Jan. 6, 2013
Site: Ann Arbor, Mich. (Crisler Center)
Score: #2 Michigan 95, Iowa 67
Records: U-M (15-0, 2-0 Big Ten), Iowa (11-4, 0-2 Big Ten)
Attendance: 12,693 (sell out)
Next U-M Event: Wednesday, Jan. 9 -- vs. Nebraska (Crisler Center), 7 p.m. (TV: Big Ten Network) [ Tickets Available ]
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Sophomore guard Trey Burke (Columbus, Ohio/Northland) and freshman forward Glenn Robinson III (St. John, Ind./Lake Central) each had double-doubles, and the University of Michigan men's basketball team (No. 2 AP/No. 2 ESPN/USA Today) shot 58.1 percent from the field and hit 10 three-pointers in a 95-67 rout of Iowa Sunday afternoon (Jan. 6) inside Crisler Center. Michigan remains unbeaten on the season at 15-0, one win shy of tying the program's best start, which is 16-0 in 1985-96.
A 13-4 run in the final 2:44 of the first half and 20 field goals in the second turned a close contest into the Wolverines' second straight 28-point victory to open Big Ten play.
Robinson led four Wolverines in double figures in scoring with 20 points while adding 10 rebounds for his first career double-double. Burke had 19 points and a career-high 12 assists for his third double-double of the season. Junior guard Tim Hardaway Jr. (Miami, Fla./Palmetto Senior) also had 19 points to go along with five rebounds and five assists, while freshman guard Nik Stauskas (Mississauga, Ontario/St. Mark's School [Mass.]) had 13 points on three three-point field goals. Freshman forward Mitch McGary (Chesterton, Ind./Brewster Academy [N.H.]) tied a career high with 11 rebounds while adding five points and three blocked shots.
Iowa scored the first seven points of the game. A dunk and three-pointer from Robinson cut the Hawkeye lead to 10-7 at 15:23, and a McGary field goal trimmed U-M's deficit to 12-11 at 13:22. Robinson gave Michigan its first lead of the game (17-16) on a layup with 10:05 remaining, before Iowa scored the game's next five points. However, the Maize and Blue retook the lead at 4:28 on a Hardaway three-pointer. Michigan extended its lead to four (33-29) on a McGary block that led to a Burke fast-break layup at 2:59. Stauskas' first three of the half made it 38-33 with 1:42 remaining in the half. The Wolverines went up seven on a Hardaway dunk with 45 seconds left and then took their largest lead of the first half as Robinson's layup just beat the halftime buzzer, giving Michigan a 46-35 advantage.
Hardaway opened the second half with a three-pointer at 19:32, giving the Maize and Blue a 49-35 lead. A Stauskas dunk and finger roll put U-M up 53-38 at 17:37, and a Burke layup made it 58-40 at the 16:09 mark. Burke and Robinson combined on an alley-oop to build the Wolverine lead to 20 (62-42) at 12:58, and a Robinson dunk made it 67-43 with 11:46 left. Stauskas hit a three, and Burke followed with a layup, putting Michigan up, 75-50, at 7:53. The Wolverines led by as much as 35 in the second half after a Stauskas three with 4:52 left.
The Wolverines outrebounded the Hawkeyes, 41-26, and had 24 assists on 36 made field goals. The Maize and Blue had 16 fast-break points and scored 15 points off Iowa's turnovers. It also was the 11th time this season Michigan has shot 50 percent or better from the field.
U-M wraps up its short two-game homestand this Wednesday night (Jan. 9) by hosting Nebraska inside Crisler Center. Tipoff is at 7 p.m., and the game will be televised on the Big Ten Network. Tickets are still available for the contest.
Contacts: Tom Wywrot, Whitney Dixon (734) 763-4423