March 15, 2013
With the 68-59 loss to Wisconsin in the quarterfinals, Michigan dropped to 0-2 all-time against Wisconsin in the Big Ten Tournament.
Trailing 56-45 at 6:05 of the second half, Michigan went on a 9-0 run to cut the deficit to two points with 3:35 remaining.
Sophomore guard Trey Burke tallied 19 points and seven assists. He was limited to four points on 2-of-7 shooting while contributing four assists in the first half.
Burke scored 15 points in the final 12:42 of the contest and shot 6-of-12 down the stretch with one three-pointer and two free throws.
Junior guard Tim Hardaway Jr. contributed 14 points and nine defensive rebounds. Hardaway scored in double figures for the 25th time this season. He posted four points and a team-high five rebounds in the first half.
Hardaway hit Michigan's first three-pointer at 10:14 of the second half. The basket moved Hardaway past Rumeal Robinson (1988-90) and into 22nd place on the school's career scoring list.
Freshman forward Glenn Robinson III tallied eight points and three assists. He led the team with six points and three rebounds in the opening half.
Junior forward Jordan Morgan made his 100th career game played and 95th start. He becomes the 60th Wolverine to play 100 or more career games, joining teammate Tim Hardaway Jr.. who eclipsed the mark in yesterday's win over Penn State. Morgan had four rebounds in the game.
Freshman forward Mitch McGary continued his instant energy as the sixth man, contributing nine points, seven rebounds and two assists.
Junior/sophomore forward Jon Horford continued to step up for the Wolverines, posting five points on a three-point play and another basket. Horford contributed 16 points in his first career tournament action.
The Wolverines sported blue camouflage uniforms produced by adidas during today's game. As the lower seed, Michigan had to wear their dark road uniforms, and the players selected the tank version of the new adidas post-season uniforms.
Defense dominated the first half of action, with the Wolverines holding the Badgers to 17.2 percent shooting (5-29). Michigan shot 34.5 percent (10-29) in the first 20 minutes.
The 20 first-half points scored by the Wolverines are their lowest output of the season in an opening 20 minutes. The previous mark was 22 points achieved in the first half at Ohio State (Jan. 13, 2013).
Michigan held a 20-17 lead at the half. The Badgers' first-half point total is the fewest for a Big Ten opponent against the Wolverines this season.
The Wolverines held the halftime rebounding margin, 25-20, and finished the contest with a 38-37 lead in that category. Both teams had nine offensive rebounds.
The Wolverines outscored the Badgers in the paint, 30-22. U-M had a 14-4 lead in points in the paint during the first half of action.