Michigan 97, Central Arkansas 53

Michigan 97, Central Arkansas 53

Submitted by Ace on December 13th, 2016 at 11:03 PM


The record-setter. [Marc-Gregor Campredon/MGoBlog]

Ibi Watson's first career three-pointer was the program record-breaking 18th with just under four minutes left to play. On the ensuing possession, Sean Lonergan's miss gave Michigan their program record-breaking 44th three-point attempt. One trip later, Brent Hibbits made a three for his first career points.

Here is a box score.

Central Arkansas isn't quite as good as UCLA, in my opinion.

Basketbullets: Central Arkansas, M's Point Guard Problem, Isaiah Livers

Basketbullets: Central Arkansas, M's Point Guard Problem, Isaiah Livers

Submitted by Ace on December 13th, 2016 at 3:27 PM

Mini-Preview: Central Arkansas

THE ESSENTIALS

WHAT #32 Michigan (7-3) vs
#324 Central Arkansas (1-8)
WHERE Crisler Center
Ann Arbor, Michigan
WHEN 9 pm ET, Tuesday
LINE Michigan -23 (KenPom)
TV BTN
PBP: Kevin Kugler
Analyst: Jon Crispin

Right: "Hatfield said that reaction was varied. Some said it looked like the college's librarian. Some said it was too fat, too squatty, just plain ugly. Some faculty said the art department was forcing its ideas on the rest of the campus without first checking. Others thought it okay, especially since the bear was holding a book. Hatfield said President Nolen M. Irby 'took it well,' and apparently enough others did as well because the statue stayed. It remained in front of Main for many years, eventually moving to one or two other campus sites before winding up in the football stadium."

THE THEM

I won't waste much of your time previewing Central Arkansas, one of the 30 worst D-I programs in the country this year. Their lone win of the season came against #240 Army; their most impressive performance was either losing by only 12 at #48 Oklahoma State or taking #142 Little Rock to overtime at home. Three starters have ORatings below 100; two rotation backups have ORatings below 70. There are some stats below; they are ugly.

THE TEMPO-FREE

Really ugly.

THE SECTION WHERE I PREDICT THE SAME THING KENPOM DOES

Michigan by 23.

A single-digit win would be a fiasco.

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