2001-02 BKM vs. Vermont -- postgame notes

Robinson Reaches Milestones
Bernard Robinson Jr. collected 12 points on Saturday against Vermont, giving him 611 for his career and 207 for the season.

From the Field
LaVell Blanchard connected on his 400th career field goal with his short jumper at 17:35 of the first half that gave Michigan a 6-2 lead.

Young Turns Fifty
Senior Chris Young received his 50th career start against Vermont on Saturday.

No Place Like Home
Vermont senior Trevor Gaines returned home on Saturday. The Farmington Hills, Mich., native collected game highs in points and rebounds with 23 and 10, respectively.

Tenaciously Clean
In the first half against Vermont, free throws were at a premium for the Wolverines. Despite giving up a height advantage to the Wolverine frontcourt, the Catamounts only committed five fouls and did not allow Michigan to the line until Bernard Robinson Jr. converted a free throw attempt at 18:52 in the second half. Michigan went on to sink 3-4 freebies in the second half. The last time Michigan did not have a free throw attempt in the first half was last season against Northwestern (Jan. 27, 2001) when the Wolverines finished 18-20 despite a 0-for-0 first frame.

Learning Experiences
After losing to Ohio State (Jan. 24) by 20, the Wolverines rebounded by beating Vermont 75-62. The win continued a trend for Michigan this season; the Wolverines have followed tough losses with decisive wins. The Maize and Blue was able to jump back into the win column after a 104-83 loss to No. 1 Duke (Dec. 8) with a 30-point victory over Eastern Michigan (Dec. 22).

Sinking Feeling
Michigan finished the game with a shooting percentage of .542, which marks the fifth time this season the Wolverines have shot over 50 percent in a game.

Spreading the Wealth
Michigan finished with six players scoring in double digits for the first time since Feb. 14, 2001, against Iowa. Michigan was led by Dommanic Ingerson's 13 points as the freshman shot 5-7 from the floor and 3-5 from behind the arc. Bernard Robinson Jr. and LaVell Blanchard each added 12 points, followed by Avery Queen, Chris Young and Leon Jones with 10 points apiece.

Perfect Against the Catamounts
With a 75-62 win on Saturday, Michigan is now 2-0 all-time against Vermont. The Wolverines also knocked off the Catamounts in 1983 when they secured a 71-45 victory at the Blade City Classic in Toledo, Ohio.

Home Sweet Home
Michigan is now 7-3 at home this season after Saturday's win. Two of those losses came to ranked opponents in Duke and Boston College.

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