ANN ARBOR (WWJ) – The Michigan Wolverines beat the Wayne State Warriors  47-39 during exhibition play on Friday night at Crisler Arena.

As heard on WWJ Newsradio 950 — the Wolverines took their first exhibition game against the Warriors a week before their season opener on Nov. 11 against Ferris State.

Speaking postgame on WWJ head coach John Beilein says the win was not a pretty one.

“Wasn’t a great looking game out there,” said Beilein. “We gutted it through and got the win, now we’ll learn.”

Beilein says the 14 turnovers during the game is something they’ve got address moving forward to the start of the season.

Tim Hardaway Jr. added 20 point and Zack Bovak dropped in 14 to pull the Wolverines to victory.

The Warriors’ Ike Udanoh scored 13 points for the Division II Wayne State.

Former UM player David Merritt talked about the shooting of both teams:

“Offensively, I think they (WSU) did a good job running the offense … maybe too unselfish. Michigan may have gotten more of the shots they wanted,” said Merritt.

Merritt says he likes the play of freshman Trey Burke: “He’s the real deal.”

“Even through he’s young he knows how to play basketball … to have someone that young … have that I.Q. is only going to make Michigan better,” said Burke.

Michigan will take on Ferris State Friday, Nov. 11 at Crisler Arena.

Tune in to WWJ Newsradio 950 to hear all the action in the season opener for the Wolverines.


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