ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Tim Hardaway Jr. had 17 points and six rebounds, and No. 5 Michigan advanced to the semifinals of the NIT Season Tip-Off with a 77-47 victory over Cleveland State on Tuesday night.
It was the third straight victory by at least 30 points for the Wolverines (3-0), who shot 51 percent from the field against a Cleveland State (2-1) team that was coming off an overtime win the day before.
Nik Stauskas scored 15 points, and Trey Burke added 12 points and seven assists. Michigan went on a 29-5 run to finish the first half. It was 42-14 at halftime.
Anton Grady led the Vikings with 15 points.
The Wolverines shot 25 of 40 from 3-point range in their first two games but went only 9 of 24 on Tuesday.
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