Teske leads No. 19 Michigan past Norfolk State 63-44
Wednesday Nov 07, 2018 12:00am
(ANN ARBOR) – Jon Teske took a step toward being the aggressive player coach John Beilein wants him to be for No. 19 Michigan. Teske had 13 points, eight rebounds and a career-high four blocks as the Wolverines beat Norfolk State 63-44, giving Beilein his 800th career coaching victory on Tuesday night. The 7-foot-1 Teske showed some flashes of promise last season as Moe Wagner's backup, averaging 3.4 points and 12.3 minutes a game. Following requests from Beilein and teammates, the junior center was much more aggressive offensively in the opener. Michigan's Charles Matthews scored 10 points, but was 0 for 4 on 3 pointers. Freshman forward Ignas Brazdeikis has 12 points in his debut with the Wolverines. Norfolk State was held scoreless for seven-plus minutes to open the game and missed their first eight shots. Nick Thomas finished with 9 points for the Spartans and Mastadi Pitt had 7 points. Before the game, the Wolverines raised Final Four and Big Ten championship banners earned by last season's team.
Jon Teske dunks in Tuesday's game against Norfolk State (photo courtesy of Rick Osentoski/USA Today Sports)