Michigan 61

(3-2, 0-1 away)

E Washington 53

(1-5, 1-0 home)

    4:00 PM ET, November 23, 2007

    Sullivan Arena, Anchorage, Alaska

    1 2 T
    MICH 34 2761
    EWU 21 3253

    Top Performers

    Michigan: M. Harris 19 Pts, 5 Reb, 5 Ast

    Eastern Washington: K. Williams 13 Pts, 7 Reb

    Michigan 61, E. Washington 53

    Associated Press

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- Manny Harris scored 19 points and Ron Coleman added 14 as Michigan hung on to defeat Eastern Washington 61-53 on Friday in the consolation round of the Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout.

    The Wolverines (3-2) failed to score a field goal in the last four minutes but made nine free of their 10 free throw attempts in the final 1:43 to prevail.

    Eastern Washington (1-5) was plagued by shooting problems in the first half. The Eagles got good looks at the basket from the perimeter in the early going but couldn't knock down 3-pointers, hitting just 1-for-8 in the first nine minutes.

    Michigan's shooters, meanwhile, caught fire. Ekpe Udoh broke a 12-12 tie with a short jumper with 10:05 remaining, and Harris, Kelvin Grady, Jerret Smith and Coleman followed with 3-pointers. Udoh hit another jumper at the end of the 16-1 run and the Wolverines led 28-13.

    Eastern Washington closed to 34-21 at the half behind six points by Brandon Moore off the bench.

    Michigan's Zack Gibson pushed the lead to 36-21 to open the second half but the Eagles finally found their shooting touch, hitting their first five 3-point attempts.

    A 16-7 run behind two 3-pointers each by Marcus Hinton and Milan Stanojevic closed the gap to 46-42 with 12:08 remaining.

    A 3-pointer by Trey Gross closed the gap to one, 54-53, with 1:30 remaining, but the Eagles could not score again.

    Smith hit a pair of free throws, Harris had four and Coleman one to close out the scoring.

    Kellen Williams led Eastern Washington with 13 points and seven rebounds.

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    Team Stat Comparison

    Points 61 53
    FG Made-Attempted 19-54 (.352) 19-60 (.317)
    3P Made-Attempted 10-27 (.370) 8-24 (.333)
    FT Made-Attempted 13-15 (.867) 7-9 (.778)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 10 (0/0) 13 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 13 0

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