ANN ARBOR – Jordan Poole shimmied, retreated, and launched 3 with his foot grazing unit "M" in the middle of the Crisler Center Court. It went away. Why not? On Wednesday, he was the last Michigan 84-67 winning basket that was transferred to No. 11, North Carolina.
Wolverines improved to 7-0. They beat the opponents by an average of 21.7 points per game.
The new Ignas Brazdeikis led Michigan with 24 points and Matthews scored 21th. The crowd made five three and won 18.
Michigan consolidated its lead up to 10th in the second half and never lifted back, following 22nd for the second half. North Carolina's management, which reduced the reserve to 11, made the struggling crowd short-term nervous, while Wolverines continued the best start since the 2012-13 season when they started 16-0.
It was North Carolina's first visit to Ann Arbor and was part of the ACC / Big Ten Challenge. Michigan lost to Chapel Hill, if last season, 86-71.
Michigan turned the script, making the 11 3s and overwhelming violent offense.
The Tar Heels (5-2) scored an average of 96.6 points for each game, second in the country. Michigan had allowed half of it, 48.3 points per game, which is the best in the nation.
Nine of North Carolina has 21 to 11 lead in its first 13 attacks. Brazdevik returned to Michigan at the age of 21 to 13, and he lent 8-0 ahead of the Eli Brooks 3 transfer that gave U-M his first lead.
Brooks followed the fact that the left blade was shot from the glass and Brazdeikis transformed his creative appearance. Matthews's open court steal and dunk made it 28-23 Michigan at 5:40 left, as sold out by the Crisler Crowd roared.
Feeling almost came out, with Michigan half shutting off in the next 3 minutes from Matthews and the Jordan Poula, and the second – after 7 feet. Jon Teske (34 minutes long career) safely slipped to the floor. Michigan led 39-35.
North Carolina has missed 11 of its last 16 shots. Michigan hit 4-on-10 from the unpleasant line in the first half, and one and one front end was missing twice.
The Michigan impulse came in the second half. The Simpson alley-oop ride on the Teske gave Wolverines 49-39 an advantage by forcing North Carolina coach Roy Williams to take a half-less than three minutes. Another Teske dunk squeezed the reserve to 12, before 3 of Leaky Black ended up running.
Crisler so very loud after Matthews put back dunk that players did not hear the whistle signal Matthews was also fertilized. In the free throw 56-42 left at 14:19. Isaiah's stones, Teske and Matthews have registered blocks in the same estate with Matthews, which will allow Tar Heels to hear about it.
Pula corner 3 dropped the lead to 20, 63-43, at 12:00 on the left. Two minutes later, before his fall, his bubble wrapped up. Michigan led the 22th. It was a backup before Cameron Johnson's 3 with 7:05 left caused the 11-0 North Carolina run. The blinking deficit of the eye was halved. Matthews 3 with 4:38 left a spray and put the loyal Crisler easy.