Jan. 14, 2012
Site: Iowa City, Iowa (Carver-Hawkeye Arena)
Score: Iowa 75, #13 Michigan 59
Records: U-M (14-4; 4-2 Big Ten), Iowa (11-8; 3-3 Big Ten)
Next U-M Event: Tuesday, Jan. 17 -- vs. Michigan State (Crisler Center), 7 p.m. (TV: ESPN)
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Freshman guard Trey Burke (Columbus, Ohio/Northland HS) scored a team-high 19 points for the second straight game and senior guard Zack Novak (Chesterton, Ind./Chesterton) finished with 14 points and a team-high eight rebounds, but the University of Michigan men's basketball team (No. 13 AP/No. 13 ESPN/USA Today) fell, 75-59, on Saturday afternoon (Jan. 14) at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. With the game tied (13-13) midway through the first, the Hawkeyes scored 20 of the game's final 30 first-half points to take control.
Iowa shot 46 percent (25-of-54) from the floor, including 42 percent (5-of-12) from behind the arc, in the contest. Despite making eight from behind the three-point line, Michigan only shot 20-of-52 (39 percent) from the floor in the game.
The Hawkeyes jumped out to a quick 6-0 lead over the Wolverines within the first two minutes of the game, but two straight three-pointers by Burke jump-started the offense, getting U-M within two at the 15:30 mark. With a little more than 13 minutes to play in the half, however, Burke went to the bench after committing his second foul and did not return before the break.
Michigan took the lead, 13-12, at the 9:51 mark off an old-fashioned three-point play by sophomore guard Tim Hardaway Jr. (Miami, Fla./Palmetto Senior), but Iowa responded with a 16-5 run over the six minutes to retake the lead, 28-18.
A three-pointer by Novak and a pair of free throws by redshirt sophomore Jordan Morgan (Detroit, Mich./University of Detroit Jesuit) cut U-M's deficit to five with 1:22 to play, but a basket at the buzzer by Iowa sent Michigan into the locker trailing, 33-23. The Maize and Blue committed eight turnovers and shot just 3-of-16 (19 percent) from behind the arc in the half.
Out of the break, Iowa extended its lead, 42-29, at the 16:29 mark before Michigan went on an 8-1 run, highlighted by a fastbreak two-handed dunk by Hardaway, to cut its deficit to seven with less than 13 minutes to play. However, Iowa returned the favor with a 10-0 run of its own to take a 16-point lead with 8:35 on the game clock on its way to winning for the first time against Michigan since Feb. 22, 2009.
The Wolverines will return home on Tuesday evening (Jan. 17) when they host in-state rival Michigan State inside the Crisler Center. Tipoff is slated for 7 p.m. and the game will be televised nationally on ESPN.
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