Freshmen Help Pace Michigan to Victory Over Tarleton State

Orignally published on 2021-11-25 02:49:28 by

» Caleb Houstan recorded his first double-double, going for 14 points and a career-high 10 rebounds.

» Moussa Diabate scored 14 points and grabbed seven rebounds.

» Frankie Collins had six points and four assists off the bench.

Site: Ann Arbor, Mich. (Crisler Center)
Score: #20 Michigan 65, Tarleton State 54
Records: U-M (4-2), TSU (1-5)
Next U-M Event: Wednesday, Dec. 1 — at North Carolina (Chapel Hill, N.C.), 9:15 p.m. (TV: ESPN)

• Watch: Juwan Howard Postgame Press Conference

ANN ARBOR, Mich.Caleb Houstan went for a double-double as part of a trio of freshmen that helped the No. 20-ranked University of Michigan men’s basketball team earn a 65-54 win over Tarleton State on Wednesday (Nov. 24) at Crisler Center.

Houstan tallied 14 points and a career-best 10 rebounds for his first career double-double. Graduate student Eli Brooks led the Wolverines (4-2) with 15 points, including three three-pointers, for his sixth straight game with double-digit points.

Freshman Moussa Diabate added 14 points, while classmate Frankie Collins added six points, and the duo combined for 20 of U-M’s 22 bench points. Collins added four assists, and Diabate had seven rebounds.

Sophomore Hunter Dickinson ended the evening with nine points, 10 rebounds, four blocks and three assists.

The Wolverines had to work through a slow start offensively, but were able to put together a 7-0 run over a three-minute span to take a 16-10 lead with just under 10 minutes to play in the first half.

Michigan continued to find its rhythm as the half progressed, making six straight shots as part of a 10-0 run, including back-to-back three-pointers from Collins and Brooks to take a 29-20 advantage with 3:30 left in the opening half.

Brooks led U-M with eight points, while Collins had six points and four assists, and Diabate added six points over the first 20 minutes. Michigan shot 75 percent (12-for-16) and made four three pointers.

The Wolverines opened the second half on an early 9-0 run to go up 40-24 early. Houstan made a pair of free throws to move the U-M lead to double digits and a putback from Diabate with 13:20 remaining pushed the Maize and Blue lead to 47-34.

Michigan closed out the contest on a 10-2 run with four points from Diabate to earn the win.

U-M will travel to Chapel Hill, N.C., to take on North Carolina in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge on Wednesday (Dec. 1) at 9:20 p.m. The game will be broadcast live on ESPN.

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