UMass-Lowell River Hawks 23 19 42
Michigan 23 46 69
Date of game: 11/8/2013

Recap: Michigan vs. UMass Lowell

Ann Arbor, MI (SportsNetwork.com) - The defending national runner-up Michigan Wolverines struggled early, but came alive in the second half and routed the UMass Lowell River Hawks, 69-42, in the season opener for both teams.

After allowing the newest member of the America East to hang around for the first half to the tune of a 23-23 tie, the seventh-ranked Wolverines (1-0) used a 21-0 run to pull away early in the second.

Caris LeVert paced the Wolverines with 17 points off the bench while Glenn Robinson III contributed 15 points, seven rebounds and four assists. Freshman Zak Irvin netted 10 points for Michigan, which was without star big man Mitch McGary, who is dealing with a back problem.

Prior to the game, Michigan raised its 2013 Final Four banner to the rafters of the Crisler Center. The Wolverines, led by Naismith winner and consensus All-American Trey Burke, made a miraculous run to the title game before losing to Louisville.

"To be a part of something special like, a special team," said Robinson III. "To have that banner staying up there forever is just crazy for me even to think about."

Akeem Williams had 16 points to lead UMass Lowell (0-1), which made the jump from the Northeast-10 conference at the Division-II level and joined the D-1 ranks, taking Patriot League-bound Boston University's spot in the America East.

"I thought it was a great experience for our team and the program," said UML head coach Pat Duquette. "The kids were real excited to play. And they did a great job of staying competitive in the first half."

Michigan went up 8-0 after a deep Nik Stauskas triple before the first media timeout, but it allowed the River Hawks to hang around.

Chad Holley tied the score at 13-13 with 6:43 left in the half on a 3-pointer from Williams, and the teams traded baskets until Tyler Livingston's tip-in knotted it at 23 apiece at halftime.

"They shortened that first half and didn't give us any transition buckets," said Michigan head coach John Beilein. "They made us make shots and we didn't."

UML took its only lead early in the second half on a Williams layup, but Michigan controlled the game from that point on.

Jon Horford made a pair of jumpers on consecutive series before freshman Derrick Walton Jr, Burke's replacement in the backcourt, drew a foul shooting a 3 and made all three from the foul line for his first collegiate points.

Spike Albrecht, who netted 17 points off the bench in last year's championship game, capped the 21-0 surge with a jumper at the 9:13 mark.

Game Notes

Horford pulled down a game and career-high 12 rebounds ... The Wolverines are back at it Tuesday when they host South Carolina State ... Williams was a three-time Northeast-10 Conference scoring champ ... UMass Lowell shot just 28.6 percent from the field.

Texas QB Ash out against BYU

Texas starting quarterback David Ash will not play in Saturday's game against BYU after sustaining a concussion in last weekend's season opener.

NASCAR News
Kyle Busch Motorsports drivers hit Canada

The series will run its 14th race of the season on Sunday at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. This will be the second time the series competes in Canada. One year ago, Chase Elliott won the inaugural truck race at this 2.459-mile, 10-turn road course. Wallace finished fourth.

Royals activate Hosmer

The Kansas City Royals will get their first baseman back for the season's stretch run, as the club reinstated Eric Hosmer from the 15-day disabled list as rosters expanded on Monday.

USA tested by Turkey in World Cup prelim

Kenneth Faried scored 22 points on 11- of-14 shooting and the United States pulled away down the stretch for a 98-77 win over Turkey on Day 2 of the 2014 FIBA World Cup.

Latest Sports Photos
Latest Sports Photos
0 Votes
a skydiver was injured when attempting to land in a pre game show at the Lookouts opening game on 4/3/2014

0 Votes
SEC Champions Alabama created by artist Ben Teeter S/N C.O.A. available for the dedicated Alabama fan!

1 Vote
first catch of the season looks like a good year

0 Votes
Gina McLeroy Spring City, TN

0 Votes
Our Son Brandon McLeroy MTSU Football 2011 Gina McLeroy Spring City TN

1 Vote
this is James Howard telling Gracie what to do.

0 Votes
Riverbend fun!

0 Votes
I nees a four letter word for the outside layer of a tree.

0 Votes
Cameron is a rising athlete. He has a God given talent for the game of football. This picture is of him stopping the ball carrier in our game in the ...

1 Vote
Our Lookout Valley 9/10 year old team went to a tournament in Knoxville called The Battle of the Rocky Top. They went throught the tournament undefeated and won the championship ...
Featured Partners
www.eastridgeretirementcenter.com
The newly modeled East Ridge Residence is a must see with its spacious comfortable apartments. Plus, 3 delicious meals daily, geriatric physician, home healthcare services and fun festive activities. Schedule your visit today!
www.ameripriseadvisors.com/james.m.scotchie
Together we can make a confident retirement possible. Simply click to get started with your private wealth advisor. Talk to Jimmy Scotchie, Certified Financial Planner.
www.comcast.com/cable-internet-packages.html
Get started at $79.99 a month for 12 months. Plus, get a $75 VISA® Prepaid card.
 
Supermarket Guru
From The Archives
Scenic City Roots
Through Irish Eyes
Brand News
Prime Mashup
What's Trending
Megan Wise Goes Outside
Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
 
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.