Dec. 28, 2013
Michigan has won back-to-back games for the third time this season. The other occurrences came on Nov. 8-12 (UMass-Lowell, South Carolina State) and Nov. 21-22 (Long Beach State, Florida State at Puerto Rico Tip-Off).
Saturday's game was Michigan's final non-conference game of the regular season. With the win, U-M has won its last 19 non-conference games against unranked opponents at Crisler Center and is now 30-2 at home against all non-conference opponents over the last four seasons.
The Wolverines improve to 3-1 all-time against Holy Cross. It was the two teams' first meeting in 25 years; the last also came on Dec. 28 (1988) in Salt Lake City, Utah.
The Wolverines never trailed on Saturday. The game was only tied once (3-3 at 19:03 of the first half).
Jordan Morgan made his second start of the season. He also started on Nov. 29 vs. Coppin State.
Michigan shot 59 percent from the field in the first half (16-of-27) and 55.9 percent for the game (33-of-59). It was Michigan's seventh game shooting 50 percent or better from the field.
Glenn Robinson III set a career high in points with 23. It was his second 20-point effort of the season (other: 20 vs. Arizona on Dec. 14) and the seventh of his career.
Michigan had four players in double figures in scoring for the first time since Dec. 13 vs. Arizona and the fifth time this season. Glenn Robinson III had 23 points, while Nik Stauskas and Caris LeVert added 16 points apiece. Jon Horford was Michigan's fourth double-figure scorer with 10 points.
Michigan enjoyed a 16:7 assist-to-turnover ratio in the win over Holy Cross.
Caris LeVert had seven rebounds on the night, one away from a season high. He had eight in a win over Florida State on Nov. 22.
Twelve Wolverines saw action in the win over Holy Cross. Sean Lonergan made his first career field goal with 24 seconds remaining.
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