Dec. 3, 2011
With the win, Michigan improved to 6-2 for the season. The Wolverines are still undefeated (4-0) at Crisler Arena this season.
Saturday's matchup was the ninth (eighth) all-time meeting between Michigan and Iowa State. With the victory, the Wolverines improved to 5-4 (4-4*) all-time against the Cyclones.
Tim Hardaway Jr. led Michigan for the fifth time this year with 19 points on 6-of-12 (50 percent) shooting and went 5-of-6 (83 percent) from the free throw line. Hardaway added six rebounds, three assists and a steal in the win.
Jordan Morgan scored a season-high 16 points on 7-of-10 (70 percent) shooting. Morgan added two rebounds in the victory. With today's performances, he is shooting 77 percent (27-of-35) on the season.
Tim Hardaway Jr. (19), Jordan Morgan (16) and Trey Burke (13) each recorded double-digit scoring efforts in the win. The Wolverines have had at least three players in double figures in all except one game this season (vs. Duke; Nov. 22, 2011).
Zack Novak led U-M with a season-high 11 rebounds, nine defensive and two offensive. He is the first Wolverine to grab double-digit rebounds in a game this season. Novak added eight points and two assists in the win.
Eso Akunne and Blake McLimans set new career highs with five points each. Both players made both of their field goal attempts, including a three-pointer for each. Both Akunne and McLimans have not missed any of their field goat attempts this season.
Michigan shot 48 percent (27-of-56) from the field; 41 percent (13-of-32) in the first half and 58 percent (14-of-24) in the second half. U-M shot 24 percent (7-of-29) from three-point range; 32 percent (6-of-19) in the first half and 10 percent (1-of-10) in the second half.
The Wolverines shot a season-high 83 percent (15-of-18) from the free throw line. They surpassed their previous season-best 72 percent (13-of-18) from the charity stripe against Memphis in the Maui Invitational (Nov. 21).
Michigan lost the rebounding battle 38-35. The Wolverines are 2-1 this season when they are outrebounded by their opponent.
The Wolverines had 14 assists and turned the ball over 11 times. U-M is 4-1 this season when registering a positive assist/turnover ratio.
U-M's defense forced Iowa State into 11 turnovers, leading to eight points. This was the first time this season Michigan and its opponent committed the same amount of turnovers.
Iowa State outscored Michigan in points in the paint (34-28), points off turnovers (13-8), second-chance points (15-9) and fast-break points (8-4).
The game featured three ties and six lead changes. Michigan never trailed by more than six, led by as many as 22, and never trailed after Eso Akunne's three-pointer gave the Wolverines a 24-23 lead with 4:10 remaining in the first half.
The Wolverines are now 3-0 when wearing white.
For the seventh 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 110 consecutive games for the Wolverines, having not missed a single game in his career.
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