The (#20) University of Michigan men’s basketball team played two games last week, and they won both of them, to improve their record to 9-2 on the season, including 4 wins in a row. On Tuesday (12/13/2011) they beat Arkansas-Pine Bluff (UAPB), 63-50, then on Saturday (12/17/2011) they beat Alabama A&M (AAMU), 87-57. Both games were in Crisler Arena, and both teams are members of the mighty Southwest Athletic Conference (SWAC).
Even though the score of the UAPB game looks pretty close, it was really a 25-point win that turned into a 13-point win in the last 90 seconds. The point is that both games were blowouts against a couple “cupcakes”. Michigan has had a problem with 2nd half letdowns when they have a big lead at halftime against inferior competition, so it was great to see them keep the throttle down for the whole 40 minutes vs. AAMU. UM’s lead continued to grow for the whole game, and even the benchwarmers played well enough to keep the lead around 30 points.