Playing without leading scorer Nik Stauskas, No. 22 Michigan found plenty of offensive firepower to rout Coppin State, 87-45, on Friday afternoon.
The 22nd-ranked Wolverines are uncertain of the availability of starters Nik Stauskas and Glenn Robinson III for Friday against visiting Coppin State.
“It’s such a great rivalry,” Hoke said. “I believe it to be the best rivalry in college sports.”
Ohio State and Michigan clash for the 110th time on Saturday, at Michigan Stadium.
Michigan’s Mitch McGary tied the game at 61 on a layup with 9 seconds left, but Charlotte quickly pushed the ball up the floor
The Hawkeyes held the Wolverines (7-4, 3-4) to just 45 yards in the second half and jumped ahead on a 34-yard field goal by Mike Meyer with 6:02 left.
The season might be winding down but for some, it’s just getting started.
The Wolverines rank next to last in the Big Ten in rushing offense and just seventh in scoring defense.
Nik Stauskas scored 26 points, including seven in overtime, as No. 14 Michigan erased a 16-point second-half deficit to beat Florida State 82-80 Friday in the Puerto Rico Tip-Off.
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