Michigan Plays 500th at Crisler
The Wolverines' game against the Purdue Boilermakers Saturday (Jan. 5) marked the 500th time the Maize and Blue played a game in the confines of Crisler Arena. With the 79-75 victory, Michigan is now 400-100 in Crisler since its opening in the 1967-68 season.
Robinson Jr. Game
Sophomore wing Bernard Robinson Jr. had a career game against the Boilermakers on Saturday, as tied a career high with six assists, scored a game-high 20 points, grabbed a season-high seven rebounds, had two steals and recorded his first blocked shot of the season. Robinson Jr.'s 20 points came on 7-of-14 shooting from the field and 6-of-6 from the free throw line.
Senior center Chris Young tied his career high with three blocked shots against the Boilermakers. He recorded his 13 and 14th blocked shots of the season in the first half and added a third rejection in the second half to push his career total to 67. Playing in a career-high-tying 38 minutes, Young finished the game with 14 points, three rebounds and three blocks.
Sophomore guard Avery Queen tied a career high with three steals against Purdue in the 79-75 win over the Boilermakers. In 34 minutes of action Queen totaled eight points on 3-of-5 shooting, including 2-of-2 from three-point range, two rebounds, two assists and three steals.
In the 79-75 win over Purdue, Michigan was led by Bernard Robinson Jr. with 20 points, while LaVell Blanchard and Chris Young dropped in 18 and 14, respectively. The Wolverines also received nine points from Gavin Groninger, with Avery Queen adding eight.
No Soup for You
Sophomore wing Bernard Robinson Jr. recorded his first block of the season and fifth of his career in the win over Purdue. The block came in the second half when Robinson Jr. rejected a three-point attempt in the left corner.
From the Stripe
The Wolverines shot a combined 88.2 percent (15-of-17) from the free throw line against Purdue. Bernard Robinson Jr. and Gavin Groninger led the Maize and Blue as each shot 100 percent from the charity stripe. Robinson Jr. finished the game 6-of-6, and Groninger finished 4-of-4. LaVell Blanchard contributed 5-of-7 from the line.
Starting with Perfection
Michigan has opened the Big Ten Conference season with a 2-0 record for the first time since the 1997-98 season, when the Wolverines began the Big Ten season 2-0 en route to an 11-5 record. The 1997-98 team finished the season as the Big Ten Tournament champion and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
Freshmen Dommanic Ingerson and Chuck Bailey played in their first Big Ten home game against the Boilermakers on Saturday. The duo combined to score 10 points, with Ingerson leading the way with six while Bailey dropped in four.