Nov. 24, 2011
With the win, Michigan improves to 5-1 on the season, which is U-M's best start since the 2008-09 season.
U-M is now 10-4 (9-2*) all-time at the Maui Invitational.
The all-time series between UCLA and Michigan is now 11-5 in favor of the Bruins.
U-M head coach John Beilein is 4-1 all-time against UCLA (including his time at West Virginia).
Michigan shot a season-best 61.7 percent from the field (29-for-47) and 50 percent from behind the arc (7-for-14). The last time the Wolverines shot better than 60 percent was on March 2, 2010, in an 83-55 win against Minnesota at Crisler Arena (60.4 percent; 32-for-53).
Zack Novak scored a career-high 22 points on 7-of-8 shooting, including 4-of-5 behind the arc. After fouling out the first two games of the Maui Invitational, he finished the UCLA game with zero fouls.
Jon Horford had career highs in points with 12, on a perfect 5-of-5 shooting, and minutes played with 19. He also added seven rebounds in the win.
Tim Hardaway Jr. has scored in double figures in all six games this season, including two 20-point efforts, each of which came during the Maui Invitational.
Evan Smotrycz matched a career best with eight rebounds and added seven points in the win.
For the second straight game, Stu Douglass was one point shy of double-digit scoring with nine points.
Michigan outrebounded UCLA, 32-24, including a 22-12 advantage on the defensive glass. The Wolverines have won the rebounding battle in all except one game this season (27-22 vs. Western Illinois, Nov. 17, 2011).
For the fifth time this season, Michigan had three players score in double figures -- Zack Novak (22 - new career high), Tim Hardaway Jr. (20 - second 20-point game of season) and Jon Horford (12 - new career high).
U-M wore its maize jerseys for the fourth time this season. The Wolverines also wore special Maui-inspired light blue warm-ups, socks, and shoes for the third straight game in the Maui Invitational.
For the fifth 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 108 consecutive games for the Wolverines, having not missed a single game in his career.
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