Michigan's 30 three-field field goal attempts tied the school single-game record. The Wolverines also had 30 triple tries in their last NCAA Tournament game, against UCLA on March 15, 1998, in the second round in Atlanta, Ga. U-M's 11 three-pointers made against Colorado State tied the season high (11 vs. Fairfield, Nov. 20) and matched the 10th best one-game effort in school history.
B-Robbing Your Shot
Sophomore wing Bernard Robinson Jr. had a career-high two blocked shots at Colorado State Monday night. In addition to Robinson's two blocks, he added one steal at the defensive end of the court. Robinson had a previous high of one rejection, which he accomplished seven times, the last coming earlier this month against Illinois (Feb. 7).
Mike G. for Three
Senior point guard Mike Gotfredson scored his 27th Michigan career point on a three-pointer for Michigan's first points of the game. Of Gotfredson's 27 points, all have come behind the three-point arc. Gotfredson has hit 5-of-10 three-pointers this season, three of which came against Illinois (Jan. 12).
Groninger Hits Triple Digits
When junior guard Gavin Groninger connected on his third three-pointer of the game at Colorado State, he became only the ninth player in Michigan history to hit 100 career triples. He is now in sole possession of ninth place on U-M's career three-pointers list and is only three triples away from tying Dugan Fife (1993-96) for eighth. Groninger finished the game with 10 points, with nine coming from behind the arc as he hit 3-of-6 from long range. The other point came on a free throw en route to a four-point play.
L.B. Moves Up the Ranks
Junior forward LaVell Blanchard scored a game-high 19 points on 6-of-13 shooting in a team-high 31 minutes of action. Blanchard moved past Chris Webber (1992-93, 1,218 points) into 24th place on Michigan's all-time scoring list with 1,230 points. He needs only 21 points to tie Eric Turner (1982-84) for 23rd at 1,251.
L.B. Moves Up the Ranks Again
LaVell Blanchard, with three rebounds on Monday night, continued his ascent up the career rebound list. He now stands alone in 22nd place on the all-time rebounding list at Michigan with 605. Entering tonight's contest, he was previously tied with Thad Garner (1979-82) with 602 boards.
Young Ties Career High
Senior center Chris Young tied his one-game-old blocked shot record as he swatted away three field goal attempts at Colorado State. Young played just 16 minutes due to foul trouble and had six points, three rebounds, three blocks and a steal before fouling out with 4:41 left in the game. Young, whose previous three-block game came against Penn State (Feb. 9), has 83 career blocks and 33 on the season.
Bernard Robinson Jr. had 11 points, five rebounds, four assists, two blocks and one steal against the Rams. He saw 28 minutes of court action and was 4-of-10 from the field. Robinson's most crucial bucket came in the last minute of play as his three-pointer sent the game to overtime.
The overtime game with Colorado State marked the first time time in nearly two years that the Wolverines went into OT. The last time the Maize and Blue played an extra five minutes was Feb. 26, 2000, when the Wolverines beat Northwestern 61-55 at Welsh-Ryan Arena in Evanston, Ill.
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