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No. 18 Michigan beats Providence for Tip-Off championship

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) - Michigan showed off its offensive versatility and a relentless defense in winning this weekend's Air Force Reserve Tip-Off tournament.

Ignas Brazdeikis scored 20 points to lead the 18th-ranked Wolverines to a 66-47 victory over Providence in Sunday's championship game.

Jon Teske added 17 points for Michigan (5-0), which was coming off blow-out wins away from home on Wednesday over No. 8 Villanova (73-46) and on Saturday in this tournament against George Washington (84-61).

The Wolverines made 15 3-pointers against the Colonials, but were just 6 of 18 from behind the arc on Sunday.

They found success down low in a more physical matchup with the Friars. They outscored Providence 32-22 in the paint, with Brazdeikis and Teske converting 14 of their 24 shots.

''It just kind of happened,'' Teske said. ''Our offense runs inside-out or outside-in. We were just trying to play within the game. They found me down low a couple of times. We were just moving the ball and sharing the ball. When we do that, a lot of shots fall.''

The game was close until Michigan closed the first half on a 14-2 run and went into intermission up 35-22. Consecutive 3-pointers from Isaiah Livers pushed the lead to 44-29 early in the second half and the Wolverines pulled away late.

Providence concentrated on taking away Charles Matthews and Jordan Poole, who combined for 47 points in Michigan's semifinal win. The pair had just five and four points respectively on Sunday.

So the Wolverines went elsewhere. Livers finished with eight points and six rebounds.

''We're going to take what people give us,'' said Michigan coach John Beilein. ''Whether it's zone or man, we've seen everything. We're just trying to make the next play. Jordan Poole and Charles Matthews had great nights last night as far as scoring. They had great nights tonight, not in scoring but other areas. Jon didn't score last night. That's the way our great teams have been built.''

David Duke had 12 points for Providence (3-2), which was held to just 28 percent shooting by a Michigan defense that has given up an average of 47 points per game.

Providence made just two of 18 shots from 3-point range. Their 22 points down low also was a season low.

''It's not like we played the Sisters of the Poor today,'' said Providence coach Ed Cooley. ''We played against an unbelievable, well coached, well balanced team and we'll benefit from this in the long run.''

