March 21, 2013
Michigan improves to 27-7 overall this season. Its 27 wins mark the most in a season since the 1992-93 season when the Wolverines went 31-5. It also matches the most wins in a season for John Beilein as a head coach. He led West Virginia to a 27-9 season in 2006-07.
Michigan's 15-point victory marks the 14th time this season the Wolverines have beat an opponent by 15 or more.
Michigan faced South Dakota State for the first time since 1988 and now holds a 3-0 lead in the all-time series.
Head coach John Beilein is now 24-14 all-time in postseason play, including a 9-7 mark in the NCAA Division I Tournament and a 3-3 record at Michigan.
Michigan is now 44-22 (37-18 sanctioned) all-time in NCAA Tournament history.
Michigan is now 1-1 against No. 13-seeded teams in the NCAA Tournament. The Wolverines fell to 13th-seeded Ohio is the second round of the 2012 NCAA Tournament.
Michigan committed just nine turnovers, marking the 21st time this season it has turned the ball over 10 or fewer times.
Michigan held South Dakota State to just 21 percent (4-for-19) shooting from three-point range, marking the eighth time this season the Wolverines have held an opponent to less than 25 percent from three and the first time since hosting Northwestern on Jan. 30. U-M held Western Michigan to a season-low 12 percent (2-for-17) from long range.
Michigan held a 30-26 scoring advantage at the half and is now 20-4 this season when leading at the break.
Michigan shot 52 percent (28-for-54) from the field, marking the 17th time this season the Wolverines have shot 50 percent or better.
With his 21 points, Tim Hardaway Jr. recorded his 26th double-figure scoring effort of the season and 80th of his career. He went 5-for-7 from long range, including 4-for-5 in the first half.
Tim Hardaway Jr.'s 21 points are an NCAA Tournament career high. Previously, his career best was 15 points against Duke on March 20, 2011, in the third round.
With his 21 points, Glenn Robinson III matched a career high and reached double-digit scoring for the 19th time this season. After scoring just four points on 2-for-2 shooting in the first half, he exploded for 17 points in the second half on 6-for-7 shooting.
Glenn Robinson III went on an 11-4 run of his own to start the second half, hitting three three-pointers and a pair of free throws.
Trey Burke recorded seven assists and has dished out four or more in 25 of 27 games this season.
Trey Burke scored in single digits for the first time since the 2011 Big Ten Tournament semifinals (March 10, 2012), where he tallied five points, snapping a streak of 34 straight double-figure scoring efforts. In his career, Burke has had just five single-digit scoring games.
Mitch McGary earned the third start of his career (at Michigan State, Feb. 12 and vs. Illinois, Feb. 24). The Wolverines are 2-1 with McGary in the starting lineup.
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