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Abdur-Rahkman leads Michigan over Texas 59-52

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman averages a fairly modest 10 points a game for Michigan, but Wolverines coach John Beilein said, ''he's better than his stats would say.''

On Tuesday night, Abdur-Rahkman's stats were more than sufficient. The senior guard matched a season-best with 17 points to go with 10 rebounds and Michigan beat Texas 59-52.

''I'm not surprised,'' Michigan guard Charles Matthews said. ''Just thankful for what he did.

Abdur-Rahkman made a 3-pointer from several feet behind the line with 4:53 remaining to give Michigan (9-3) a 10-point lead. The 30-second shot clock was about to expire when he launched from extra-long range.

''I had to take it,'' Abdur-Rahkman said.

Matthews added 12 points, while Moritz Wagner and Duncan Robinson scored 10 apiece for the Wolverines.

Dylan Osetkowski, a 6-foot-9 forward, led Texas (6-3) with 17 points, including 13 in the second half. Kerwin Roach II chipped in 11 points, and Mo Bamba added 10 points, 10 rebounds and four blocks for the Longhorns, who shot a season-low 36.5 percent.

Osetkowski prevented Michigan from pulling away by scoring nine points during the first four minutes of the second half, and the Longhorns cut a 12-point halftime deficit to three with 14:11 remaining.

''He was really a load for us to stop,'' Beilein said.

Even so, Michigan responded an 11-0 push, making three consecutive 3-pointers in a span of less than two minutes, to take a 14-point lead.

Michigan led 32-20 after a first half in which Texas shot poorly from the field, 30.4 percent, and especially on 3-pointers, missing eight of nine. Matthews scored the last six points for Michigan before the break.

Texas has struggled on offense all season, and this was the first game without injured guard Andrew Jones, their leading scorer.

''We knew we would have to step up on the offensive end with Drew out,'' Osetkowski said. ''As a collective unit we gotta be a whole lot better than that. It's tough to win a game scoring 52.''

BIG PICTURE

Michigan: The Wolverines, after facing North Carolina, Indiana, Ohio State, UCLA and Texas in a span of two weeks, and finishing the stretch 3-2, are heading toward a softer part of their schedule. Their next three games, between Saturday and Dec. 30, are against Detroit Mercy, Alabama A&M and Jacksonville.

Texas: Jones is not only the Longhorns' leading scorer with more than 15 points a game, he's their most accurate 3-point shooter. Jones missed his first game since suffering a hairline fracture of the right wrist last week at Virginia Commonwealth. Texas gave no timetable for Jones' return, but coach Shaka Smart said he hopes to have him back soon after Christmas.

Eric Davis Jr. started in place of Jones and made one free throw, and missed all five of his shots from the field. ''We need more from him. We flat out do,'' Smart said. ''But everyone on our team needs to do more during this time while Andrew's out.''

WAGNER LEAVES GAME

Moritz Wagner, Michigan's leading scorer and rebounder, was helped off the court with 7:36 remaining in the game. ''Slight ankle sprain,'' Beilein said. ''Day to day. We'll know more tomorrow.''

UP NEXT

Michigan faces Detroit Mercy on Saturday at a neutral site, Little Caesar's Arena, home of the Detroit Pistons.

Texas hosts Louisiana Tech on Saturday.

