The Michigan Wolverines (5-1) will try to slow down one of the country’s top shooting teams when they play host to the No. 3 Virginia Cavaliers (5-0) on Tuesday. Virginia dominated the Maryland Eastern Shore Hawks 72-45 at John Paul Jones Arena on Friday, their fifth straight win.
Jayden Gardner was a top performer with 26 points. Michigan won their fourth home game in a row on Wednesday at Crisler Center, beating the Jackson State Tigers 78-68. Jett Howard had 19 points and three blocks, leading the team.
Armaan Franklin is averaging 13.8 points per game to lead the Cavaliers in scoring early this season. Meanwhile, Ben Vander Plas is grabbing 5.2 rebounds per game, and Reece Beekman is dishing 5.2 assists.
Hunter Dickinson has been the primary provider of the Wolverines’ offense, averaging 18.5 points per game. Dickinson also has pulled down 9.5 rebounds per game. Kobe Bufkin has recorded 3.0 assists per game. Shooting 49.8% from the field, the Cavaliers are one of the most accurate field goal shooting teams in the nation (30th).
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