Postgame Notes: Michigan 76, Penn State 69
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Jan. 2, 2011

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• With the win, Michigan bounces back and improves its record to 11-3 for the season and 1-1 in Big Ten play. The Wolverines are now 10-1 at Crisler Arena this season.

• Michigan was 7-1 in its eight-game home stand that ended this afternoon. Michigan is at Wisconsin this Wednesday (Jan. 5) before returning home for games against Kansas (Jan. 9) and Ohio State (Jan. 12).

• With the win, Michigan is 24-11 all-time against Penn State. The Wolverines are now 15-2 against the Nittany Lions in Ann Arbor.

• Today's game marked the second time this season that the Wolverines have won a game after trailing at half time. Michigan came back from a 32-25 deficit against Harvard to pull out a 65-62 win on Dec. 4.

• Michigan shot a perfect 14-of-14 from the free throw line. The last time the Wolverines went perfect at the line was March 2, 2002, when U-M went 16-of-16 from the line against Ohio State.

• Michigan shot a season high 27-of-47 (57.4 percent) from the field. U-M also was 8-of-20 (40 percent) from three-point range, which was the second time all year it was 40 percent or higher.

Darius Morris finished with 20 points on 6-of-10 (60 percent) shooting. It was the third time this year he scored over 20 or more points in a game. His game-high 10 assists mark the sixth time this year he has reached double digits. It was also his fifth double-double this season.

Zack Novak scored a season high 15 points on 5-of-6 (83.5 percent) shooting while also collecting four rebounds.

Jordan Morgan scored 10 points and collected a game-high nine rebounds. His nine rebounds were his second highest for his career.

Evan Smotrycz scored in double figures for the fifth time this season, scoring 11 points. He also had six rebounds.

Stu Douglass added six points off the bench and his three assists tied a season high.

• Morris was one free throw made away from tying a career high. He had eight makes against Bryant Dec. 23, 2010.

• Michigan used the starting lineup of Tim Hardaway, Jr., Darius Morris, Zack Novak, Evan Smotrycz and Jordan Morgan for the 13th time in 14 games this season.

• There were eight ties and 10 lead changes in the contest.

Matt Vogrich tied a season high with eight points, going 2-of-4 from the field and a perfect 3-of-3 from the free-throw line.

• Five different Wolverines hit three-pointers in the win. Evan Smotrycz, Zack Novak and Stu Douglass had two treys apiece.


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