Jan. 14, 2012
With the loss, Michigan falls to 14-4 for the season and 4-2 in Big Ten play. The Wolverines are now 1-3 in road games this season.
Michigan drops to 89-58 (84-53*) all-time against Iowa. The Wolverines are now 35-36 against the Hawkeyes in Iowa City. John Beilein is now 9-3 against Iowa in his Michigan career. The loss snaps U-M's six-game winning streak against the Hawkeyes.
Saturday's matchup marked the only meeting between Michigan and Iowa this season.
Trey Burke led the Wolverines with 19 points on 7-of-13 (54 percent) shooting, including 2-of-7 (29 percent) from behind the arc. Burke has led U-M in scoring in four games this season, and has reached double figures in all but two games. Burke added two assists and two rebounds.
Zack Novak scored 14 points on 5-of-10 (50 percent) shooting, including 4-of-8 (50 percent) from behind the arc. He has reached double figures in seven games this season. Novak also led the Wolverines for the second time this season with a game-high eight rebounds -- two offensive and six defensive.
Michigan shot 39 percent (20-of-52) from the field; 35 percent (8-of-23) in the first half and 42 percent (12-of-29) in the second half. U-M shot 26 percent (8-of-31) from three-point range; 19 percent (3-of-16) in the first half and 33 percent (5-of-15) in the second half.
Michigan lost the rebounding battle 39-30. The Wolverines are now 2-3 this season when they are outrebounded by their opponent.
The Wolverines had nine assists and turned the ball over 10 times. U-M is 3-2 this season when registering a negative assist/turnover ratio.
U-M's defense forced Iowa into eight turnovers, leading to 11 points. Michigan is 5-2 this season when it commits more turnovers than its opponent.
Michigan outscored Iowa in points off turnovers (11-10), second-chance points (15-10), and fast-break points (8-7). The Hawkeyes outscored the Wolverines in points in the paint (32-22).
The game featured one tie and one lead change. Michigan never led by more than one, and trailed by as many as 17.
The Wolverines are now 1-1 this season when wearing their blue jerseys.
For the 17th 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 120 consecutive games for the Wolverines, having not missed a single game in his career.
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