Postgame Notes: #18 Michigan 61, Minnesota 56

Jan. 1, 2012

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• With the win, Michigan is off to its best start since the 2006-07 season at 12-2 overall and 2-0 in the Big Ten. The Wolverines are still undefeated (8-0) at the Crisler Center this season.

• Michigan is 2-0 in Big Ten action for the first time during the John Beilein era.

• U-M has won its last seven games and has not lost since a 70-58 loss on Nov. 29 at Virginia.

• With today's win, Michigan has matched its best start in Big Ten play since the 2006-07 season at 2-0.

• Sunday's matchup was the 149th meeting between Michigan and Minnesota. The Wolverines now lead the all-time series 84-65 (78-61*).

• Michigan shot 38.5 percent (20-of-52) from the field in the win -- 28.0 percent (7-for-25) in the first half and 48.1 percent (13-of-27) in the second. Minnesota shot 42.9 percent (21-for-49) from the field. Michigan moved to 2-1 this season when shooting worse than its opponent.

• U-M outrebounded Minnesota, 36-21, improving to 8-1 this season when recording more rebounds than its opponent. Michigan grabbed a season-high 15 offensive rebounds.

• U-M forced 13 Minnesota turnovers, which led to 11 points. Michigan is 6-1 this season when committing fewer turnovers than its opponent.

• Michigan led 23-19 at halftime. The Maize and Blue is 9-0 this season when leading at the break.

• Michigan held Minnesota to just 56 points. The Wolverines are 5-0 this season when holding their opponent to less than 60 points.

• Michigan had just one player in double figures -- Trey Burke (27). It is the first time this season that U-M has featured just one double-digit scorer.

Trey Burke recorded his 12th double-digit scoring effort with a career-high 27 points, which is also a game high by a Wolverine this season. His eight made field goals matched a career high, while his nine made free throws are a career-best.

Jordan Morgan grabbed a career-high 12 rebounds and added seven points. His six offensive rebounds marked a season high and his 12 total boards is the highest game total by a Wolverine this season.

Stu Douglass tied a season high with three three-pointers (3-for-7 vs. Ferris State, Nov. 11). Against Minnesota, Douglass hit his first three treys, finishing 3-for-4.

• The Wolverines are now 7-0 when wearing white.

• For the 11th straight game, Michigan went with the starting lineup of Trey Burke, Zack Novak, Tim Hardaway Jr., Evan Smotrycz, and Jordan Morgan. Stu Douglass has now appeared in 116 consecutive games for the Wolverines, having not missed a single game in his career.

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