NCAAB Game Recap - Michigan at Iowa State
Wed Nov 27, 2019 12:00 PM EST

MSU
75
UCLA
62
F
Dayt
84
Kansas
90
F(OT)
UNC
76
Alab
67
F
Maine
26
UVA
46
F
Gonz
94
SoMis
69
F
Seton
69
Oreg
71
F
NE
79
Web
69
F
LoyIL
68
OlDom
61
F
Bry
54
WCU
78
F
Mich
83
IaSt
76
F
TN-M
76
Boston
73
F
ColSt
79
WaSt
69
F
Drake
63
Murr
53
F
SCSt
47
Tuls
78
F
Charl
78
GASt
81
F(OT)
StLou
64
BC
54
F
MsVl
50
N AL
73
F
TexAr
57
Furm
58
F
GWebb
67
N CO
62
F
Manh
64
URI
73
F
MiaO
66
WriSt
71
F
SoFL
67
Nebras
74
F
Miss
74
PSU
72
F
Denv
64
SCla
81
F
SCar
72
NrthIA
78
F
KansSt
60
Brad
73
F
(N/A)
44
Vermt
93
F
Hartfo
58
SMU
90
F
Niag
54
IPFW
77
F
(N/A)
67
YSU
93
F
(N/A)
62
RobM
102
F
Norf
71
Monm
75
F
Stony
61
Del
75
F
SthAL
76
LaSal
81
F(OT)
NMSt
64
GMas
68
F
SEMO
57
CS-Ful
64
F
Alc
50
ArkLR
67
F
OkSt
86
Syr
72
F
(N/A)
71
Valpa
98
F
Samf
77
SDSt
86
F
Pitt
72
NW
59
F
WichSt
63
WVU
75
F
UGA
80
Chami
77
F
ECen
71
UTEP
91
F
(N/A)
43
IdaSt
102
F
SDak
84
CBap
83
F
PorSt
70
UCSB
81
F
Hof
69
USD
79
F
SJSU
48
OrSt
83
F
VaTec
77
BYU
90
F

Nov 27, 2019, 12:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Michigan (5-0)

41

42

83

Iowa State (3-2)

37

39

76

Michigan beats Iowa State 83-76 in Battle 4 Atlantis
Wed Nov 27, 2019 3:38 PM

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) Michigan coach Juwan Howard is preaching a bit of baseball mentality to his new team: just hit singles instead of going for so many home-run plays.

If the Wolverines follow that advice, they'll clean up the turnover problems that plagued them to start the Battle 4 Atlantis.

Isaiah Livers had 17 points and Michigan shot 58% for the game to overcome a turnover-heavy performance and beat Iowa State 83-76 in Wednesday's opening game for the eight-team tournament.

The Wolverines (5-0) committed 22 turnovers, including several coming down the stretch as the Cyclones (3-2) tried to claw their way back from a 15-point deficit in the final 8 minutes. Those turnovers led to 29 points for the Cyclones, who pulled within 80-74 in the final minute but got no closer.

"It wasn't in our gameplan to have that many turnovers," Livers quipped, drawing a smile and chuckle from Howard a few seats away.

Many of the offensive numbers were good. Beyond the shooting percentage, Michigan made 10 of 21 3-pointers, got a career-high scoring output from David DeJulius (14 points) and saw point guard Zavier Simpson have 10 points to go with a tournament-record 13 assists.

But Simpson also finished with eight turnovers, highlighting the issues that kept it from being a completely clean performance.

"They're trying to make the right play to put us in the best position to win," Howard said. "Yeah, there are times where we sort of force it. But I talked about it with the team at halftime: `You can't make those home-run plays. Sometimes the home-run plays get you in trouble. Just keep it simple, hit some singles."'

Iowa State's Tyrese Haliburton entered the game as the nation's assists leader, but this time the pass-first point guard carried the offense for the Cyclones with a career-high 25 points to go with nine rebounds and five assists.

"We lost," Haliburton said when asked about his performance. "That's all you need to know about my game."

BIG PICTURE

Iowa State: The Cyclones are off to a bad start from 3-point range this season. They had made just 28 of 103 (27.2%) through their first four games. Iowa State missed eight of its first 10 tries from behind the arc in this one, and those were magnified as Michigan's offense hummed right along. They made just 5 of 21 for the game.

"I bet out of the 16 misses, probably a third of them were bad (shots)," Iowa State coach Steve Prohm said. "But our thing is we need to make ... a third more of the good ones. And if we do that, now we've got 82 or 85 and we're in position to win the game."

Michigan: The Wolverines are a month into a season of change. But with guys like Livers and Simpson back, there's plenty of experience to work with at the helm of a deep rotation that had 10 players score and five hit double-figures - even as senior center Jon Teske saw limited work due to foul trouble.

WELCOME BACK

Michigan freshman Franz Wagner started in his season debut and finished with six points. He had been sidelined due to a fractured right wrist suffered in practice Oct. 20.

HOLDING LEADS

This wasn't the first time Michigan has had trouble closing out a game with a big lead. the Wolverines let a 30-point margin slip all the way to five in the final minute against Appalachian State in the season opener.

MOP-UP DUTY

Give credit to Howard for being willing to pitch in and help the court cleanup efforts.

During a stoppage with 11:06 left after multiple players had slipped and hit the floor, there was the sight of Howard - in slacks and a tucked-in golf shirt - on his hands and knees wiping the court with a towel.

"As you can tell," Howard said, "I don't mind getting my knees dirty."

UP NEXT

Iowa State: The Cyclones moved to the losers' bracket to face the Alabama-North Carolina loser on Thursday.

Michigan: The Wolverines advanced to the winners' bracket to face the Alabama-North Carolina winner on Thursday.

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Leaders

Michigan PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
I. Livers 17 0 1 4 1 0
D. DeJulius 14 0 0 3 0 0
Iowa State PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
Z. Griffin 0 0 0 0 0 0
T. Jackson 0 0 1 0 1 0

Team Comparison

Mich IaSt
Points For 83 76
Field Goals 30/52-58% 30/69-43%
Three Pointers 10/21-48% 5/21-24%
Free Throws 13/18-72% 11/17-65%
Offensive Rebounds 5 7
Defensive Rebounds 34 21
Rebounds 43 30
Blocks 3 4
Steals 5 15
Turnovers 22 9
Personal Fouls 19 16
Technical Fouls 0 1
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - Mich Leads Series 1-0

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Wed Nov 27 Mich 83 @ IaSt 76 B. Johns Jr. 2 C. Grill 2

Game Information

Stadium: Imperial Arena at Atlantis Resort, Nassau, Bahamas
Attendance: 1,531
Game Time: