Feb. 25, 2012
With the loss, Michigan falls to 21-8 for the season and 11-5 in Big Ten play. This was the Wolverines' first loss at Crisler Center this season (15-1), and snaps a 16-game home winning streak dating back to last season.
Michigan falls to 62-84 (56-78*) all-time against Purdue. The Wolverines are now 38-33 against the Boilermakers in Ann Arbor. Head coach John Beilein is now 2-6 against Purdue in his Michigan career.
Saturday's matchup marked the second of two meetings between Michigan and Purdue this season. The Wolverines defeated the Boilermakers, 66-64, on Jan. 24 in West Lafayette.
Starting in his last game at Crisler Center, Zack Novak tied for team highs with 12 points and six rebounds. Novak has held at least a share of the team lead in scoring in six contests this season and has led the Wolverines in rebounding in seven games. Novak added two assists.
Coming off the bench for his last game at Crisler Center, Corey Person recorded career highs with four points and a rebound.
Playing in his final game at Crisler Center, Stu Douglass dished out a game-high five assists -- the sixth game in which he has led the Wolverines in assists. Douglass added seven points, four rebounds, a block and a steal.
Michigan and Purdue tied the rebounding battle 31-31. The Wolverines are now 2-1 this season when they tie their opponent in rebounds.
The Wolverines had 12 assists and turned the ball over nine times. It was the 12th time this season, and the sixth time in the last seven games, that Michigan had less than 10 turnovers. U-M is 15-4 this season when registering a positive assist/turnover ratio.
U-M's defense forced Purdue into five turnovers, leading to four points. This marks the fewest amount of turnovers the Wolverines have forced all season. Michigan is 6-5 this season when it commits more turnovers than its opponent.
Michigan outscored Purdue in second-chance points (12-8). The Boilermakers outscored the Wolverines in points in the paint (28-26) and points off turnovers (14-4). U-M and Purdue tied in fast-break points (2-2).
The game featured two ties and two lead changes. Michigan never led by more than two and trailed by as many as 16.
The Wolverines are now 10-6 this season when wearing their maize jerseys.
For the 11th 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 131 consecutive games for the Wolverines, having not missed a single game in his career.
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