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Michigan C McGary (back) will miss opener

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Preseason All-America center Mitch McGary will miss the University of Michigan's season opener on Friday due to a sore back.

Coach John Beilein confirmed Thursday that the 6-foot-10 sophomore would miss the seventh-ranked Wolverines' home game against the University of Massachusetts-Lowell.

"He's improving every day, making great improvements in everything he can do," Beilein said on WTKA-AM radio.

Last season, McGary helped guide the Wolverines to the national championship game, which they lost to Louisville. In the NCAA Tournament, he averaged 14.3 points and 10.8 rebounds, a big improvement over his overall averages of 7.5 points and 6.3 rebounds.
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