Glenn Robinson III simply gives the Michigan Wolverines another weapon that makes them odds on favorites to take the Big Ten title this year.
Granted, the major tests will be coming up soon. But Sunday’s 95-67 rout over Iowa verified that Robinson, with his first career double-double, is going to contribute in a major way to a team that has its offense clocking on all cylinders.
“I think we’re just executing more. I’m finding easier touches near the basket. We’re sharing the ball more,” Robinson said. “I just took what the defense gave me. They sagged off and I shot a three. Trey (Burke) found me in transition. I slide back and try penetrating.”
“There is stuff that’s being run for him to get him in that’s silent stuff to get him into area,” said Michigan coach John Beilein. “He’s getting to that position. We’re running things for him to get into open space behind the scenes as you can see. What stands out about him is not his vertical jump but the quickness he gets to the rim.”
That’s the second straight 28-point win for the Wolverines who are one win away from tying their best start, 16-0, in program history.
“We had a great crowd, as they cheer louder we got more into the game,” Robinson said. “We had energy going into the second half. We seemed to keep running the floor.”
Michigan shot 58.1 percent from the floor, a stat that’s hard for anyone to beat in NCAA basketball.
Robinson and the Wolverines seem to be getting a knack of the sharing is caring attitude.
“It’s something we preach and recruit,” Beilein said. You have to find the guys that will buy into it. We’re telling everybody the more you give the more you’ll get.”