Postgame Notes: #3 Michigan 73, Western Michigan 41

Dec. 4, 2012

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• With the win, Michigan moves to 25-11 all-time against the Broncos.

• The Wolverines improve to 8-0 on the season. The last time Michigan accomplished this feat was the start of the 1996-97 season.

• Michigan improves to 59-4 in the John Beilein era when totaling at least 70 points.

• U-M garnered its largest lead with a 37-point advantage late in the second half and never trailed in the game.

• Michigan has defeated all four unranked opponents at home this season by at least 30 points.

• The Wolverines recorded assists on 18-of-29 field goals, marking the sixth game this season they assisted on at least 50 percent of their made baskets. Trey Burke led the team with seven assists, while Nik Stauskas recorded a career-high four helpers.

• Michigan shot 50 percent (29-of-58) for the sixth time this season.

• U-M held Western Michigan to only 29 percent (13-of-45) shooting, including just 12 percent (2-of-17) from behind the arc, the lowest of any opponent in both categories this season.

• Michigan forced the Broncos to 18 turnovers in the game -- the most of any opponent this season -- including five turnovers in the first four minutes of play. The Wolverines scored 22 points off WMU turnovers.

• U-M committed only 10 turnovers, marking the sixth game this season with 10 or fewer.

• The Wolverines tallied a season high in steals with seven. Trey Burke led the effort by tying a career high with three takeaways.

• All five freshmen scored in the game, with Caris LeVert recording his first career points on a first-half three-pointer.

• At least 10 players have seen game action in all eight games this season. Thirteen saw the court against the Broncos, with nine recording points.

• Michigan won the rebounding battle for the seventh time this season, 35-31. Jordan Morgan led U-M in rebounding for the second straight game (with eight), following his 10-point, 10-rebound performance at Bradley.

• Three Wolverines tallied double-digit point totals -- Trey Burke (20), Nik Stauskas (11) and Mitch McGary (10) -- for the eighth time in as many games this season. Burke has accomplished the feat in every contest, while Stauskas has done so in seven consecutive.

Mitch McGary scored a career-high 10 points on 5-of-5 shooting.

Trey Burke reached the 20-point mark for the third time this season.

Nik Stauskas tallied at least three three-pointers for the fifth time this season.

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