Jan. 5, 2014
With its fourth straight victory, the Maize and Blue climbs to 10-4 on the season and 2-0 in conference play, making this season the third straight campaign Michigan has won at least their first pair of Big Ten matchups.
After winning the only matchup between the two schools this season, Michigan's record against Northwestern improves to 108-56 all-time. U-M has won five straight against the Wildcats and owns a record of 62-20 in Ann Arbor, including four straight wins at Crisler Center.
Michigan shot 52.1 percent (25-of-48) from the floor, marking the eighth time this season that U-M has shot 50 percent or better as a team.
Michigan has shot better than 50 percent from the field in the second half in each of its last three games -- 53.8 percent in today's win vs. Northwestern, 52.6 percent at Minnesota and 53.1 percent vs. Holy Cross.
The largest lead for the Maize and Blue was 26 points, coming with 1:21 remaining in the contest.
Michigan produced two notable shooting streaks -- 9-for-13 in the first half and 9-for-11 in the second half.
The Wolverines featured three players in double figures in points: Nik Stauskas (game-high 18), Glenn Robinson III (12) and Derrick Walton Jr. (11); U-M has now seen at least two members of its starting five reach the double-figure plateau in each game this season.
With his game-high 18 points, Nik Stauskas has now led the Maize and Blue in scoring seven times this season and has been the game's high scorer on six occasions this season.
After shooting 87 free throw attempts (74-of-87; 85.1 percent) in 39 games during his freshman campaign, Nik Stauskas has surpassed that total in just 13 contests, going 72-of-90 (80 percent) from the line thus far in 2013-14.
Jordan Morgan finished with eight points and eight rebounds, matching his previous season high of eight points against Stanford on Dec. 21, 2013.
Coming off the bench in each of the last three games, Jon Horford has shot 61.9 percent (13-of-21) from the floor, averaging 10.3 points and 7.3 rebounds per contest.
Over his last three games, Zak Irvin has shot 48.0 percent from beyond the arc (12-for-25) and 50.0 percent (17-of-34) from the floor in his last six contests.
U-M assisted on 60 percent (15-of-25) of its field goals, marking the fourth straight game in which the Wolverines have totaled at least 15 assists as a team and the fifth time they have reached that mark in the last six games.