April 7, 2013
Michigan moves to 31-7 overall this season. Its 31 wins match 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 made its third appearance at the Georgia Dome. U-M went 1-1 in the 1998 NCAA Tournament defeating Davidson (80-61) before falling to UCLA (85-82).
Today's matchup marked the first meeting between Michigan and Syracuse in the NCAA Tournament.
John Beilein earned his first career win against Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim and Syracuse; he was 0-9 in their previous nine meetings. Beilein is now 1-1 against the Orange while at Michigan; he was 0-2 against Syracuse while at Richmond and 0-6 while at West Virginia.
Head coach John Beilein is now 28-14 all-time in postseason play, including a 13-7 mark in the NCAA Division I Tournament and a 7-3 record at Michigan.
Michigan is now 48-22 (41-18 sanctioned) all-time in NCAA Tournament history.
Michigan is now 2-0 (1-0*) against No. 4-seeded teams in the NCAA Tournament.
Twenty-two of Michigan's points came from its bench, including 16 in the first half. Michigan outscored Syracuse 21-11 in bench points.
Michigan held an 11-point advantage at the half and is now 23-4 this season when leading at the break. Michigan is the youngest team in the NCAA Tournament. U-M starts three freshmen and a sophomore.
Trey Burke scored in single digits for the second time this season -- both of which have come in the 2013 NCAA Tournament. In his career, Burke has had just six single-digit scoring games.
With his four assists, Trey Burke improved upon his sophomore and single-season record, which he set against VCU (236). He now has 257 assists this season. Burke has dished out four or more in 29 of 31 games this season.
With his three steals, Trey Burke surpassed Daniel Horton (60, 2003-04) and moved into eighth all-time at Michigan for steals in a single season with 62 this season.
With his 10 points and 12 rebounds today, Mitch McGary recorded his fifth career double-double and third in the last four games. He continues averaging a double-double through five games in the NCAA Tournament, averaging 16.0 points and 11.6 rebounds.
Spike Albrecht has made at least one three-point field goal in his last four straight games, including a career-best 2-for-2 effort tonight. He is a perfect 5-for-5 in the NCAA Tournament.
Caris LeVert drained his first three-point field goal in 11 games. He finished the game 2-for-3 from long range.
Tim Hardaway Jr. has recorded five assists in each of the last two games.
Mitch McGary had a career-best three assists in the first half, before finishing with a team-high six.
Mitch McGary earned his fifth consecutive start and seventh of his career. The Wolverines are 6-1 with McGary in the starting lineup.
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