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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.