Dec. 7, 2013
Box Score |
Michigan recorded a 54-point win, the largest margin of victory under head coach John Beilein in his time with the program.
U-M made a season-high 36 field goals on 56 attempts, good for a season-best .643 shooting percentage.
Michigan's 16 three-pointers (16-for-26) tie an all-time program record. The Wolverines have hit that mark two other times in program history -- Dec. 13, 2008 vs. Eastern Michigan and Dec. 23, 2010 vs. Bryant.
Michigan's 61.5-percent (16-for-26) effort from three-point range is its best since it shot 61.9 percent from beyond the arc against IUPUI on Nov. 12, 2012. That contest also marks the last time U-M shot 60 percent or better from the floor (60 percent, 33-for-55); the Wolverines shot 64.3 percent from the field in today's win.
Houston Baptist jumped out to an early 4-2 lead, but when a Mitch McGary bucket and free throw made it 5-4 at 17:56 in the first half, the Wolverines did not look back, and though the Huskies tied the game 9-9 one-and-a-half minutes later, U-M did not relinquish its lead, which swelled to as large as 55 points with 1:02 remaining.
The U-M offense was led by Nik Stauskas, who buried 7-of-11 field goal attempts, including 6-of-8 from three, on his way to a 25-point performance -- one point shy of his career-best mark. Stauskas tied his career high in three-point field goals made (6) and reached the 20-point plateau for the sixth time in his last seven contests.
Michigan has played eight consecutive games with a 20-point scorer in the lineup, featuring three different players as part of that group: Nik Stauskas (6), Caris LeVert (3), Zak Irvin (1).
U-M featured five different scorers in double digits: Nik Stauskas (25), Glenn Robinson III (17), Derrick Walton Jr. (14), Zak Irvin (14), and Mitch McGary (12). It marked the first time U-M has had five double-figure scorers since March 29, 2013, against Kansas in the NCAA Tournament.
Glenn Robinson III's scored a season-high 17 points on 6-for-9 shooting.
Mitch McGary and Spike Albrecht led U-M with six assists each, tying a career high for McGary and setting a new career best for Albrecht. It marked the first time in McGary's career that he has led the team in that category.
With only seven turnovers in the contest, Michigan has turned the ball over fewer than 10 times in six games this season. U-M has forced double-digit turnovers in seven of nine contests, including 16 today, which led to 28 Wolverine points.
U-M tied a season high by assisting on 26 of their 36 made field goals (72 percent), marking the eighth contest the Wolverines have registered double-digit assists this season.
The Wolverines scored a season-high 60 first-half points behind 23-of-34 shooting (68 percent), including 10-of-16 from beyond the arc (63 percent), and assisted on 18 of their 23 made field goals (78 percent).
Michigan achieved season highs in several first-half categories, including points scored (60), field goals made (23), field goal percentage (68 percent), steals (7) and assists (18) and also achieved season lows in turnovers (1) and fouls (3). Its six total fouls for the contest are also a season low.
The 60 first-half points scored by the Wolverines are just six points shy of the program record for points scored in a half (66 vs. Eastern Michigan on Dec. 12, 1987).
Michigan broke the 100-point barrier for the first time since Nov. 9, 2012, when it beat Slippery Rock, 100-62, at Crisler Center.
U-M outrebounded its opponent for the seventh time this season, holding a 33-26 advantage.
Five freshmen saw action for the Wolverines: Derrick Walton Jr., Zak Irvin, Andrew Dakich, Cole McConnell and Sean Lonergan.
Andrew Dakich scored his first points in Maize and Blue when he sank a three-point basket with 1:02 remaining in the contest. That three helped Michigan tie a school record for three-pointers in a game with 16.
Michigan's starting lineup featured Derrick Walton Jr., Caris LeVert, Nik Stauskas, Glenn Robinson III and Mitch McGary.
Attendance for today's game was 12,579.