During the first 14 games of the season, the Utah Jazz offense was often politely described as sputtering and disjointed.
Quinn Cook had 24 points and nine assists to help No. 10 Duke beat No. 22 Michigan 79-69 on Tuesday night in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.
Playing without leading scorer Nik Stauskas, No. 22 Michigan found plenty of offensive firepower to rout Coppin State, 87-45, on Friday afternoon.
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
SI ranks the Spartans third in the country and the Wolverines seventh. The teams face off Jan. 25 and Feb. 23.
With the college basketball season just around the corner, the official preseason poll has Michigan State ranked at second in the nation, behind only Kentucky.
In the 2012-2013 season, McGary played 19.7 minutes per game and averaged 7.5 points and 6.31 rebounds.
So this is what success looks like.
Not only are the Wolverines young, they are also minus two NBA-caliber guards in Trey Burke and Tim Hardaway Jr., both of whom went in the first round of the June draft.
Beilein said he had to think about the possibility of retirement down the road during contract discussions, but his conclusion was that he wants to be at Michigan for at least the next five years and possibly longer.