Juwan Howard has seen the numbers, too. He knows, perhaps better than anyone, that in two road games, Michigan has made just six 3-pointers, both contributing to losses. He knows, perhaps better than anyone that, when you take out those two games, the Wolverines are 42.2 percent from 3-point range, which would rank first in the country.
“Those numbers are staggering,” Howard said Friday. “We’ve just got to stay the course and not think about, as far as, OK, the last two road games that we’ve had, we didn’t shoot well. It can’t become a mental problem.
“We’ve just got to stay the course and know and trust ourselves and one another. I think if we would have did a better job of moving the basketball, I think a lot of those shots would’ve been easier shots for us. At times, it was just too many one pass shot or there was an opportunity where we just went to an isolation and there was no spacing.”
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