ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 25 points, surpassing 1,000 for his career in No. 5 Michigan's 100-62 win over Slippery Rock on Friday night.
Trey Burke added 21 points for the Wolverines (1-0), and freshman Glenn Robinson III had 10 points and eight rebounds. Michigan led 44-30 at halftime and had little difficulty in its season opener against a Division II opponent.
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In an odd arrangement, the game counted toward Michigan's record but was considered an exhibition for Slippery Rock. Devin Taylor led the visitors with 14 points.
Hardaway made all five of his 3-point attempts, and the Wolverines went 12 of 19 from beyond the arc in their highest-scoring game since 2007.
Michigan and Slippery Rock have an unusual kinship stemming from the Wolverines' tradition of announcing Slippery Rock scores at football games for over a half-century. Slippery Rock even played a football game at Michigan Stadium in 1979 against Shippensburg.
But on Friday, the crowd treated the Rock like any other opposing team, and Michigan methodically pulled ahead by a comfortable margin in the first half. Hardaway, who shot 28 percent from 3-point range last season, made two attempts from long distance early on -- and the second gave Michigan a 20-15 lead.
The Wolverines will host IUPUI on Monday night in an NIT game, but this was a decent warmup. Robinson looked sharp in his debut, and fellow freshman Mitch McGary had nine points and nine rebounds.
Michigan entered with its highest preseason ranking since 1993 -- in large part because of Burke's decision to stay for his sophomore year instead of going to the NBA. The star point guard was impressive in the opener, shooting 9 of 17 and finishing with eight assists. Hardaway was 8 of 10 and had 10 rebounds.
Hardaway drew probably the biggest roar of the night from the home crowd when he came soaring down the lane for a one-handed dunk early in the second half. Moments later, he made another 3-pointer -- and drew a foul in the process. He missed the free throw for the four-point play, but Michigan led 51-34.
Hardaway's fourth 3-pointer, from near the top of the key, made it a 20-point game and gave him 1,000 points for his career. He became the 46th Wolverine to reach that mark.
It was the most points for Michigan since a 103-87 win over Oakland University on Dec. 12, 2007.