Michigan 56

(13-18, 4-12 Big Ten)

Northwestern 58

(15-15, 6-10 Big Ten)

    12:00 PM ET, March 10, 2005

    United Center, Chicago, Illinois

    1 2 T
    MICH 26 3056
    NW 20 3858

    Top Performers

    Michigan: C. Sims 25 Pts, 6 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl, 4 Blk

    Northwestern: M. Hachad 17 Pts, 7 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

    Northwestern 77, Michigan 69

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) -- Daniel Horton had 23 points and five assists as Michigan survived a late scare to beat Grand Valley State 77-69 in an exhibition game Saturday.

    The Wolverines built a 24-point lead over the Lakers in the second half, but the blowout turned into a nail-biter for Michigan coach Tommy Amaker.

    "They made the game interesting and put some fear into us down the stretch," said Amaker, whose team played its first game since finishing 13-18 last season.

    Grand Valley State, a Division II school, went on a 16-0 run late in the second half to cut Michigan's lead to 68-60. That forced Amaker to reinsert his starters, who went on a 7-2 run to put the game out of reach.

    Sophomore Jason Jammerson led Grand Valley State with 31 points, including six 3-pointers. He hit two 3-pointers and had a layup during Grand Valley State's run.

    Michigan turned the ball over 25 times, including 20 from the starting five. That group included Horton and Lester Abram, two juniors who returned after missing much of last season.

    Abram, who missed 28 games after surgery on his left shoulder, contributed 10 points. Horton missed six games with a knee injury, then was suspended for the final 12 games of the season after being charged with domestic violence.

    Junior Chris Hunter added 15 points for Michigan, which finishes its exhibition schedule Friday against Northern Michigan.

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    Team Stat Comparison

    Points 56 58
    FG Made-Attempted 19-47 (.404) 22-52 (.423)
    3P Made-Attempted 3-16 (.188) 4-19 (.211)
    FT Made-Attempted 15-20 (.750) 10-19 (.526)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 19 (0/0) 22 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 8 10

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