March 6, 2013
With the victory, Michigan improves to 25-5 overall and 12-5 in Big Ten play. The win in their final road game of the season gives the Wolverines a 5-5 road record this season.
The 25 victories are the most for U-M during John Beilein's tenure, surpassing last season's 24 wins. This is Beilein's second 25-plus win season in his collegiate coaching career; he also won 25-plus games during his final season at West Virginia (27-9; 2006-07).
Michigan trailed by as much as 12 in the contest, which is the largest deficit overcome by the Wolverines to win this season. U-M previously came back from down as many as eight, doing so on three occasions, most recently against Penn State (Feb. 17, 2013).
Tonight's victory snapped a four-game road losing streak for the Wolverines. Michigan's last road win came at Illinois on Jan. 30 (74-60).
Michigan is now 27-0 all-time under John Beilein when scoring 80 or more points, including 9-0 all-time in Big Ten games.
The win gives Michigan a season sweep over Purdue for the first time since 1993 when the Wolverines defeated the Boilermakers 80-70 on Jan. 7, 1993*, in West Lafayette and 84-76 on Feb. 7, 1993*, in Ann Arbor.
With tonight's victory and last season's 66-64 win at Mackey Arena (Jan. 24, 2012), Michigan has won back-to-back games at Purdue for the first time since Jan. 7, 1993* (80-70), and Feb. 1, 1994* (63-62).
Michigan committed just five turnovers in the contest, marking the fourth time this season the Wolverines have had five or fewer turnovers in a game. U-M came into the game third in the nation in fewest turnovers per game at 9.6
Trey Burke scored 26 points against the Boilermakers. Burke has scored in double figures in all 30 games this season and in 60 games in his U-M career. Burke is the only player in the Big Ten to score at least 15 points in every conference game this season.
Burke's 26-point performance is his 11th 20-plus point performance of the season and the 16th of his U-M career. Burke scored 22 of his 26 points in the second half.
Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 16 points, recording his 22nd double-figure scoring game of the season and the 76th of his Michigan career.
Hardaway eclipsed the 1,400 career point mark with his 16-point performance and now has 1,413 career points. Hardaway passed Terry Mills (1,405) for 23rd on Michigan's all-time scoring list.
With seven assists tonight, Burke now has 364 in his Michigan career and is tied with Bernard Robinson Jr. (2001-04) for 10th all-time in Michigan history.
Nik Stauskas scored 17 points, his 25th double-digit scoring performance of the season. Stauskas fell just one point shy of his season best in Big Ten play (18 vs. Penn State - Feb. 17, 2013).
Matt Vogrich made his 119th all-time appearance for the Wolverines, tying him for 24th in career games played with Brent Petway (2004-07) and Graham Brown (2003-06).
Michigan trailed at halftime (34-30) for the second consecutive game and the ninth time this season. The Wolverines are now 6-3 this season when trailing at the half.
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