Dec. 29, 2012
Michigan improves to 13-0 on the season -- it continues to be the second-best start in program history. The Wolverines' best start to any season was a 16-0 mark in 1985-86.
Michigan recorded its ninth perfect non-conference season with its 13-0 record. The list includes -- 2012-13 (13-0); 1985-86 (13-0); 1920-21 (10-0); 1935-36 (8-0); 1944-45 (7-0); 1921-22 (7-0); 1942-43 (6-0); 1930-31 (5-0) and 1922-23 (3-0).
With the win, Michigan has defeated all four directional schools in the state of Michigan. U-M defeated Northern Michigan (83-47, Nov. 1) in exhibition play before winning games over Western Michigan (73-41, Dec. 4), Eastern Michigan (93-54, Dec. 20) and now Central Michigan (88-73, Dec. 29).
Tim Hardaway Jr. missed his first career game due to injury and snapped his consecutive start streak at 81. He had not missed a game in three seasons.
Michigan shot over 50 percent in a game for the ninth time this season. The Wolverines shot 51.5 percent (35-for-68).
Michigan posted its second straight game with 20-plus assists with 21. The Wolverines posted its season best with 26 against Eastern Michigan (Dec. 20).
Michigan had a season-low three turnovers. It marked the sixth game with 10 or fewer in a game.
With 22 points and a career-best tying 11 assists, Trey Burke recorded his second career double-double of the season. He recorded his first career double-double with 18 points and 11 assists against N.C. State (Nov. 27) in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge.
With his 11 assists Trey Burke recorded his second career game of 10-plus assists and equaled his career best set against N.C. State. It also marked his third straight game with eight or more in the game. For the season, he has had five or more assists in 12 of 13 games.
With his 22 points, Trey Burke has now scored in double figures in all 13 games this season. In fact, he recorded 10 of his 22 points in the first six minutes of the game (13:37). Overall it marked his 44th career double-digit and 10th 20-plus point scoring game.
With his 19 points, Nik Stauskas has scored in double figures in his last 12 consecutive games.
After making five three-point field goals, Nik Stauskas tied his career best for three-point field goals in a game. He equaled the five he made in his last game against Eastern Michigan (Dec. 20). It also marked the 13 straight game making at least one long range bucket. He has five games with four or more triples in a game.
Nik Stauskas set his career best with seven rebounds topping the six he had against Cleveland State (Nov. 13).
With 20 points, Glenn Robinson III posted his eighth double figure scoring game of the season and the second 20-plus point game. He finished the game 9-for-13 from the field with four dunks.
Caris LeVert set a new career best with five assists, bettering the four he had against Binghamton (Dec. 11).
Mitch McGary set a new career best with two blocks.
Michigan recorded its sixth sellout crowd (12,693) of the season.
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