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By Jason Schott – BrooklynFans.com Reporter / Assignment Editor - @JESchott19

The Michigan Wolverines won the NIT Season Tip-Off, as they beat the Kansas State Wildcats 71-57 on Friday afternoon at Madison Square Garden. The Pitt Panthers rebounded from their late loss to Michigan on Wednesday with a total domination of Delaware, 85-59, in the third-place game.

Trey Burke (3) with Glenn Robinson III to his right, looking to make a move. Photo by @JESchott19.

Michigan held a 29-24 lead at halftime, and took the game over when they started the second half on a 14-3 run.

In that span, which lasted five minutes, Tim Hardaway Jr. had six points and Trey Burke had four.

The Wolverines got the lead as high as 21 when Burke hit a jumper to make it 51-30 at the 10:41 mark.

Tim Hardaway Jr. led Michigan with 23 points on 10-for-15 shooting and seven rebounds. Trey Burke and Nik Stauskas had 10 each, and Glenn Robinson III chipped in nine.

Tray Woodall was a big part of Pitt's NIT win on Friday afternoon. Photo by @JESchott19.

Pitt dominated Delaware from the start, and jumped out to a 16-2 lead in the opening seven minutes.

Talib Zanna had six points in the span, and shot 4-for-4 in the first half with 10 points.

 

Pitt led 41-21 at halftime, as they shot 65.4 percent from the field, on 17-for-26 from the field.

They maintained that lead throughout the second half, as Delaware could not keep up with their fast-paced offense.

Zanna led Pitt with 18 points in the game on 6-for-9 shooting and 10 rebounds for the double-double.

Lamar Patterson had 16 points, and shot 6-for-11. Tray Woodall and Steven Adams each had 13 points.

Pitt improves to 5-1 on the season. They needed a big start to show they are ready to be an elite team in the Big East again after a rough 2011-12 season.

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  1. Who says NYC isn’t a college sports town?? We’ve seen the biggest names in the NCAA here … all in the last week! Good coverage

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