Michigan tipped off conference play on the road against the Northwestern Wildcats, which meant bad news for the Wildcats. In that game, Trey Burke and Tim Hardaway Jr. showed why they are best two player combo in the Big Ten, combining for 44 points in the game. Both players scored over 20 points. However, five Wolverines scored in double digits in the 94-66 point blowout.
Things weren’t much different against the Iowa Hawkeyes, where the Wolverines won by the score of 95-67. Once again, Burke and Hardaway Jr. came up big, with a combined 38 points in the game. Burke’s 12 assists was also a nice touch in the game. Freshman Glen Robinson led all scorers though, with 20 points in the contest.
Michigan will have one more relatively easy game against the Nebraska Cornhuskers before it takes on the No. 8 Ohio State Buckeyes. However, the way the Wolverines are playing right now, they will be very hard to beat, considering that they are undefeated at 15-0 and all.
The game against the Buckeyes will be on the road and then the following game will be against the No. 9 Minnesota Gophers, which will also be played on the road for Michigan.
The Wolverines have the 12th highest scoring offense in the nation, but you would expect that with the high-scoring back court duo of Burke and Hardaway Jr.
Whether the case, Michigan has opened up conference play by blowing out two good opponents. How long will the Wolverines’ undefeated streak last? We will just have to wait and see.