Postgame Notes: Michigan 70, Michigan State 63

March 5, 2011

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• With the win over Michigan State, Michigan improves to 19-12 (9-9 Big Ten).

• Michigan swept the season series over Michigan State for the first time since the 1996-97 season.

• Michigan improves to 93-74 (*86-71) all-time against the Spartans.

• Since starting the conference slate 1-6, Michigan won 8 of its last 11 Big Ten games.

• The Wolverines have won their last three home regular-season finales.

• The Wolverines were led in scoring by freshman Tim Hardaway Jr., who scored 20 points (6-of-13 FG, 2-of-6 3-pt., 6-of-8 FT), all in the second half. He also added three assists and two rebounds.

• Hardaway has scored in double figures in 12 straight and 16 out of his last 17 games. He has led the Wolverines in scoring in 10 games this season.

• Freshman Evan Smotrycz came off the bench to score 14 points, his highest scoring total since Jan. 30 against Iowa (also 14). He also added a game-high three steals.

• Sophomore Darius Morris scored 13 points to go along with a game-high six assists and five rebounds. He has scored in double digits in 26 of Michigan's 31 games this season.

• Redshirt freshman Jordan Morgan added 10 points and six rebounds.

• Michigan had 13 assists to only six turnovers. It is 15-7 when it has a positive assist/turnover ratio.

• The Wolverines shot 74 percent from the free throw line (23-of-31). It was Michigan's most number of makes (23) and second-most attempts (31) this season.

• Michigan held the advantage over Michigan State in points in the paint (26-20), points off turnovers (4) and fast-break points (6-2).

• Michigan's bench outscored Michigan State's bench, 19-16.

• Michigan held Michigan State to just 33 percent shooting (20-of-61) in the contest.

• The Wolverines have won their last two games by identical scores. They also beat Minnesota by a 70-63 score last Saturday (Feb. 26).

• Michigan did not yield a field goal to Michigan State during the first 6:18 of the game.

• Michigan never trailed in this game. They led by as many as 14 in the contest.

• The Wolverines wore their maize jerseys for the 11th time this season. Michigan is now 6-6 this season when wearing maize.

• Michigan went with the same starting lineup for the seventh straight game: Darius Morris, Stu Douglass, Jordan Morgan, Tim Hardaway Jr., and Zack Novak.

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