Michigan's Italian tour and four-game exhibition swing gave a young team a chance to grow up quickly, head coach John Beilein said after a 96-76 win over Mantova Friday, and the Wolverines took full advantage. They scored 93 points or more in all four games, shot 39 percent or better from three-point range in every game but one and saw plenty to like from the freshmen. [details]
by Michael Spath Michigan concluded its four-game exhibition tour in Italy today with its closest game yet, beating the Mantova Stings 96-76 after averaging a 43.3-margin of victory in its first three contests.
by Chris Balas Fourteen Big Ten schools makes for some tricky scheduling when it comes to conference play. Each league team will play only five schools twice in their 18-game slate, and Thursday the league office finalized its slate.