Nov. 22, 2011
Michigan suffered its first loss of the 2011-12 season and drops to 4-1.
U-M is now 9-4 (8-2*) all-time at the Maui Invitational. Michigan will now play in the third-place consolation game. The last time the Wolverines took third was in 1971 when they beat Villanova, 103-82, in the Rainbow Classic.
The game was a rematch of the 2011 NCAA Tournament when Duke edged Michigan, 73-71. The Blue Devils now lead the all-time series 21-8. The last time U-M beat Duke was on Dec. 6, 2008, with an 81-73 victory at Crisler Arena.
Michigan played its second straight top-10 nationally ranked team. The last time U-M played back-to-back top-10 teams was last season when the Wolverines faced No. 3 Kansas (Jan. 9, 2011) followed by No. 2 Ohio State (Jan. 12, 2011).
For the first time this season, Michigan trailed at the half, 34-22.
Michigan scored 53 points in the second half. The last time U-M scored more than 50 points in a half was against Iowa (Jan. 30, 2011) when the Wolverines posted 52 in an 87-53 win.
Michigan had a season-low nine turnovers.
After shooting just 34.5 percent in the first half, U-M went 21-for-34 in the second half to shoot 61.8 percent. The Wolverines shot 49.2 percent overall in the contest.
Trey Burke had career bests in points (17), assists (nine), field-goal attempts (17), field goals made (eight) and minutes played (39).
Michigan outrebounded Duke, 31-27, including a 12-6 advantage on the offensive glass. The Wolverines have only lost the rebounding battle once this season (Nov. 17 vs. Western Illinois, 27-22).
Jordan Morgan was 6-for-7 from the field and finished with a season-best 12 points and tied a season best with six rebounds. For the season, Morgan is now shooting 85.7 percent on the season (18-for-21).
After starting the season 5-for-11 from the free throw line, Tim Hardaway Jr. has gone 14-for-16 in U-M's two Maui Invitational games. He closed 5-for-6 against Duke and set career bests with a 9-for-10 performance versus Memphis.
For the first time this season, Michigan had four players finish scoring in double figures -- Tim Hardaway Jr. (19 - all in the second half), Trey Burke (17 - new career high), Jordan Morgan (12 - season best) and Zack Novak (11 - first time in double figures). The last time U-M accomplished the feat was against Duke (March 20, 2011) in the NCAA Tournament -- Darius Morris (16), Hardaway (15), Evan Smotrycz (13), Novak (12) and Morgan (10).
U-M wore its maize jerseys for the third time this season. The Wolverines also wore special Maui-inspired light blue warm-ups, socks and shoes for the game.
For the fourth straight game, Michigan went with the starting lineup of Trey Burke, Zack Novak, Tim Hardaway Jr., Evan Smotrycz, and Jordan Morgan. Stu Douglass has now appeared in 107 consecutive games for the Wolverines, having not missed a single game in his career.
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