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The Wolverine: Covering University of Michigan Football and Sports

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12 THE WOLVERINE MARCH 2020   INSIDE MICHIGAN ATHLETICS BY THE NUMBERS Points scored by Michigan four-star basketball commit HUNTER DICKINSON in a Feb. 11 game. The Hyattsville (Md.) DeMatha Catholic star also reportedly tallied nine rebounds, three blocks and two assists while shooting 16 of 22 from the field and 3 of 5 from three-point land, according to @CapitolHoops on Twitter. The account also later tweeted that it was unofficially the most points for a player from the powerhouse program in a game since Keith Bogans in 1998. 13 Was the national ranking of the Michigan men's tennis team when it topped No. 9 Columbia Feb. 9 in West Harrison, N.Y. It marked the eighth straight win for the Wolverines, who clinched the match when No. 49 Andrew Fenty earned a three-set victory at No. 1 singles over No. 20 Jack Lin to finalize the 4-3 triumph. Fenty was also part of a much-anticipated doubles match that resulted in a Maize and Blue victory at No. 1 where he and partner Mattias Siimar, ranked as the No. 4 duo in the country, topped the nation's No. 5 tandem, 7-5. That doubles result kept Fenty and Siimar undefeated this spring (8-0) and on a 12-match win streak dating back to the fall. They have now topped teams ranked Nos. 5, 8, 29 and 32 nationally. 9 Is the national ranking among placekickers of U-M preferred walk-on commit Cole Hussung, according to Kornblue Kicking. The product of Floyds Knobs (Ind.) Floyd Central High announced the pledge via Twitter Jan. 29. Kornblue also lists Hussung — Indiana's Mr. Football at punter — as the No. 15 player in the country at that position. 8 Wolverines were projected to be picked in the seven-round mock draft done by Bleacher Report's Matt Miller Feb. 3. They were: C Cesar Ruiz, No. 31 overall (first round) — San Francisco 49ers WR DONOVAN PEOPLES-JONES, No. 44 (second round) — Indianapolis Colts Edge Josh Uche, No. 70 (third round) — Miami Dolphins G Ben Bredeson, No. 100 (third round) — Seattle Seahawks LB Khaleke Hudson, No. 171 (fifth round) — Baltimore Ravens TE Sean McKeon, No. 207 (sixth round) — Jacksonville Jaguars S Josh Metellus, No. 216 (seventh round) — Cincinnati Bengals CB Lavert Hill, No. 228 (seventh round) — Indianapolis Colts A lot of positive reviews for Bredeson this week. The guess here is that you'll start to hear a lot of comparisons to [Lions offensive lineman] Graham Glasgow moving forward, at least in terms of Bredeson's versatility — he took some snaps in Mobile — and the possibility that he can be a reliable plug-and-play guy. The North challenged him with a talented group of interior defensive line- men, and he mostly held his own." — The Athletic's Chris Burke, discussing Michigan left guard Ben Bredeson's showing at the Senior Bowl We do not need an artificial poll or ranking to let us know that the 'Children of Yost' is college hockey's best student section. Just ask anyone who has attended a game at Yost." — Michigan hockey coach Mel Pearson on Twitter Jan. 31, referring to an NCAA poll that excluded the 'Children of Yost' from its list of college hockey's best student sections "I think [Michigan head basketball coach] Juwan Howard is the number one reason why Hunter and 'T' decided to commit to Michigan. Now I know, great education, Big Ten basketball, I get all of that. But I honestly think the person that Juwan is and has been to them and their families is the main reason why those two kids decided to go to Michigan." — Doug Martin, the A AU head coach of U-M commits Hyattsville (Md.) DeMatha four-star center Hunter Dickinson and Washington (D.C.) Gonzaga four-star small forward Terrance Williams 40 PHOTO BY LON HORWEDEL PHOTO COURTESY RIVALS.COM

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