Michigan beats Northeastern 76-56, advances to NYC
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP)—Manny Harris had 26 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists as Michigan beat Northeastern 76-56 Wednesday to win the Ann Arbor regional of the Coaches vs. Cancer tournament.
Michigan (2-0) will play the winner of the UCLA regional in the semifinals next week at Madison Square Garden.
DeShawn Sims added 19 points for Michigan, which outshot Northeastern 54 percent to 29 percent.
Manny Adako led the Huskies (1-1) with 16 points and Matt Janning added 14.
Both offenses struggled in the first half, including one five-minute stretch where each team managed just two points. Harris and Merritt combined for 16 points in the half to help Michigan take a 29-23 lead as the Huskies shot just 29 percent.
The Wolverines, who made their first 24 free throws, increased their lead to 13 with a 10-2 run early in the second half. Northeastern was never able to make a serious run.