Dec 3, 2013; Durham, NC, USA; Michigan Wolverines head coach John Beilein talks to guard Zak Irvin (21) and guard Caris LeVert (23) on the sidelines against the Duke Blue Devils at Cameron Indoor Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark Dolejs-USA TODAY Sports

Michigan Wolverines Basketball Loses To Duke Blue Devils

In an early season measuring stick game for the Michigan Wolverines basketball team, Big Blue came up just short.  The Michigan Wolverines lost on the road to #10 Duke 79-69.

The Wolverines were down 10 at the half and were able to match the Blue Devils scoring in the second half but were unable to make up the deficit.

Caris LeVert lead the Wolverines ins coring with 24.  LeVert has picked up where Trey Burke has left off by providing the Wolverines with perimeter scoring.  Where Caris Levert falls short compared to Burke is his ability to create opportunities for other players, something that will certainly improve with game experience.

Mitch McGary continues to dominate in the paint.  McGary had 15 points and 14 rebounds, five of those coming on the offensive end.  He seems to be showing improvement from an early season back injury. If he continues to stay healthy look for him to improve as the season progresses.

Where the Michigan Wolverines biggest weakness has been this season is depth.  With Rice and Burke gone to the NBA, the Wolverines have young developing talent on the bench. That may prove to be harmful to the Wolverines hopes of a return trip to the final four.

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