Jan. 30, 2013
With the win, U-M improves to 13-0 at home this season while advancing to 28-1 in Crisler Center since the beginning of the 2011-12 campaign.
The Wolverines move to 20-1 on the season, becoming the first team in the country to eclipse 20 wins. The Maize and Blue have reached at least 20 wins in seven of the last 10 seasons and 25 times overall.
The 22-point victory gives Michigan its fifth conference win by at least 15 points this season, two of which have come against Northwestern.
U-M has had 12 games surrendering 10 or fewer turnovers. Michigan turned the ball over a season-low two times with zero in the first half, bettering its previous season low of three vs. Central Michigan on Dec. 29.
Michigan connected on more than 50 percent of its total field goal attempts for the 15th time this season, shooting 51 percent from the floor (25-of-49).
Michigan outrebounded Northwestern, 31-29, and has now tied or held the rebounding advantage against 18 of 20 opponents this season.
U-M has now held four Big Ten opponents to less than 40 percent shooting from the field, including Northwestern's 37 percent (19-for-51) tonight. No conference opponent has shot better than 50 percent against the Wolverines this season.
The Wolverines outscored the Wildcats in the fast break (8-0) and off turnovers (6-0).
Michigan had four players score in double figures against Northwestern -- Trey Burke (18), Glenn Robinson III (13), Nik Stauskas (11) and Jon Horford (10). It is the 12th time this season the Wolverines have had at least four double-digit scorers.
Jon Horford garnered his first start of the season and second of his career, replacing the injured Jordan Morgan. He also tallied a season-high 10 points and seven rebounds while tying a season high in blocks with three.
Trey Burke tallied his 300th career assist in the first half on a dish for a Nik Stauskas three-pointer and now has 306 career assists. Burke has now notched four or more assists in all but one contest this season, leading the team with eight tonight.
Trey Burke either scored or assisted on 37 of the Wolverines' 68 points, including 25-of-36 Michigan points in the first half. He tallied a game-high 18 points and eight assists.
Mitch McGary led the Wolverines with 11 rebounds, tying a season high.
Knocking down three shots from behind the arc, Nik Stauskas has now tallied three or more three-pointers in 10 games this season, and he has hit at least one long-range field goal in 19 of 20 games.
The Wolverines sold out Crisler Center (12,693) for the ninth time this season and for the fourth consecutive game.