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Tim Hardaway Jr. is jacking up too many threes for the Wolverines.
Even though junior shooting guard Tim Hardaway Jr. is shooting a career-high 47 percent from the field, the Miami, Fla. native needs to cut down on his three-point attempts in order for the Michigan Wolverines to win a second consecutive Big Ten title.
Hardaway has only shot better than 50 percent from behind the arc twice since Nov. 13, and in one of those games he only attempted two threes.
The 6'6", 205-pounder has done a good job of limiting his long-range shots in Michigan's past six games, which is a good sign going forward for the Wolverines.
Far too often, though, Hardaway will make a three-pointer early in the game and settle for deep jumpers (i.e., vs. Pittsburgh, N.C. State and Binghamton) as opposed to taking far less talented defenders to the basket and getting to the free-throw line or pulling up from inside the arc where he is shooting 56 percent.
If Hardaway can avoid falling back into bad habits and continues to attack the rim once Big Ten play begins, the Wolverines will be tough to beat.