ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Jon Teske 16 points and seven rebounds, and Zavier Simpson added 11 points as Michigan ran away with a 70-50 victory over Elon on Friday in a Battle 4 Atlantis campus game.
Sophomore David DeJulius set career highs with 10 points and eight rebounds, as rookie coach Juwan Howard and the Wolverines improved to 3-0 with the win.
Marcus Sheffield scored 22 points for Elon (2-2).
Elon took an 11-7 lead early as Michigan had five turnovers and three made baskets before the first media timeout.
But DeJulius ignited a 14-2 run with a 3-pointer and another jumper that gave the Wolverines the lead for good.
ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN - NOVEMBER 12: Head coach Juwan Howard of the Michigan Wolverines calls a play during the second half against the Creighton Bluejays at Crisler Arena on November 12, 2019 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The Michigan Wolverines won 79-69 o
A 14-6 run to start the second half, closed out by two Teske layups, put Michigan up 45-28 with 15:14 to play.
Eli Brooks added 10 points for Michigan, which had 34 points in the paint compared to 16 for Elon.
Elon: The Phoenix had a nice early showing against a possible NCAA Tournament team, which should give them confidence heading toward the Colonial Athletic Association season.
Michigan: If DeJulius and Brooks can emerge as consistent scorers, it’ll help take the load off the shoulders of Isaiah Livers, Teske and Simpson until the debut of Franz Wagner (broken wrist).
Elon: Plays at No. 6 North Carolina on Wednesday in its third straight game against Power 5 teams.
Michigan: Plays host to Houston Baptist on Nov. 22 before playing in the Battle 4 Atlantis Nov. 27-29.