Postgame Notes: #22 Michigan 87, Coppin State 45
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Nov. 29, 2013

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• The Wolverines shot 51.6 percent from the floor, sinking 32 of 62 field goal attempts, twice the number made by the Eagles, and hit 10 of their 29 three-point attempts, good for 34.5 percent.

• The Maize and Blue featured three scorers in double figures -- Zak Irvin (24), Caris LeVert (15) and Glenn Robinsion III (14) -- while five Wolverines recorded at least five rebounds: Mitch McGary (8), Glenn Robinson III (6), Jordan Morgan (5), Derrick Walton Jr. (5) and Zak Irvin (5).

• Michigan eclipsed season highs in the following team categories: field goals made (31), rebounds (44), blocked shots (6) and free throw percentage (.929, 13-of-14). The Wolverines also tied their season low with seven turnovers.

• U-M set season-best marks in the following individual categories: field goals made (9, Zak Irvin; previous was 8, Caris LeVert vs. Long Beach State, Nov. 21), blocked shots (3, Jon Horford; previous was 2, achieved four times by four different players) and assists (7, Derrick Walton Jr.; previous was 6, Derrick Walton Jr. vs. Florida State, Nov. 22, and Nik Stauskas at Iowa State, Nov. 17).

• The Wolverines tied a season high with 19 assists on 32 field goals made, assisting on nearly 60 percent of their baskets, while the Eagles were held to just six assists on 16 field goals made.

• With leading scorer Nik Stauskas sidelined, U-M was led by a career-best 24 points from freshman Zak Irvin, who connected on 9-of-13 attempts from the field, including 6-of-10 from beyond the arc.

• Irvin's six made threes and 10 attempts both tie season highs for the Wolverines. Caris LeVert made six triples vs. South Carolina State (Nov. 12), and Nik Stauskas attempted 10 three-pointers at Iowa State (Nov. 17).

• U-M's 44 second-half points are the second most the team has scored in the final frame of a contest this season, and it ranks third this season for points scored in one half (59, first half vs. South Carolina State, Nov. 12; 46, second half vs. UMass-Lowell, Nov. 8).

• The Michigan bench outscored Coppin State's unit, 39-19, and outrebounded them, 44-19, behind 27 defensive boards.

• After converting on 4-of-14 (.286) threes in the first half, the Wolverines sank six triples in the second half on 15 tries (.400) to finish the game at a 34.5 percent clip.

• Michigan shot 17-of-30 (.567) from the floor in the first half, including a stretch when it made 10-of-12 attempts.

• Twenty of U-M's 42 first-half points came in the paint behind 10-of-13 shooting, while 16 points were added off eight Coppin State turnovers. The Wolverines turned the ball over just twice themselves, a first-half season low.

• U-M's 15 first-half rebounds also tied a season low, while their two total steals on the game set a new season low.

• Freshman Cole McConnell scored his first career points on a three-point basket late in the second half, freshman Sean Lonergan sank a pair of free throws for his first U-M points, and walk-on Brad Anlauf scored his first career points on a late jumper.

• Five freshmen saw action in the contest: Derrick Walton Jr., Zak Irvin, Andrew Dakich, Cole McConnell and Sean Lonergan.

• The Wolverines went with a starting lineup of Derrick Walton Jr., Caris LeVert, Glenn Robinson III, Mitch McGary and Jordan Morgan. It was the first start of the season for both McGary and Morgan.

• This afternoon's attendance was a sellout crowd of 12,707.


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