Postgame Notes: Virginia 70, #14 Michigan 58
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Nov. 29, 2011

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• Michigan had three players in double figures for points in the game: Zack Novak (12), Trey Burke (11) and Evan Smotrycz (10).

Zack Novak scored in double digits for the third straight game, netting 12 points against the Cavaliers. He tallied 11 against No. 6 Duke and a career-high 22 against UCLA at the Maui Invitational.

• Novak led the team with eight points in the first half. He hit both three-point attempts and a jumper to finish 3-of-5 in the opening half.

• Freshman point guard Trey Burke posted 11 points and four assists. He has scored in double digits in five of his past six games.

• Burke tallied seven points and three assists in the opening half. He hit one three ball, two free throws and a jumper.

• Forward Evan Smotrycz reached double figures in points (10) for the third time this season. He tallied five points in each half. Smotrycz posted a season-best 14 points in the opener against Ferris State.

• Guard Tim Hardaway Jr., the Big Ten Player of the Week last week, was held to a season-low five points. Hardaway sat out the final 14:27 of the first half after picking up his second foul. He scored his first points of the game, a three-pointer from the top of the circle, at 13:38 of the second half.

• Former U-M All-American guard Phil Hubbard attended tonight's game at UVA. He made an appearance on the pre-game radio show with Matt Shepard and David Merritt.

• Michigan started the same lineup for the sixth straight game: G/F Zack Novak, G Trey Burke, G Tim Hardaway Jr., F Evan Smotrycz and F Jordan Morgan.

Stu Douglass played in his 109th consecutive game without missing a game. He finished with nine points on two three-pointers and a three-point play.

• With the score tied at 41 apiece, UVA used a 12-0 to take a 53-41 lead between the 10- and six-minute mark in the second half.

• Michigan held Virginia to seven field goals (7-23) and 30.4 percent shooting in the first half.

• With the setback, Michigan dropped to 4-7 all-time in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge.

• This was the first time that U-M played UVA in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.


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