No. 25 Michigan handles Bowling Green, 96-82

Chaundee Brown debuted with 19 points and the 25th-ranked Michigan Wolverines cruised to a 96-82 victory over Bowling Green in the season opener for both teams at Ann Arbor, Mich., Wednesday.Brown, a Wake Forest transfer who started 74 games the past three seasons, knocked down five second-half 3-pointers and added four rebounds and three assists. Isaiah Livers supplied 17 points, nine rebounds and three assists, while Columbia transfer Mike Smith racked up 16 points and eight assists in his Wolverines debut. Smith led the Ivy League in scoring last season.Freshman Hunter Dickinson contributed 11 points and eight rebounds and Eli Brooks added 11 points and four assists for Michigan.Justin Turner paced the Falcons with 24 points and had moments of dominance in the first half. But he shot just 9 for 24 from the field.Trey Diggs had 21 points, including six 3-pointers, and Daeqwon Plowden added 15 points and seven rebounds for Bowling Green.Brooks scored four straight points early in the second half and Livers then converted a fast break layup to give Michigan a 49-38 lead.Brown knocked down a 3 with 13:35 left to make it 56-45. He soon made a putback and another shot from beyond the arc off a Smith feed to nudge the Wolverines’ lead to 14.Brown’s third 3-pointer of the half gave Michigan a 68-54 advantage with 9:39 left.Turner drained a 3 to cut the Wolverines’ lead to nine but Brown answered with another long ball.