Postgame Notes: #11 Michigan State 64, Michigan 48

March 7, 2010

Recap |  Box Score

• With the loss, Michigan finishes the regular season with a 14-16 record (7-11 in Big Ten). The Wolverines have lost 8-of-10 to their in-state rivals.

• Michigan is now 91-74 (*84-70) all-time against Michigan State (34-46 in East Lansing).

• Michigan entered the game averaging only 9.9 turnovers per game (fourth-best mark in the country). The Wolverines had 19 on Sunday against Michigan State.

• Senior Zack Gibson came off the bench to score 10 points, one shy of his career high (11), which he set in the season-opening win against Northern Michigan on Nov. 14. Gibson was 6-of-7 from the free-throw line against Michigan State. He was the only Wolverine that recorded double-figure points.

• This season, senior DeShawn Sims (18.2) and junior Manny Harris (17.1) have accounted for 54 percent of U-M's scoring output this season (team averaging 65.0 ppg). Against Michigan State, the "Detroit Duo" accounted for 13 points (Sims, 9; Harris, 4).

• Michigan shot 50 percent from the field in the second half (10-of-20) after shooting just 21 percent (5-of-23) from the field in the first half. It finished the game shooting 34 percent (15-of-43).

• The Wolverines shot 70 percent from the free-throw line (14-of-20).

• Michigan scored 19 points off 17 Michigan State turnovers.

• Michigan collected a season-high 13 steals.

• Michigan scored 34 points in the second half after scoring just 14 in the first.

• The Big Ten Conference Tournament begins on Thursday (March 11). Michigan will be the No. 8 seed and play No. 9 Iowa. It will be the third year in a row the two teams will face each other in the tournament's opening round. Last season, Michigan was the No. 7 seed (Iowa was No. 10), and Michigan won 73-45 (March 12). In 2008, Michigan was the No. 9 seed and Iowa was the No. 8, and Michigan won 55-47 (March 13). Michigan swept the season series against Iowa this season, winning 60-46 in Ann Arbor on Jan. 30 and 80-78 in overtime on Feb. 16 in Iowa City, Iowa.

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