Burke, Hardaway Jr. Boosting Michigan's Shooting Percentage
Michigan ranks fifth nationally in overall field goal percentage at 51.1 percent.
"I don't like to compare teams because all the other guys get mad at me," Wolverines coach John Beilein said Thursday. "But this is a good shooting team, as good as some other teams we've had. The ones that were really good could shoot."
Michigan’s overall shooting is boosted by Trey Burke and Tim Hardaway Jr. having career years.
Burke is shooting 8 percent higher than last year (52 percent) and Hardaway Jr. 5 percent higher than ever before (47 percent).
"I will say I never coached against a team who can shoot the ball at such a high rate as Michigan does," Eastern Michigan coach Rob Murphy said after the Wolverines’ 93-54 win over the Eagles on Thursday. "Every position except for the five man (center) can really shoot the basketball."