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Key Players
M. Abdur-Rahkman
M. Coleman
30.5 Min. Per Game 30.5
7.5 Pts. Per Game 7.5
4.0 Ast. Per Game 4.0
2.6 Reb. Per Game 2.6
38.6 Field Goal % 32.4
34.0 Three Point % 26.7
94.4 Free Throw % 65.0
+ 2 Mohamed Bamba made layup 5.0
  Offensive rebound by Texas 8.0
  Matt Coleman missed 3-pt. jump shot 10.0
  Defensive rebound by Dylan Osetkowski 15.0
  Charles Matthews missed 2nd of 2 free throws 15.0
+ 1 Charles Matthews made 1st of 2 free throws 15.0
  Personal foul on Kerwin Roach II 15.0
  Out of bounds turnover on Kerwin Roach II 17.0
  Lost ball turnover on Charles Matthews, stolen by Mohamed Bamba 21.0
  Defensive rebound by Charles Matthews 21.0
  Matt Coleman missed 3-pt. jump shot 23.0
Team Stats
Points 59 52
Field Goals 22-55 (40.0%) 19-52 (36.5%)
3-Pointers 6-19 (31.6%) 5-20 (25.0%)
Free Throws 9-12 (75.0%) 9-15 (60.0%)
Total Rebounds 40 31
Offensive 9 4
Defensive 29 23
Team 2 4
Assists 9 6
Steals 3 5
Blocks 3 4
Turnovers 10 10
Fouls 17 17
Technicals 0 0
17 PTS, 10 REB, 1 AST
17 PTS, 5 REB, 1 AST
12T
away team logo Michigan 9-3 322759
home team logo Texas 6-3 203252
Team Stats
away team logo Michigan 9-3 69.6 PPG 37.9 RPG 13.8 APG
home team logo Texas 6-3 71.0 PPG 36.4 RPG 13.2 APG
Key Players
00
M. Abdur-Rahkman G PPG RPG APG FG%
21
D. Osetkowski F 11.1 PPG 7.2 RPG 1.3 APG 43.8 FG%
Top Scorers
M. Abdur-Rahkman G 17 PTS 10 REB 1 AST
D. Osetkowski F 17 PTS 5 REB 1 AST
40.0 FG% 36.5
31.6 3PT FG% 25.0
75.0 FT% 60.0
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
M. Abdur-Rahkman 17 10 1 7/15 2/4 1/2 3 36 0 1 2 4 6
C. Matthews 12 8 2 4/10 1/2 3/5 3 32 0 0 1 3 5
D. Robinson 10 4 0 2/4 1/3 5/5 4 19 0 0 1 0 4
M. Wagner 10 3 0 4/8 2/5 0/0 1 21 1 0 2 0 3
E. Brooks 0 3 1 0/2 0/1 0/0 0 14 0 0 0 0 3
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
M. Abdur-Rahkman 17 10 1 7/15 2/4 1/2 3 36 0 1 2 4 6
C. Matthews 12 8 2 4/10 1/2 3/5 3 32 0 0 1 3 5
D. Robinson 10 4 0 2/4 1/3 5/5 4 19 0 0 1 0 4
M. Wagner 10 3 0 4/8 2/5 0/0 1 21 1 0 2 0 3
E. Brooks 0 3 1 0/2 0/1 0/0 0 14 0 0 0 0 3
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Z. Simpson 4 3 4 2/6 0/2 0/0 2 26 1 0 1 0 3
J. Poole 4 1 0 2/2 0/0 0/0 0 8 0 0 0 0 1
I. Livers 2 3 0 1/5 0/2 0/0 3 22 0 0 1 1 2
J. Teske 0 3 0 0/3 0/0 0/0 1 18 1 2 2 1 2
I. Watson 0 0 1 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0
J. Simmons - - - - - - - - - - - - -
B. Hibbitts - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Davis - - - - - - - - - - - - -
N. Ozeir - - - - - - - - - - - - -
L. Wilson - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. Baird - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 59 38 9 22/55 6/19 9/12 17 200 3 3 10 9 29
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
D. Osetkowski 17 5 1 6/11 2/4 3/4 4 29 2 0 2 1 4
K. Roach II 11 6 2 4/8 1/4 2/2 4 38 1 0 3 1 5
M. Bamba 10 10 0 4/10 1/3 1/2 1 35 1 4 2 1 9
M. Coleman 5 2 2 2/8 1/5 0/0 2 40 0 0 1 0 2
E. Davis Jr. 1 1 0 0/5 0/3 1/2 2 23 0 0 1 0 1
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
D. Osetkowski 17 5 1 6/11 2/4 3/4 4 29 2 0 2 1 4
K. Roach II 11 6 2 4/8 1/4 2/2 4 38 1 0 3 1 5
M. Bamba 10 10 0 4/10 1/3 1/2 1 35 1 4 2 1 9
M. Coleman 5 2 2 2/8 1/5 0/0 2 40 0 0 1 0 2
E. Davis Jr. 1 1 0 0/5 0/3 1/2 2 23 0 0 1 0 1
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Young 5 2 1 2/6 0/0 1/2 2 19 1 0 0 1 1
J. Sims 3 1 0 1/4 0/1 1/3 2 12 0 0 0 0 1
J. Febres 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0
R. Hamm Jr. 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
R. McClurg - - - - - - - - - - - - -
I. Hobbs - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Schwartz - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Banks III - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Jones - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 52 27 6 19/52 5/20 9/15 17 200 5 4 10 4 23