March 29, 2013
Michigan moves to 29-7 overall this season. Its 29 wins mark the most in a season since the 1992-93 season when the Wolverines went 31-5. It also marks the most wins in a season for John Beilein as a head coach. Previously, he led West Virginia to a 27-9 season in 2006-07.
Michigan will advance to the NCAA Tournament Elite Eight for the first time since the 1994 tournament, where the Wolverines lost to No. 1 seed and eventual national champion, Arkansas, 76-68.
Michigan competed in the Sweet 16 for the first time since 1994, and is now 11-2 (10-2 sanctioned) all-time in regional semifinals.
Today's overtime game marked the first overtime game played in the 2013 NCAA Tournament.
Michigan is 21-0 under head coach John Beilein when scoring 80 or more points.
Today's matchup marked the first meeting between Michigan and Kansas in the NCAA Tournament and eighth all-time. The Wolverines hold a 6-2 (5-2 sanctioned) advantage in the all-time series.
Head coach John Beilein is now 26-14 all-time in postseason play, including a 11-7 mark in the NCAA Division I Tournament and a 5-3 record at Michigan.
Michigan is now 46-22 (39-18 sanctioned) all-time in NCAA Tournament history.
Michigan is now 4-5 (3-3 sanctioned) against No. 1-seeded teams in the NCAA Tournament. The last time U-M faced a No. 1 seed was during the 2011 NCAA Tournament, when the Wolverines were edged by No. 1 Duke, 73-71. The last time Michigan defeated a No. 1 seed was in the 1993 NCAA Tournament, where the Wolverines defeated No. 1 Kentucky, 81-78, in overtime.
Michigan overcame a 10-point deficit (72-62) with 2:52 remaining in regulation to force overtime, as Trey Burke hit a three pointer with four seconds remaining to tie the game at 76. Burke scored eight points in the last 1:15 of regulation to lead the comeback.
U-M outrebounded Kansas, 38-35, and has outrebounded its opponent in 24 games this season.
Michigan committed just 10 turnovers, marking the 22nd time this season it has turned the ball over 10 or fewer times. The Wolverines converted 17 points off of 13 Jayhawk turnovers.
Trey Burke was held scoreless in the first half for just the third time this season before finishing with 23 points. Against Kansas State (Nov. 23) in the NIT Season Tip-Off, he finished with 10 points and vs. N.C. State (Nov. 27) he finished with 18 points after scoreless opening halves.
With his 23 points and 10 assists, Trey Burke recorded his fourth double-double of his career (all points and assists).
With his 10 assists, Trey Burke improved upon his sophomore and single-season record, which he set against VCU (236). He now has 246 assists this season. Burke has dished out four or more in 27 of 29 games this season.
With his career-high 25 points and career-high tying 14 rebounds, Mitch McGary recorded his fourth career double-double and second straight in the NCAA Tournament. He has reached double-digit scoring in all three NCAA Tournament games this season and a total of 10 times this season. He just missed a double-double in the second round game against SDSU, with 13 points and nine rebounds.
Mitch McGary is averaging a double-double through three games in the NCAA Tournament, averaging 19.7 points and 12.3 rebounds.
With his 10 points, Tim Hardaway Jr. recorded his 28th double-figure scoring effort of the season and 82nd of his career. He has gone 9-for-14 from long range in three NCAA Tournament games.
With his 11 points, Nik Stuaskas has reached double-digit scoring in 28 games this season.
With his 13 points, Glenn Robinson III reached double-digit scoring for the 21st time this season. He is averaging 16 points and 7.7 rebounds per games through three games in the NCAA Tournament.
In the first half, Nik Stauskas missed his first free throw since March 6 at Purdue, snapping a streak of 20 straight free throws. He finished the game 2-for-4 from the charity stripe.
Mitch McGary earned his third consecutive start and fifth of his career. The Wolverines are 4-1 with McGary in the starting lineup.
Kansas held a 40-34 advantage at the half after shooting 68 percent (19-for-28) from the field and scoring 34 of its 40 points in the paint.
Michigan played in the state of Texas for the first time since the 1994 NCAA Tournament. U-M defeated Maryland, 78-71, before falling to No. 1 seed and eventual national champion, Arkansas, 76-68.
The U-M men's basketball team became the second Wolverine program to play at Cowboys Stadium this academic year, as U-M's football team opened the 2012 season with a 41-14 setback to eventual national champions, Alabama, in the Cowboy Classic.