ANN-ARBOR – Jordan Poole turned pale, stepped back and launched 3 with a leg, herding M block in the center of Chrisler's court. He entered. Why not? It was the last basket in Michigan’s victory in 84–67 over No. 11 in North Carolina on Wednesday.
Wolverines improved to 7-0. They are ahead of opponents by an average of 21.7 points per game.
Freshman Ignas Brazdekis led Michigan with 24 points, and Matthews turned out to be 21. Poole made five 3 and scored 18.
Michigan pushed its lead to 10 at the beginning of the second half and never looked back, which is in the 22nd half of the second half. North Carolina, which cut margins to 11, made the ravaged crowd nervous for a moment, but Wolverines continued their best start from the 2012–13 season, when they started 16–0.
This was North Carolina’s first visit to Ann Arbor, and it became part of the ACC / Big Ten Challenge. Michigan lost to Chapel Hill last season, 86-71.
Michigan turned the script, making 11 3-'s and disappointing a powerful crime.
Tap-heels (5-2) entered the game, averaging 96.6 points per game, second in the country. Michigan allowed exactly half of this, 48.3 points per game, the best in the country.
North Carolina made nine of the first 13 shots to take the lead 21-11. Coming out of the timeout at the age of 12, Brazdakeys returned to the game with Michigan until 21-13 and launched 8-0 victories, crowned by the transition of Eli Brooks 3 in the transition, which gave U-M his first leadership.
Brooks followed him when the left scoop shot from the glass, and Brazadekis turned the creative idle. Matthews entered the open court and fell silent on Michigan's 28-23 with 5:40 left, as Krisler Crowd roared.
The roof almost fell off, as Michigan closed half with consecutive 3 from Matthews and Jordan Poole, the latter after a 7-foot-1 John Tesca (with a 34-year career) provided a free ball, diving to the floor. Michigan led 39-35.
North Carolina missed 11 of their final 16 shots in half. Michigan went 4-for-10 from the foul line in the first half, twice missing the front of the same.
The Michigan impulse is carried over to the second half. Farewell to Simpson on Thesk’s skulk gave Wolverine 49–39 an advantage, forcing North Carolina coach Roy Williams to take a time out in less than three minutes to half. The other Teske tank pushed the margin to 12 before 3 of the Leaky Black finished the run.
Chrysler received so loudly after Matthews ’s reclining had fallen silent that the players did not hear that the whistle signaling Matthews was also flawed. The free throw made 56-42 from 14:19 on the left. Isaiah Livers, Teske, and Matthews registered blocks in one possession, and Matthews allowed Tar to hear about it.
Pula angle 3 pushed the lead to 20, 63-43, from 12:00 left. Two minutes later, his three bubbled around the rim before falling. Michigan led by 22. It was a reserve before 3 Cameron Johnson from 7:05 left lit 11-0 in North Carolina. In the blink of an eye, the deficit was halved. Matthews & # 39; 3 with 4:38 left finished the dash and set the Crisler true.