Postgame Notes: #2 Michigan 94, Northwestern 66
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Jan. 3, 2013

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• Michigan improves to 14-0 on the season -- it continues to be the second-best start in program history. The Wolverines best start to any season was a 16-0 mark in 1985-86.

• U-M is 61-35 all-time in Big Ten openers.

• Michigan scored on its first eight possessions, jumping out to a 18-4 lead by the 14:32 mark.

• After missing his first career game vs. Central Michigan (Dec. 29), Tim Hardaway Jr. returned to the starting lineup, recording his 82nd career start.

• Michigan's 51 first-half points are the most it has tallied in the first 20 minutes this season, surpassing the 46 it scored vs. Central Michigan on Dec. 29. The last time the Wolverines scored 50 points in a half was during the second half of U-M's season-opening win over Slippery Rock (56, Nov. 9).

• With their 94 points, the Wolverines hit the 90-point mark in a Big Ten game for the first time since Jan. 28, 2004, against Iowa (W, 90-84).

• The Wolverines are 25-0 under head coach John Beilein when scoring 80 or more points.

• Michigan shot better than 50 percent in a game for the 10th time this season. The Wolverines shot 60 percent (34-for-57).

• U-M has hit 10 or more three-pointers in three straight games for a total of six times this season.

• With his 12 points and career-high 13 rebounds, Jordan Morgan recorded his fourth career double-double and third of the season. He has now scored in double figures four times this season and 29 times in his career.

• With Trey Burke's 23 points and Tim Hardaway Jr.'s 21 points, Michigan recorded its fifth game with two 20-plus point scorers.

• Michigan has five players in double-figure scoring for the fourth game this season -- Trey Burke (23), Tim Hardaway Jr. (21), Jordan Morgan (12), Nik Stauskas (10), Glenn Robinson III (10).

• With his five assists, Trey Burke has recorded five or more assists in 13 of 14 games.

• With his 23 points, Trey Burke has now scored in double figures in all 14 games this season. In fact, he recorded 13 of his 23 points in the first five minutes of the game (15:07), marking the second straight game he has scored double-digit points before the first media timeout. Overall, it marked his 45th career double-digit point game for Burke. He has now reached the 20-point mark in back-to-back games, making it 11 20-plus point games in his career and six this season.

• With his 21 points, Tim Hardaway Jr. has now scored in double figures in 10 games this season and 64 times in his career. It marks the fourth time this season and 16th career game he has reached the 20-point mark.

Tim Hardaway Jr. and Trey Burke have each reached the 20-point mark in the same game on three occasions this season.

• With his 10 points, Nik Stauskas has scored in double figures in his last 13 games. It marked the 14th straight game he has made at least one long-range bucket.

Trey Burke tallied a career-high four steals, topping his previous best of three, which he had on three occasions.

Max Bielfeldt scored a career-high four points, including his first two career free throws (2-for-4).


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