March 1, 2014
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During the first half of tonight's game, Michigan honored the 25th anniversary of the 1989 national championship team.
With today's win, Michigan improves to 88-65 all-time against Minnesota, with a record of 53-20 in games played in Ann Arbor. The Wolverines have won their last six games against the Gophers as well as 10 of the last 11 in the series.
The Wolverines clinched a share of the Big Ten championship with the win tonight. Michigan can earn its first outright title since 1986 with one win in its final two games.
U-M improves to 21-7 overall this season and 13-3 in conference play. Michigan has 13 conference wins in a season for the 10th time in school history, and the second time in the last three seasons.
As a team, the Maize and Blue went 25-for-50 from the field. It marked the 14th time this season the Wolverines have shot 50 percent from the field or better.
With 21 points tonight on 7-for-13 shooting, Nik Stauskas has tallied 20 or more points in 11 games this season. He has scored in double digits in seven consecutive games and on 23 occasions in 2013-14.
Nik Stauskas hit five three-pointers (5-for-8), marking the fourth time he has made five or more three-pointers in a game this season.
Glenn Robinson III notched 12 points on 6-for-10 shooting, his 19th double-figure scoring game this season.
Caris LeVert tallied 13 points and tied a season and career high with five assists. Tonight was the fifth time this season LeVert had five assists.
Jordan Morgan tied a season high with 10 rebounds. He also grabbed 10 rebounds on Feb. 2 at Indiana.
Tonight's game marked the 10th time this season that Nik Stauskas, Glenn Robinson III, and Caris LeVert all scored in double figures. The Wolverines are 8-2 in these games.
The Wolverines ended the first half on a 22-5 scoring run, lasting the final 10:06, turning a six-point deficit into an 11-point halftime lead.
The Maize and Blue held Minnesota to just 20 first-half points on 38-percent shooting (9-of-24) -- the fewest total points scored in the first half by any U-M opponent this season.
U-M's starting lineup featured Derrick Walton Jr., Nik Stauskas, Caris LeVert, Glenn Robinson III and Jordan Morgan.
The announced attendance for tonight's game was 12,707, marking the 36th sellout in the last 41 games at Crisler Center. All eight Big Ten conference home games have been sold out.