NCAAB Game Recap - UMass Lowell at Michigan
Sun Dec 29, 2019 2:00 PM EST

WVU
67
OhSt
59
F
Kansas
72
Stan
56
F
AlSt
59
Oreg
98
F
Lipsco
59
Aub
86
F
UMassL
60
Mich
86
F
Bry
70
MD
84
F
W MI
62
MSU
95
F
Navy
56
UVA
65
F
Corn
59
PSU
90
F
CSBak
58
TxTch
73
F
KennSt
51
Iowa
93
F
Norf
65
Stony
81
F
AlaAM
56
ND
82
F
NJIT
47
UConn
69
F
(N/A)
55
CenCT
89
F
Lib
57
LSU
74
F
CmbTN
42
Chat
72
F
Iona
54
Colora
99
F
(N/A)
48
ETSU
117
F
KTChr
56
Presb
81
F
TXAMC
52
Nebras
73
F
NCAT
64
Ill
95
F
(N/A)
45
Bingha
98
F
VMI
82
USC-Up
91
F
Lafy
67
SacHr
66
F
HolyC
62
Sien
74
F
Campbl
63
Ohio
55
F
SeLA
31
OkSt
82
F
(N/A)
72
TN-M
92
F
(N/A)
48
SIU-E
96
F
AbCh
66
WichSt
84
F
SamH
75
Rice
61
F
Duques
61
Marsh
83
F
(N/A)
45
Radf
90
F
UCDav
69
NM
74
F
Hartfo
67
NW
66
F
TNTec
63
Miss
80
F
Leh
62
Princ
71
F
App
60
NCSU
72
F
URI
89
MidTN
62
F
Alc
57
SCla
92
F
(N/A)
67
USD
93
F
ChBap
61
NWSt
101
F
LoyMD
51
VACom
85
F
FlAtl
58
SoFL
60
F
(N/A)
59
SEMO
74
F
NDSt
66
Denv
55
F
SDSt
78
NebOm
81
F
SDak
75
W IL
82
F
N DA
66
OrSt
83
F
Harv
71
Cal
63
F
NNMU
30
NMSt
104
F
UCSB
85
ULLa
77
F
Tuls
67
KansSt
69
F
Boston
69
(N/A)
67
F
MD-ES
37
VaTec
92
F
Ark
71
Ind
64
F
Rich
78
Alab
90
F
BethC
67
StLou
77
F
ArkPB
50
WaSt
65
F
Maine
51
HI
91
F
FlGlf
58
USC
71
F

Dec 29, 2019, 2:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

UMass Lowell (6-9)

25

35

60

(11) Michigan (10-3)

42

44

86

Without Livers, Michigan dominates UMass Lowell 86-60
Sun Dec 29, 2019 7:10 PM

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) With Isaiah Livers out because of an injury, Michigan coach Juwan Howard went big.

That was a problem for undermanned UMass Lowell.

Jon Teske had 25 points and eight rebounds, and the 7-foot-1 senior center and his towering teammates created headaches as No. 11 Michigan overpowered the River Hawks 86-60 Sunday to close the nonconference schedule.

“I wanted to take advantage of our size advantage as well as Jon’s skill level,” said Howard, Michigan's first-year coach. “It’s no secret this year I’ve been wanting to establish him in the post to establish our inside-outside game, and today was a good day to continue with that game plan.”

Teske opened each half by scoring the first four points for Michigan, which earned a 41-25 rebounding edge.

The Wolverines (10-3) played their first game without Livers, who entered Sunday as the team’s leading scorer, after the junior forward injured his groin last week against Presbyterian. He's out indefinitely.

Sophomore Brandon Johns Jr., who is 6-8, got his first start, and Teske and Johns were also teamed at times with the 6-11 Colin Castleton and the 6-10 Austin Davis.

UMass Lowell does not have a player over 6-7.

“We are kind of a big team, so I think it disrupted them a little bit more than other teams would,” Johns said. “There more of a perimeter-based team, so we tried to emphasize closing out on the 3-point line and everything.”

UMass Lowell (6-9) made just four 3-pointers, one off the season low.

Eli Brooks had 15 points, and point guard Zavier Simpson added nine points and 10 assists for Michigan, which never trailed after opening the game with a 10-2 run.

"I knew we were overmatched,” UMass Lowell coach Pat Duquette said. “I didn’t come in here with high expectations, and I’m glad we’re not in the Big Ten.”

UMass Lowell had a chance to pull within 10 points late in the first half, but Obadiah Noel’s layup missed and Brooks nailed a 3-pointer to put Michigan up 42-25 at halftime.

The rout was on in the second half, with Michigan stretching the margin to 32 points.

Christian Lutete scored 21 points to lead UMass Lowell (6-9). Noel added 16 points, and Ron Mitchell scored 11 points.

BIG PICTURE

UMass Lowell: Duquette has a chance at his first winning season in his seven-year tenure with the River Hawks, which started as the program moved into Division I.

Michigan: This was the end of the nonconference schedule for Michigan, which seemed to play powerhouses or pushovers each outing. Getting 10 wins in 2019 was a plus for Howard.

WHERE IT ALL STARTED

The last time these teams met was UMass Lowell’s first game as a Division I program.

The Wolverines also won that one big, 69-42 in Ann Arbor on Nov. 8, 2013.

READY OR NOT

Howard downplayed his first foray into the Michigan and Michigan State rivalry, as the Wolverines will open 2020 with a Jan. 5 game at the No. 14 Spartans.

“I don’t even get in to that type of stuff,” Howard said. “Yes, we’re playing against Michigan State, and they’re a very well-coached team, very skilled, one of the best Big Ten teams in the conference, and last year I know we lost three times. I remember seeing that, and I know those guys in the locker room, it still stings them.”

INCOMPLETE

When asked to assess where his team is at after the nonconference schedule ended, Howard wouldn’t play teacher.

“I don’t give grades,” he said. “I”m not a professor or a teacher or anything like that. I like to of course just try to get better game by game.”

UP NEXT

UMass Lowell: It’s all America East the rest of the way for the River Hawks, who open conference play Jan. 4 at UMBC.

Michigan: The Wolverines are at No. 14 Michigan State on Jan. 5.

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Leaders

UMass Lowell PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
K. Thomas 0 0 0 1 1 0
L. Maziashvili 0 0 0 0 0 0
Michigan PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
R. Ozuna-Harrison 0 0 1 0 0 0
C. Baird 0 0 0 0 0 0

Team Comparison

UMassL Mich
Points For 60 86
Field Goals 25/60-42% 36/67-54%
Three Pointers 4/13-31% 8/21-38%
Free Throws 6/9-67% 6/7-86%
Offensive Rebounds 3 10
Defensive Rebounds 22 31
Rebounds 26 44
Blocks 4 2
Steals 8 4
Turnovers 13 14
Personal Fouls 10 12
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

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

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Sun Dec 29 UMassL 60 @ Mich 86 J. Owens 2 C. Bajema 2

Game Information

Stadium: Crisler Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Attendance: 12,707
Game Time: