Dickinson double-double paces Michigan’s 87-50 romp

Michigan head coach Juwan Howard talks with center Hunter Dickinson during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Buffalo, Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021, in Ann Arbor, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio) (Carlos Osorio, Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Hunter Dickinson scored 22 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for his fourth straight and 10th career double-double, pacing Michigan’s 87-50 romp past Southern Utah on Saturday night.

Dickinson was 11-of-15 shooting and had two blocked shots in 27 minutes for Michigan (7-4), which rebounded from a 10-point loss to Minnesota a week earlier. Devante' Jones added 13 points with three 3-pointers and six assists for the Wolverines in 22 minutes. Kobe Bufkin added 11 points off the bench.

Michigan went to its bench early after two first-half runs of 14-0 gave the Wolverines a 29-point lead with 2:12 to go before halftime. Michigan had 33 points off the bench as 12 of 13 players scored.

Dre Marin led the Thunderbirds (7-4) with 12 points, the lone player in double figures. Southern Utah took Cal to double-overtime before falling and then had won its next six before Saturday.

The Wolverines shot 56%, making 36 of 64, including 7 of 18 from distance. The Wolverines' made field goals were nearly double Southern Utah's 19 of 58. Michigan had five blocked shots to none and outscored the Thunderbirds 48-18 in the paint.

Michigan was SUU's first Big Ten opponent since beating Nebraska in overtime in November 2019.

Michigan led 49-20 at the half, shooting 64% (21-33) compared to SUU's 9-29.

Michigan hosts Purdue-Fort Wayne on Tuesday. SUU plays host to Dixie State on Wednesday.


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