Postgame Notes: #11 Michigan 67, Northwestern 55
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Feb. 21, 2012

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• With the win, Michigan improves to 21-7 for the season and 11-4 in Big Ten play. Michigan is now 4-6 on the road this season.

• Both of Michigan's overtime games this season have come against Northwestern. Michigan is 61-35 all time in overtime games, including a 25-15 record on the road. The Wolverines are 5-3 all-time versus Northwestern in overtime, including wins in the last three.

• Michigan converted 14 three-pointers on a season-high 38 attempts (36.8 percent) -- the most by any conference team during Big Ten play this season. Five of Michigan's first six field goals came from behind the arc. The Wolverines shot 37.5 percent (6-for-16) from long range in the first half, 29.4 percent (5-for-17) in the second half and 60.0 percent (3-for-5) in overtime.

• The Wolverines, who earned the season sweep of NU, trailed by seven, 31-24, at the half but outscored Northwestern, 43-24, in the second half and overtime combined. Michigan also trailed by seven (34-27) at the half in its 66-64 overtime win against Northwestern on Jan. 11 at Crisler Center.

• Michigan has topped Northwestern in each of the last three meetings and improves to 105-56 (61-20*) all-time against NU. The Wolverines are now 44-34 against the Wildcats in Evanston, Ill. Head coach John Beilein is now 6-4 against NU in his Michigan career.

Trey Burke led the Wolverines in scoring for the eighth time this season, netting 19 points. This marked Burke's 25th double-digit scoring effort of the season and seventh straight. Three Wolverines scored double-digit points -- Burke (19), Tim Hardaway Jr. (14), and Stu Douglass (12).

• Michigan matched a season high with six blocks (vs. Memphis, Nov. 21). Tim Hardaway Jr. led the Wolverines with a career-high three blocks.

• Michigan lost the rebounding battle 39-35. The Wolverines are now 8-5 this season when they are outrebounded by their opponent.

• The Wolverines had 15 assists and turned the ball over just seven times. It was the 11th time this season, and the fifth time in the last six games, that Michigan had fewer than 10 turnovers. U-M is 15-3 this season when registering a positive assist/turnover ratio.

• U-M's defense forced Northwestern into 14 turnovers, leading to 17 points. Michigan is 14-3 this season when it commits fewer turnovers than its opponent.

• Michigan outscored Northwestern in second-chance points (15-8) and points off turnovers (17-7). The Wildcats outscored the Wolverines in points in the paint (32-10). The teams tied in fast-break points (2-2).

• The game featured three ties and six lead changes. Michigan never trailed by more than seven, led by as many as 12 in overtime, and never trailed after Trey Burke's three-pointer gave the Wolverines a 52-49 lead with 3:45 left in overtime.

• The Wolverines are now 10-5 this season when wearing their maize jerseys.

• For the 10th straight game, Michigan went with the starting lineup of Trey Burke, Stu Douglass, Tim Hardaway Jr., Zack Novak and Jordan Morgan. Douglass has now appeared in 130 consecutive games for the Wolverines, having not missed a single game in his career.


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