 17.0
  Elijah Long missed layup 19.0
+ 3 Moritz Wagner made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Derrick Walton Jr. 48.0
  Defensive rebound by Derrick Walton Jr. 1:14
  Junior Robinson missed layup, blocked by Moritz Wagner 1:16
  Offensive foul turnover on Derrick Walton Jr. 1:37
  Offensive foul on Derrick Walton Jr. 1:37
+ 1 Derrick Walton Jr. made 2nd of 2 free throws 1:58
+ 1 Derrick Walton Jr. made 1st of 2 free throws 1:58
Team Stats
Points 47 64
Field Goals 18-48 (37.5%) 24-55 (43.6%)
3-Pointers 6-14 (42.9%) 11-27 (40.7%)
Free Throws 5-5 (100.0%) 5-6 (83.3%)
Total Rebounds 24 38
Offensive 3 8
Defensive 20 25
Team 1 5
Assists 8 14
Steals 4 4
Blocks 4 2
Turnovers 11 12
Fouls 12 8
Technicals 1 0
21 PTS, 1 REB
14 PTS, 3 REB, 4 AST
12T
away team logo Mt St Mary's 1-6 163147
home team logo 25 Michigan 5-1 333164
Team Stats
away team logo Mt St Mary's 1-6 67.5 PPG 36.6 RPG 11.0 APG
home team logo 25 Michigan 5-1 70.4 PPG 38.1 RPG 13.2 APG
Key Players
00
J. Robinson G PPG RPG APG FG%
00
Z. Irvin G/F PPG RPG APG FG%
Top Scorers
J. Robinson G 21 PTS 1 REB 0 AST
Z. Irvin G/F 14 PTS 3 REB 4 AST
37.5 FG% 43.6
42.9 3PT FG% 40.7
100.0 FT% 83.3
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Robinson 21 1 0 8/14 5/6 0/0 2 30 0 1 1 0 1
E. Long 13 7 3 5/14 1/3 2/2 2 38 0 1 5 1 6
C. Wray 5 2 4 2/4 0/0 1/1 2 32 1 1 1 0 2
G. Alexander 4 2 0 1/4 0/2 2/2 0 28 1 0 1 0 2
M. Sallah 2 7 0 1/4 0/0 0/0 4 25 1 1 0 2 5
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Robinson 21 1 0 8/14 5/6 0/0 2 30 0 1 1 0 1
E. Long 13 7 3 5/14 1/3 2/2 2 38 0 1 5 1 6
C. Wray 5 2 4 2/4 0/0 1/1 2 32 1 1 1 0 2
G. Alexander 4 2 0 1/4 0/2 2/2 0 28 1 0 1 0 2
M. Sallah 2 7 0 1/4 0/0 0/0 4 25 1 1 0 2 5
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
M. Wilson 2 1 1 1/5 0/0 0/0 0 22 1 0 2 0 1
W. Miller 0 3 0 0/3 0/3 0/0 1 17 0 0 0 0 3
R. Gomes 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 1 5 0 0 1 0 0
R. Miller Jr. 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
C. Glover - - - - - - - - - - - - -
K. Nwandu - - - - - - - - - - - - -
B. Thurston - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Antonio - - - - - - - - - - - - -
S. Gurdon - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Vukelich - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 47 23 8 18/48 6/14 5/5 12 200 4 4 11 3 20
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Z. Irvin 14 3 4 6/13 2/5 0/0 0 40 1 0 0 0 3
M. Wagner 13 6 0 5/8 3/5 0/0 1 22 1 2 4 2 4
D. Walton Jr. 12 6 5 3/8 2/5 4/4 2 36 1 0 3 0 6
M. Abdur-Rahkman 5 2 3 2/7 1/5 0/0 2 34 0 0 1 0 2
D. Wilson 5 7 0 2/4 1/1 0/0 2 17 0 0 1 2 5
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Z. Irvin 14 3 4 6/13 2/5 0/0 0 40 1 0 0 0 3
M. Wagner 13 6 0 5/8 3/5 0/0 1 22 1 2 4 2 4
D. Walton Jr. 12 6 5 3/8 2/5 4/4 2 36 1 0 3 0 6
M. Abdur-Rahkman 5 2 3 2/7 1/5 0/0 2 34 0 0 1 0 2
D. Wilson 5 7 0 2/4 1/1 0/0 2 17 0 0 1 2 5
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
D. Robinson 8 5 1 3/9 2/5 0/0 0 23 1 0 1 2 3
M. Donnal 6 4 0 3/5 0/0 0/0 0 18 0 0 1 2 2
X. Simpson 1 0 1 0/1 0/1 1/2 1 8 0 0 1 0 0
I. Watson 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
A. Dakich - - - - - - - - - - - - -
S. Lonergan - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. Matthews - - - - - - - - - - - - -
B. Hibbitts - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Davis - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Teske - - - - - - - - - - - - -
F. Wright-Jones - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 64 33 14 24/55 11/27 5/6 8 200 4 2 12 8 25