Michigan takes control late in first half, beats IUPUI 77-65

Michigan guard Xavier Simpson (3) drives against IUPUI guard T.J. Henderson (1) in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game at Crisler Center in Ann Arbor, Mich., Sunday, Nov. 13, 2016. (AP Photo/Tony Ding)
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ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) Zak Irvin scored 15 points, Derrick Walton added 13 and Michigan closed the first half strong en route to a 77-65 victory over IUPUI on Sunday.

The Wolverines (2-0) scored the final 13 points of the first half to take a 43-32 lead, and they held on to win comfortably despite 22 points from IUPUI's Darell Combs. Moe Wagner scored 13 points for Michigan and Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman contributed 12.

Matt O'Leary scored 13 points for the Jaguars (0-2), and Kellon Thomas added 10.

Michigan trailed 32-30 before Abdur-Rahkman made a 3-pointer with 3:47 left in the first half. Baskets by Ibi Watson and Mark Donnal pushed the lead to five, and then Donnal added two free throws. Abdur-Rahkman and Irvin added baskets in the final minute to make it an 11-point game.

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