Michigan Basketball Breaks 3-Point Record Against Central Arkansas

BY Fansided and Chris Peterson/FanSided via GBMWolverine • December 13, 2016

Michigan basketball continued its hot shooting from 3-point range, setting a school record for makes in a win over Central Arkansas.

The Michigan basketball team didn’t just beat lowly Central Arkansas Tuesday in Crisler Arena, the Wolverines demolished them, 97-53. And in the process, they made history.

After scoring 50 first-half points against UCLA last Saturday, Michigan basketball put on another show, this time setting a school record with 19 made 3-pointers.

Michigan attempted 42 shots from beyond the arc in the game and when it was all said and done, they hit on 42 percent of them. Nine Wolverines made shots from downtown, including four each by Zak Irvin, Duncan Robinson and Muhammad-Ali Abdur Rahkman.

Moritz Wagner added two treys, while D.J.Wilson, Ibi Watson, Derrick Walton, Xavier Simpson and Brent Hibbitts each had one.

Beyond Michigan’s pursuit of history, the game was fairly boring. The Wolverines dominated a team ranked in the 300’s. They could have scored 100 points. They had six turnovers and nine fouls.

Michigan started slow from the field, in fact 1-of-7 from three. After that UM controlled the game, both inside and out, shooting at a 52 percent clip.

Wagner continued his ascension, scoring 18 points and grabbing seven boards. He was 8-of-9 from the field. Irvin scored 16 and MAAR finished with 14. Wilson had an 11-point night that included two blocks and two steals, while Robinson scored 12, all on treys.

It was a good night all around for Michigan basketball. The Wolverines took care of business and continued their offensive tear.

Soon, the games will matter much more and will certainly be more exciting. Big Ten play starts Jan 1 (Iowa).

Until then, let’s hope Michigan basketball keeps shooting like it did against Central Arkansas.

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