Jan. 24, 2013
With the win, Michigan improves to 18-1 overall and 5-1 in Big Ten play.
U-M improves to 12-0 at home this season while advancing to 27-1 in Crisler Center since the renovations before the 2011-12 campaign. Tonight's victory avenged Michigan's lone home loss over the past two seasons, which came against Purdue, 75-61, on Feb. 25, 2012.
The Wolverines have recorded four 15-point victories in Big Ten play this season, including three at home.
The game featured 16 lead changes, with Purdue holding a seven-point lead early in the first half and Michigan taking a game-high 15-point advantage with 24 seconds remaining in the contest.
U-M held an advantage over the Boilermakers in points in the paint (36-24), second-chance points (13-11) and points off turnovers (13-10).
Michigan outrebounded its opponent for the 17th time this season, holding a 35-29 edge over the Boilermakers tonight.
The Wolverines trailed at halftime (33-32) for the first time at home this season. Michigan improves to 2-1 when facing a halftime deficit on the campaign.
Michigan shot 49 percent (27-for-55) from the field, including 54 percent (14-for-26) in the second half, while holding Purdue to just 39 percent (21-for-54) on the night.
Purdue's D.J. Byrd scored 11 points in the first half and was held scoreless by Michigan's defense in the second half.
U-M garnered four double-digit scorers -- Trey Burke (15), Tim Hardaway Jr. (13), Glenn Robinson III (12), and Nik Stauskas (12). Tonight marked the 10th game this season with four or more players recording double-figure points.
Trey Burke led the Wolverines with a game-high eight assists. He has now recorded four or more assists in 18 of 19 games.
Trey Burke has scored in double figures 49 times in his career, including all 19 contests this season, compiling a team-high 15 points tonight.
With his 13 points, on 5-for-9 shooting, Tim Hardaway Jr. recorded his 69th double-figure scoring game of his career and 15th of the season.
Nik Stauskas has now hit at least one three-pointer in 18 of 19 games this season, going 2-for-4 from long range tonight.
Glenn Robinson III posted his 12th career double-digit game with 12 points on 4-of-6 shooting.
Nik Stauskas notched his 17th double-figure game on the season with 12 points on 4-of-9 shooting.