Jan. 9, 2013
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With the win, Michigan matches the program's best start to a season at 16-0, which was set during the beginning of the 1985-86 season.
U-M improves to 11-0 at home this season while advancing to 26-1 at Crisler Center since the beginning of the 2011-12 campaign.
The victory marks head coach John Beilein's 400th of his Division I coaching career.
The Wolverines have recorded three consecutive 15-point victories to open Big Ten play for the first time since the 1987-88 season.
The game featured eight lead changes, with Nebraska holding four one-point leads, and Michigan taking a game-high 15-point advantage with 28 seconds remaining in the contest.
Michigan scored its lowest point total of the season with 62, including a season-low first-half total of 25 points.
The Wolverines totaled a season-high 47 rebounds to Nebraska's 30, outrebounding their opponent for the 14th time this season and surpassing 40 boards for the ninth time. The rebounding performance also marks the third consecutive 40-rebound game to begin Big Ten play for Michigan.
Michigan led the Cornhuskers in second-chance points (19-2), points off turnovers (10-3), and free throw attempts (26-7).
Surrendering just five turnovers, Michigan turned the ball over less than 10 times for the 10th time this season.
U-M garnered four double-digit scorers -- Trey Burke (18), Tim Hardaway Jr. (15), Glenn Robinson III (14), and Nik Stauskas (13).
Michigan had two double-digit rebounders for the second consecutive game, with Tim Hardaway Jr. and Jordan Morgan each grabbing 11 boards.
Trey Burke has scored in double figures in all 16 contests this season, compiling a team-high 18 tonight.
Tim Hardaway Jr. recorded his fifth career double-double and second of the season, tallying 15 points while tying a career high with 11 rebounds.
The Wolverines sold out Crisler Center (12,693) for the eighth time this season and for the fourth consecutive game.