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Injured big man Mitch McGary won't play in season opener for No. 7 Michigan

  • Michigan forward Mitch McGary, center, gives a hand to guard Derrick Walton Jr., right, during a timeout in the second half of an NCAA college basketball exhibition game with Wayne State, at Crisler Center in Ann Arbor, Mich., Monday, Nov. 4, 2013. Michigan won 79-60. (AP Photo/Tony Ding)

    Michigan forward Mitch McGary, center, gives a hand to guard Derrick Walton Jr., right, during a timeout in the second half of an NCAA college basketball exhibition game with Wayne State, at Crisler Center in Ann Arbor, Mich., Monday, Nov. 4, 2013. Michigan won 79-60. (AP Photo/Tony Ding)  (The Associated Press)

  • Michigan Mitch McGary greets players during a timeout against Wayne State in the first half of an exhibition NCAA basketball game in Ann Arbor, Mich., Monday, Nov. 4, 2013. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

    Michigan Mitch McGary greets players during a timeout against Wayne State in the first half of an exhibition NCAA basketball game in Ann Arbor, Mich., Monday, Nov. 4, 2013. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this April 6, 2013 file photo, Michigan's Mitch McGary dunks the ball against Syracuse during the second half of the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball semifinal game, in Atlanta. McGary was selected to The Associated Press' preseason All-America team, released Monday, Nov. 4, 2013. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

    FILE - In this April 6, 2013 file photo, Michigan's Mitch McGary dunks the ball against Syracuse during the second half of the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball semifinal game, in Atlanta. McGary was selected to The Associated Press' preseason All-America team, released Monday, Nov. 4, 2013. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)  (The Associated Press)

Michigan center Mitch McGary will miss Friday night's season opener against UMass-Lowell because of a lingering back problem.

Coach John Beilein didn't offer many details about McGary's condition or progress. The 6-foot-10 sophomore was named to the AP's preseason All-America team, but it's not clear when he'll be able to take the court this season. The seventh-ranked Wolverines will raise a banner Friday before the game to commemorate last season's run to the Final Four.

McGary averaged 7.5 points per game last season as a freshman, but in the NCAA tournament he averaged 14.3 points and 10.7 rebounds, helping the Wolverines reach the national championship game, which they lost to Louisville.