Michigan in Big Ten Openers
After Michigan's win over Penn State, the Wolverines now have a record of 55-30 in Big Ten Conference openers. The win pushed U-M over the .500 mark when opening the Big Ten season on the road as the Wolverines are now 20-19.
Senior tri-captain Leon Jones scored a season-high 13 points on 5-of-5 shooting from the floor, including 2-of-2 from behind the arc, against the Nittany Lions Wednesday night. The 13-point performance gave Jones 502 points for his career. Jones' 500th point came on a coast-to-coast layup in the second half.
Robinson Jr. Steals the Show
Sophomore wing Bernard Robinson Jr. tied a career high with three steals in the win over the Nittany Lions. It was the fourth time in his career that Robinson Jr. has recorded three steals, the most recent coming earlier this season at Bowling Green (Nov. 28, 2001).
Double Your Pleasure
Junior forward LaVell Blanchard recorded the 21st point-rebound double-double of his career. In 34 minutes of action against the Nittany Lions, Blanchard scored 10 points and snared 14 rebounds, 10 coming off the defensive glass.
Blanchard Ties Career High
Junior forward LaVell Blanchard tied his career-high rebound total with a 14 in the Wolverines' victory over Penn State. He also grabbed 14 rebounds in Michigan's season-opening win over Oakland (Nov. 16).
Blocking the View
Senior center Chris Young registered his 12th block of the season against Penn State. With the rejection, Young has now recorded a blocked shot in nine of 10 games this season. Young also surpassed the 100-point mark this season as he recorded nine points in the win.
Q Hits the Marks
Sophomore guard Avery Queen reached a pair of century marks in the win over Penn State. With his eight-point performance against the Nittany Lions, Queen surpassed 200 points for his career and now has exactly 100 points in Big Ten Conference play.
Senior Chris Young added to his consecutive games played streak as he started his 38th straight game. Young has currently played in 98 consecutive contests.