Jan. 22, 2011
With the loss, Michigan falls to 11-9 (1-6 Big Ten) for the season. It is the Wolverines' sixth straight loss. U-M is now 10-4 at Crisler Arena and has lost four of their last five at home.
With the loss, Michigan falls to 82-65 (76-61*) all time against Minnesota. The Wolverines are now 51-20 against the Golden Gophers in Ann Arbor.
Saturday's game marked the first of two meetings between Michigan and Minnesota this season. The Wolverines will travel to Minneapolis to take on the Golden Gophers on February 26.
Saturday's contest marked the Wolverines' fifth game against a ranked opponent this season. Michigan is winless against ranked foes this season.
Tim Hardaway Jr. scored a game-high 20 points, tying his career-high, on 6-of-14 (43 percent) shooting. He last scored 20 in the win against Bryant (Dec. 23). This was the third game this season in which he led the Wolverines in scoring. Hardaway added three rebounds and a steal in the loss to the Golden Gophers.
Stu Douglass dished out a season-high six assists, falling one assist shy of tying his career-best effort. Douglass added six points on two three-pointers, two rebounds, a block, and a steal in the loss.
Michigan shot 43 percent (23-of-53) from the field against Minnesota. The Wolverines shot 40 percent (10-of-25) in the first half, and 46 percent (13-of-28) in the second half.
The Wolverines shot 34 percent (12-of-35) on a season-high 35 three-point field goal attempts.
Michigan lost the rebounding battle 38-13. This marked the Wolverines' lowest rebounding effort of the season. U-M is now 4-8 this season when it is outrebounded by its opponent.
Michigan had 15 assists and turned the ball over seven times. U-M is now 8-5 when they record a positive assist-turnover ratio.
Michigan's defense forced a season-high 17 turnovers, leading to 20 points off the Gophers' miscues. With the loss, the Wolverines are now 5-4 when their opponent commits more turnovers.
Michigan outscored Minnesota in points off turnovers (20-7). The Golden Gophers outscored the Wolverines in points in the paint (38-20), second chance points (7-5), and fast break points (4-2).
The Wolverines wore their white jerseys for the eighth time this season. Michigan is now 7-1 this season when wearing white.
For the seventh straight game, Michigan went with the starting lineup of Darius Morris, Zack Novak, Tim Hardaway Jr., Evan Smotrycz, and Jordan Morgan. The Wolverines have used this lineup in all but one game this season.
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