It was a game that saw Michigan play a bit sloppily, with the team committing 22 turnovers. Howard will likely emphasize ball security against the Tar Heels.
Zavier Simpson had a stand-out game for the Wolverines, with 10 points, 13 assists, and seven rebounds.
Sophomore guard David DeJulius had a career day against the Cyclones, scoring 14 points. Livers led the team in scoring with 17 points. Howard and his team will face a tough challenge on Thanksgiving, however, when they face the Tar Heels.
Like Michigan, the Tar Heels also were bitten by the turnover bug, committing 20 turnovers in the game before eventually pulling away.
Garrison Brooks led the Tar Heels in scoring against the Tide with 20 points, and he also had seven rebounds. Freshman forward Armando Bacot had another solid game, getting a double-double with 15 rebounds and 12 points, all of which he scored in the second half.
The Tar Heels turned in a well-balanced offensive performance against Alabama. Freshman guard Cole Anthony scored 13 points and had six assists, while Brandon Robinson chipped in 12 points. Anthony will be hard for Michigan to contain.
He is averaging He will face his toughest test of the young season when he goes up against the Wolverines. North Carolina head coach Roy Williams will likely use Anthony to set up high percentage shots in the paint, which could spell trouble for the Wolverines.
Recent history suggests this game could go either way.
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