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Archive - Nov 25, 2011

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Fri, 11/25/2011 - 8:44pm

November 25, 2011

Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving; let’s get caught up with what is happening in college basketball:

Duke beats Kansas For Maui Invitational Title
(Lehia Apana/Maui News)

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Player of the week

Tim Hardaway Jr, Michigan

Tim Hardaway Jr.Tim Hardaway Jr.The sophomore guard helped his NBA stock tremendously this week in front of a packed crowd at the Lahaina Civic Center that included NBA scouts, GMs, coaches and players who had the free time to take in one of the best Maui Invitationals ever. Hardaway led No. 15 Michigan to a 2-1 tournament, starting with his 21 points, five assists and seven rebounds Monday in a 73-61 win against No. 8 Memphis. He averaged 20 points in the three-game tournament as the Wolverines nearly came back from a 16-point deficit in an 82-75 loss against eventual champion and No. 6 Duke on Tuesday, then dismantled UCLA 79-63 Wednesday in the third-place game.

There’s been some questions raised about the versatility of Hardaway — nearly half of his field goals last season came from behind the 3-point line — but he’s nearly put that to rest in the Wolverines’ first five games. Just nine of his 36 field goals this season are threes, and he’s shooting 61.3 percent from inside the arc. His new-found explosiveness was on display in the second half of the UCLA game, when he came off a screen at the top of the key, caught a pass, then needed just one dribble to get the rim for a jam that put Michigan ahead by double digits.

This son of a gun has a very big future

Source: 
Australian Herland Sun
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