Jan. 8, 2012
This weekend, the Michigan men's and women's basketball programs officially dedicated the Player Development Center. On hand for Sunday's festivities were six decades of former men's basketball players and managers, including Cazzie Russell, Rudy Tomjanovich, Phil Hubbard, Daniel Horton and Campy Russell.
With the win, Michigan improves to 13-3 for the season and 3-1 in Big Ten play. The Wolverines remain undefeated (10-0) at the Crisler Center this season.
Michigan improves to 90-64 (83-62*) all-time against Wisconsin. The Wolverines are now 55-21 against the Badgers in Ann Arbor. John Beilein picked up his first win against Wisconsin in his Michigan career (1-9 overall).
Sunday's matchup marked the only meeting between Michigan and Wisconsin this season.
This was Michigan's second consecutive contest against a nationally ranked foe. The Wolverines are now 2-2 in games against ranked opponents this season, snapping a two-game losing streak in such contests.
Michigan held Wisconsin, which averaged 68 points per game going into Sunday's contest, to a season-low 41 points on 31 percent (16-of-51) shooting. This was the lowest total allowed by the Wolverines in a conference game since holding Minnesota to 40 points in the 2007 Big Ten Tournament opening round (March 8, 2007).
Tim Hardaway Jr. recorded his second career double-double, scoring 17 points and tying a career high with 10 rebounds. Hardaway shot 4-of-10 (40 percent) from the field, including 2-of-3 (67 percent) from behind the arc and 7-of-8 (88 percent) from the free throw line. He led the Wolverines in scoring for the ninth time this season. Hardaway added two assists.
Trey Burke scored 14 points on 6-of-15 (40 percent) shooting. He has now reached double-digit points in 10 consecutive games and has scored in double figures in all but two games this season. Burke added three rebounds and two assists.
Jordan Morgan grabbed a game-high 11 rebounds; five offensive and six defensive. This was his second double-digit rebounding effort of the season, and the fourth of his career. He has led the Wolverines in rebounding seven times this season. Morgan added four points and a steal.
Stu Douglass tied a career high with five steals. He became the first Wolverine to register five steals in a game since he last did it at Minnesota two seasons ago (Feb. 11, 2010). Douglass added five points.
Michigan shot 40 percent (19-of-48) from the field; 37 percent (10-of-27) in the first half and 43 percent (9-of-21) in the second half. U-M shot 27 percent (4-of-15) from three-point range; 38 percent (3-of-8) in the first half and 14 percent (1-of-7) in the second half.
The Wolverines shot 85 percent (17-of-20) from the free throw line, marking the fourth time this season they have eclipsed the 80-percent mark from the charity stripe. U-M is undefeated (4-0) in such contests.
Michigan won the rebounding battle 38-29. The Wolverines are now 9-1 this season when they outrebound their opponent.
The Wolverines had six assists and turned the ball over nine times. It was the fourth time this season Michigan had less than 10 turnovers. U-M is 3-1 this season when registering a negative assist/turnover ratio.
U-M's defense forced Wisconsin into 12 turnovers, leading to 16 points. Michigan is 7-2 this season when it commits fewer turnovers than its opponent.
Michigan outscored Wisconsin in points in the paint (24-14), points off turnovers (16-10), second-chance points (13-6) and fast-break points (4-2).
The game featured one tie and four lead changes. Michigan never trailed by more than two, led by as many as 19, and never trailed after Tim Hardaway Jr.'s three-pointer gave the Wolverines a 16-14 lead with 6:46 remaining in the first half.
The Wolverines are now 5-3 this season when wearing their maize jerseys.
For the 15th straight game, Michigan went with the starting lineup of Trey Burke, Zack Novak, Tim Hardaway Jr., Evan Smotrycz, and Jordan Morgan. Stu Douglass has now appeared in 118 consecutive games for the Wolverines, having not missed a single game in his career.
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