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Michigan's Tim Hardaway Jr. reportedly cleared to play against N.C. State after head injury

Michigan guard Tim Hardaway Jr. is expected to follow Friday's NIT Season Tipoff Most Outstanding Player performance by starting against No. 16 N.C. State on Tuesday despite suffering a reported head injury.

Hardaway left Michigan's 71-57 win over Kansas State in the tournament final at Madison Square Garden late, reportedly passed concussion tests and returned to the bench before the game ended.

Hardaway finished with a game-high 23 points -- shooting 10-of-15 from the field -- and seven rebounds. The junior opened the tournament by scoring 11 of his 16 points in the second half of the Wolverines' 67-62 win over Pittsburgh in a semifinal Wednesday night.
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