March 31, 2013
Michigan moves to 30-7 overall this season. Its 30 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.
U-M advanced to the NCAA Tournament Final Four for the first time in 20 years and for the seventh (fifth*) time in program history.
Michigan participated in 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.
The Wolverines competed in the Elite Eight for the 11th (10th*) time in program history. U-M is now 7-4 (6-4 sanctioned) all-time in regional finals.
Today's matchup marked the second meeting between Michigan and Florida in the NCAA Tournament and third all-time. The last time the two teams went head to head in the NCAA Tournament, No. 2-seeded Michigan earned a 108-85 victory over No. 6 seed Florida. The Wolverines hold a 2-1 (2-0 sanctioned) advantage in the all-time series.
Head coach John Beilein is now 27-14 all-time in postseason play, including a 12-7 mark in the NCAA Division I Tournament and a 6-3 record at Michigan.
Michigan is now 47-22 (40-18 sanctioned) all-time in NCAA Tournament history.
Michigan is now 2-0 against No. 3-seeded teams in the NCAA Tournament. The last time U-M faced a No. 3 seed was during the 1989 NCAA Tournament, when the Wolverines defeated Seton Hall to win the program's first NCAA championship.
With its 20-point victory, Michigan has outscored its four opponents in the NCAA Tournament by an average of 15.5 points.
Michigan started the game on a 13-0 run, including six points from Mitch McGary.
The Wolverines held their largest lead -- 25 points -- with 1:10 remaining in the game.
After hitting 10 three-pointers as a team, Michigan has now hit 10 or more long-range field goals in 11 games this season.
Michigan held a 17-point advantage at the half and is now 22-4 this season when leading at the break. It marked the second time in the 2013 NCAA Tournament and seventh time this season that U-M held at least a 15-point lead at halftime -- U-M led VCU, 38-23, at half in the third round of the NCAA Tournament.
Michigan's 47 points in the first half are the most allowed by Florida in any half this season. It is also the second-most points scored by Michigan in the first half this season (51 at Northwestern, Jan. 3). U-M has scored 47 or more points in a half nine times this season.
All 15 Michigan players saw action in today's win.
With his career-high six three-pointers (6-for-6), Nik Stauskas converted his most long-range field goals in 13 games, when he was 3-for-5 vs. Ohio State on Feb. 5. He matched a career-high five triples today in the first half, going a perfect 5-for-5. Stauskas has hit three or more three-pointers in 12 games this season.
With his 15 points, Trey Burke has scored in double figures in all but one game this season and now has 1,200 career points. Burke also added a career-high eight rebounds.
Spike Albrecht matched a career high with seven points and added a career-high three steals.
With his seven assists, Trey Burke improved upon his sophomore and single-season record, which he set against VCU (236). He now has 253 assists this season. Burke has dished out four or more helpers in 28 of 30 games this season and seven or more in all four NCAA Tournament games this season.
With his nine points, Tim Hardaway Jr. surpassed Bernard Robinson Jr. into 19th place on Michigan's all-time scoring list.
With his 22 points, Nik Stuaskas matched a career high and has reached double-digit scoring in 29 games this season.
With his 11 points and nine rebounds today, Mitch McGary continues averaging a double-double through four games in the NCAA Tournament, averaging 17.5 points and 11.5 rebounds.
Mitch McGary recorded a career-high five steals.
Mitch McGary earned his fourth consecutive start and sixth of his career. The Wolverines are 5-1 with McGary in the starting lineup.
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