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Key Players
Z. Simpson
3 G
A. Diallo
11 G
35.0 Min. Per Game 35.0
19.5 Pts. Per Game 19.5
5.0 Ast. Per Game 5.0
10.0 Reb. Per Game 10.0
40.0 Field Goal % 46.7
38.5 Three Point % 47.8
44.4 Free Throw % 61.8
+ 2 David Duke made driving layup 19.0
  Defensive rebound by Kris Monroe 27.0
  David DeJulius missed 3-pt. jump shot 29.0
  Defensive rebound by Michigan 52.0
  Drew Edwards missed 3-pt. jump shot 54.0
  Defensive rebound by Kris Monroe 1:05
  Luke Wilson missed 3-pt. jump shot 1:07
+ 1 Nate Watson made 2nd of 2 free throws 1:21
+ 1 Nate Watson made 1st of 2 free throws 1:21
  Personal foul on David DeJulius 1:21
  Traveling violation turnover on C.J. Baird 1:32
Team Stats
Points 66 47
Field Goals 23-52 (44.2%) 16-57 (28.1%)
3-Pointers 6-18 (33.3%) 2-18 (11.1%)
Free Throws 14-20 (70.0%) 13-20 (65.0%)
Total Rebounds 39 34
Offensive 8 12
Defensive 25 21
Team 6 1
Assists 15 6
Steals 3 4
Blocks 3 6
Turnovers 9 11
Fouls 18 19
Technicals 0 0
20 PTS, 7 REB
12 PTS, 4 REB, 1 AST
12T
away team logo 18 Michigan 5-0 353166
home team logo Providence 3-2 222547
Team Stats
away team logo 18 Michigan 5-0 69.6 PPG 37.9 RPG 13.8 APG
home team logo Providence 3-2 71.4 PPG 39 RPG 14.4 APG
Key Players
00
I. Brazdeikis F PPG RPG APG FG%
3
D. Duke G 7.1 PPG 2.6 RPG 2.1 APG 38.7 FG%
Top Scorers
I. Brazdeikis F 20 PTS 7 REB 0 AST
D. Duke G 12 PTS 4 REB 1 AST
44.2 FG% 28.1
33.3 3PT FG% 11.1
70.0 FT% 65.0
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
I. Brazdeikis 20 7 0 7/13 1/1 5/7 3 31 2 1 2 2 5
J. Teske 17 6 0 7/11 1/3 2/3 3 28 0 0 0 3 3
Z. Simpson 6 6 8 2/5 0/0 2/4 3 32 0 0 1 0 6
C. Matthews 5 4 0 2/7 0/3 1/2 3 23 0 1 0 2 2
J. Poole 4 2 3 1/5 0/3 2/2 3 27 1 0 3 1 1
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
I. Brazdeikis 20 7 0 7/13 1/1 5/7 3 31 2 1 2 2 5
J. Teske 17 6 0 7/11 1/3 2/3 3 28 0 0 0 3 3
Z. Simpson 6 6 8 2/5 0/0 2/4 3 32 0 0 1 0 6
C. Matthews 5 4 0 2/7 0/3 1/2 3 23 0 1 0 2 2
J. Poole 4 2 3 1/5 0/3 2/2 3 27 1 0 3 1 1
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
I. Livers 8 6 2 2/5 2/3 2/2 1 28 0 1 0 0 6
E. Brooks 6 0 2 2/4 2/3 0/0 1 18 0 0 1 0 0
L. Wilson 0 0 0 0/1 0/1 0/0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
C. Baird 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
C. Castleton 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
D. DeJulius 0 0 0 0/1 0/1 0/0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0
B. Johns Jr. 0 2 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 3 0 0 1 0 2
A. Nunez 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
A. Davis - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Faulds - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 66 33 15 23/52 6/18 14/20 18 200 3 3 9 8 25
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
D. Duke 12 4 1 5/8 0/0 2/2 4 24 0 0 2 2 2
A. Diallo 10 7 3 3/13 1/4 3/4 1 34 1 1 4 2 5
A. Reeves 5 4 0 2/5 0/2 1/2 1 19 0 0 2 2 2
J. Nichols Jr. 3 2 0 1/4 0/1 1/3 3 18 0 4 1 1 1
K. Young 0 2 1 0/2 0/0 0/0 1 12 1 0 0 1 1
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
D. Duke 12 4 1 5/8 0/0 2/2 4 24 0 0 2 2 2
A. Diallo 10 7 3 3/13 1/4 3/4 1 34 1 1 4 2 5
A. Reeves 5 4 0 2/5 0/2 1/2 1 19 0 0 2 2 2
J. Nichols Jr. 3 2 0 1/4 0/1 1/3 3 18 0 4 1 1 1
K. Young 0 2 1 0/2 0/0 0/0 1 12 1 0 0 1 1
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
N. Watson 10 4 0 2/7 0/0 6/7 2 17 0 0 0 3 1
M. White 5 2 0 2/3 1/2 0/0 2 23 0 0 0 0 2
E. Holt 2 0 0 1/3 0/2 0/0 2 9 0 0 1 0 0
I. Jackson 0 5 1 0/7 0/4 0/2 2 25 1 1 0 1 4
D. Edwards 0 0 0 0/3 0/2 0/0 0 4 1 0 0 0 0
M. Ashton-Langford 0 1 0 0/2 0/1 0/0 0 9 0 0 1 0 1
A. Fonts 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
K. Monroe 0 2 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 1 4 0 0 0 0 2
Total 47 33 6 16/57 2/18 13/20 19 200 4 6 11 12 21