Nov. 22, 2013
With the win, Michigan will face Charlotte in the championship game of the Puerto Rico Tip-Off on Sunday (Nov. 24).
Michigan played its first overtime game since the dramatic comeback win over No. 1 seed Kansas in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament. The Wolverines trailed by as much as 16 points in the second half, 43-27, with 17:18 remaining. U-M finished the half with a 42-26 run, tying the game with seven seconds remaining.
U-M is a perfect 23-0 when scoring 80 or more points under John Beilein. U-M has scored 80-plus points three times this season.
Michigan tied a season best with 19 assists on 28 total baskets.
For the second straight game, Nik Stauskas set a career best for scoring after finishing with 26 against Florida State. He had 24 the night prior against Long Beach State. After scoring just three points in the first half, he finished with 16 points in the second, including the game-tying layup. He tallied seven of U-M's 13 overtime points.
Nik Stauskas has recorded 20-plus points in each of his last four games.
Nik Stauskas set career best for free throws made (9), free throw attempts (12), minutes (44) and steals (2, tie).
Nik Stauskas has made 16 three-pointers over his last four games.
Mitch McGary recorded his sixth career double-double with 14 points and 12 rebounds. U-M is a perfect 6-0 when McGary records a double-double. Both were season-high performances. He added a season-best three assists, two blocks and 33 minutes of action.
Caris LeVert set new career best in rebounds (8), assists (5, tie) and minutes (39).
Derrick Walton Jr. had career best in points (15), three-point field goals (3, tie), free throws (4, tie), free throw attempts (7), assists (6) and minutes (34).
Glenn Robinson III, who had 13 points, has scored in double figures in all five games this season.
Nik Stauskas and Caris LeVert have each made at least one three-pointer in all five games this season. They have combined for 30 of U-M's 51 long-range buckets on the season.
Michigan has started the same lineup in all five games this season: Derrick Walton Jr., Caris LeVert, Nik Stauskas, Glenn Robinson III and Jon Horford.
This is the second time that Michigan has played in Puerto Rico. The Wolverines participated in the 1997 Puerto Rico Holiday Classic at the Eugene Guerra Sports Complex.