Postgame Notes: #20 Michigan 90, Oakland 80
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Dec. 10, 2011

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• With the win, Michigan improved to 7-2 for the season. The Wolverines are 3-1 at neutral sites this season.

• Saturday's matchup was the eighth all-time meeting between Michigan and Oakland. With the victory, the Wolverines improved to 7-1 all-time against the Golden Grizzlies.

• Michigan shot 57 percent (31-of-54) from the floor in the win, including 70 percent (19-of-27) in the second half. The last time the Wolverines shot better than 50 percent in a game was in a 79-63 win over UCLA in the Maui Invitational on Nov. 23. The last time they made more than 30 field goals was against Duke in the Maui Invitational on Nov. 22.

• U-M scored a season-high 90 points in the win. The Wolverines' previous high was 79 in a win over UCLA in the Maui Invitational on Nov. 23.

• Michigan's 58 second-half points are a season high. The last time U-M scored that many points in a half was on Dec. 31, 1963, in a 117-87 win over Detroit. The most points ever scored in a second half by U-M was 71 on March 4, 1989, in a 119-96 win over Iowa at Crisler Arena.

• Michigan had four players score in double figures for the second time this season -- Tim Hardaway Jr. (21), Trey Burke (20), Evan Smotrycz (20) and Stu Douglass (13). The last time this happened was also against Duke in the Maui Invitational on Nov. 22.

• Michigan went 15-of-28 (54 percent) from the three-point line in the win. The last time the Wolverines made more than 15 triples was on Dec. 23, 2010 in an 87-71 win over Bryant at Crisler Arena.

• Michigan dished out a season-high 21 assists as a team. The last time U-M had more than 20 assists in a game was on March 18, 2011, when it defeated Tennessee, 75-45, in the NCAA Tournament.

Trey Burke (nine) and Zack Novak (eight) combined for 17 of Michigan's 21 assists. That is a new career high for Novak and matched a career best for Burke.

Trey Burke had a career-high 20 points on 7-of-11 shooting, including tied a career high with three three-pointers (3-of-4). He was just one assist shy of a double-double as he matched his career best with nine assists.

Evan Smotrycz had a career-high 20 points on 7-of-8 shooting, including 4-of-5 from behind the arc. His seven field goals are a career high, while his four three-pointers match a career best. He also had a career-high nine rebounds.

Tim Hardaway Jr. recorded his ninth career game scoring 20 or more points with 21 points in today's win. He went 5-of-9 from behind the arc, netting four three-pointers and 18 points in the second half.

Stu Douglass was just one point shy of his season high with 13 points, 11 of which came in the second half.

• For the eighth 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 111 consecutive games for the Wolverines, having not missed a single game in his career.


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