March 3, 2013
With the win, Michigan improves to 17-0 at Crisler Center this season and 32-1 at the arena over the last two seasons.
Michigan (No. 4) and Michigan State (No. 9) met as top-10 nationally ranked programs for just the second time in series history. The Wolverines avenged a 75-52 loss to the Spartans on Feb. 12 in East Lansing, Mich.
Today's victory is U-M's 24th of the season, tying the most in a season for Michigan under John Beilein. The Wolverines finished last season 24-10.
The Wolverines improve to 5-3 when trailing at halftime.
Trey Burke notched 21 points and has now scored at least 15 points in all 16 Big Ten games, the only conference player to accomplish the feat. Burke has reached the 20-plus point mark on 10 occasions this season and remains the only Wolverine to score in double figures in every game this season.
With eight assists today, Burke becomes just the fourth Wolverine to record a 200-plus assist season. With 35 more helpers, he would set the all-time U-M single-season record, currently held by Darius Morris (235; 2010-11). In addition, he has accumulated at least four assists in all but one game this season.
With seven rebounds today, Jordan Morgan became the 43rd Wolverine to join the 500 point/500 rebound club. He currently has 717 career points and 506 rebounds.
Mitch McGary scored 11 points, shooting 4-of-6 from the field and 3-of-5 from the charity stripe, off the bench. He has scored in double figures on six occasions this season.
The Wolverines outscored the Spartans 44-26 in the paint, 18-9 off turnovers, and 19-6 from the bench.
Michigan held Michigan State to just 35.6 percent (21-of-59) shooting from the field. The last time U-M held an opponent under 36 percent shooting was against Nebraska on Jan. 9 (33.9 percent, 19-for-56).
U-M shot 42.4 percent (25-for-59) from the field but did not convert a three-point field goal on 12 attempts.
Michigan forced 18 turnovers, tying a season high (Dec. 4 vs. Western Michigan and Dec. 20 vs. Eastern Michigan).
Surrendering seven turnovers, Michigan has now relinquished 10 or fewer giveaways in 17 games this season.
The Wolverines had 11 steals today, the second most in a game this season. U-M recorded 13 steals at Minnesota on Jan. 17. Trey Burke recorded a career-high five steals, two of which came in the final minute of play to help U-M seal the victory.
Trey Burke and Tim Hardaway Jr. were honored pre-game for exceeding 1,000 points in Michigan their career this season. Hardaway currently has 1,397, and Burke has 1,052 career points. Hardaway reached the mark in the season opener vs. Slippery Rock on Nov. 9, while Burke achieved the feat against Illinois on Feb. 24.
The Wolverines sold out Crisler Center (12,693) for the 14th time this season.
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