Dec. 28, 2010
With the loss, Michigan falls to 10-3 for the season and 0-1 in Big Ten play. This was the Wolverines' first loss at Crisler Arena this season (9-1).
With the loss, Michigan falls to 61-83 (55-77*) all-time against Purdue. The Wolverines are now 38-32 against the Boilermakers in Ann Arbor.
With the loss, Michigan falls to 52-42 (49-40*) all-time in Big Ten openers and 63-31 (60-29*) in Big Ten home openers.
The contest against Purdue marked the second time this season Michigan has faced a ranked opponent. With the loss, the Wolverines are now 0-2 this season against ranked foes and 6-25 under John Beilein.
The loss snaps a seven-game winning streak for U-M -- the longest such streak for the Wolverines under John Beilein.
In his first start this season, Stu Douglass led the Wolverines with 15 points on 6-of-10 (60 percent) shooting, including 3-of-6 (50 percent) from behind the arc. It was the third game this season in which Douglass has held at least a share of the team lead in scoring. Douglass added two rebounds, an assist and a team-high two blocks.
With his 15 points, Stu Douglass recorded his 20th career game with double-digit scoring. Eight of those games have come against ranked teams. Douglass also scored in double figures this season against Gardner-Webb, Syracuse, Harvard and Concordia.
Darius Morris scored nine points on 3-of-14 (21 percent) shooting. Morris also dished out a game-high six assists; Morris has led the Wolverines in assists in all but one game this season. Morris added three rebounds in the loss against Purdue.
Tim Hardaway Jr. scored nine points on 3-of-8 (38 percent) shooting. Hardaway Jr. also tied a team-high, along with Zack Novak, with five rebounds; the freshman guard also had an assist.
Evan Smotrycz was the first Wolverine to foul out of a game this season. Smotrycz finished with six points and a block before leaving with 4:38 remaining.
Michigan shot 38.2 percent (21-of-55) from the field, 39.1 percent (9-of-23) from three-point range and 75 percent (6-of-8) from the free throw line.
Michigan was outrebounded 38-30. The Wolverines are now 3-3 this season when they lose the rebounding battle.
U-M dished out 12 assists and turned the ball over 14 times. This marks the fourth game this season in which Michigan had a negative assist/turnover ratio. The Wolverines are 2-2 in these contests.
Purdue beat Michigan in points in the paint (26-22), points off turnovers (20-12) and second-chance points (11-6).
There were three lead changes in Tuesday's contest. After a pair of Purdue free throws with 1:10 remaining in the first half, Michigan never had the lead the rest of the game, trailing by as many as 26.
The Wolverines wore their maize jerseys for the fifth time this season. Michigan is now 3-2 this season when wearing maize.
For the first time this season, Michigan went with the starting lineup of Stu Douglass, Zack Novak, Tim Hardaway Jr., Evan Smotrycz and Jordan Morgan. Darius Morris did not start for the first time this season due to a coach's decision.
U-M head coach John Beilein's statement regarding Morris not starting against Purdue, "It's a privilege to start at Michigan. Recently, Darius lost that privilege by disregarding some of our core values. Darius understands this decision and we will grow together from this."
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