Postgame Notes: Michigan 63, Minnesota 60

Jan. 2, 2014

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• Michigan now owns an 87-65 all-time series record against Minnesota and has won five straight and nine of its last 10 against the Golden Gophers.

• The Wolverines are now 54-43 all-time in Big Ten openers and have won three straight conference lidlifters.

• Michigan picks up its first road win of the season. The Wolverines entered tonight's game with road losses against Iowa State (Nov. 17) and Duke (Dec. 3).

• For the second straight contest, Michigan went with a starting lineup of Glenn Robinson III, Jordan Morgan, Derrick Walton Jr., Nik Stauskas and Caris LeVert.

Jordan Morgan made his 98th career start and third start of the season. Morgan has played in 118 games, which puts him in 27th place on U-M's all-time games played list.

• Michigan has won five games in a row in Williams Arena dating back to the 2008-09 season.

• Michigan set a season high with 22 free throw attempts. The previous high was 20 against Stanford on Dec. 21.

• There were nine ties and 10 lead changes in the game.

• Michigan tallied 29 bench points, as Zak Irvin and Jon Horford scored 15 and 14 points off the bench, respectively. Horford's are a career high; his previous high was 12 against UCLA on Nov. 23, 2011.

• Horford also grabbed nine rebounds, his most since he had 15 against South Carolina State on Nov. 12, 2013.

Zak Irvin led Michigan in scoring for the second time in his career with his 15 points. He also led the Wolverines with 24 points in a win over Coppin State on Nov. 29, 2013.

• Irvin's five three-pointers are off one tying a career high. He went 6-for-10 in the win over Coppin State.

Nik Stauskas set a career high with seven assists. His previous mark was six at Iowa State on Nov. 17, 2013.

Glenn Robinson III had a career-high four blocks. Robinson's previous high was two on three occasions, the latest against Florida in the NCAA Tournament regional final vs. Florida on March 31, 2013.

• Robinson missed the final 17:24 of the Minnesota win with an injury.

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