Despite the loss, Michigan still leads the all-time series 81-62, including a 46-22 mark in Ann Arbor.
The Wolverines fell to 15-4 when holding the lead at halftime. Conversely, MSU is now 4-9 in games it trailed at the break. Michigan held a 34-26 lead at the half.
With the loss, Michigan is now 12-3 at home this season.
Tonight's game marked the second Crisler Arena sellout of the season with the attendance at 13,751. It is also the eighth straight sellout in the series of the intrastate rivals.
With 15 points tonight, Bernard Robinson Jr. moved into 19th place on U-M's all-time scoring list. Robinson passed John Tidwell (1958-61), who had 1,386 points in his three years with the Maize and Blue. Robinson passed Tidwell on a three-point basket at the 12:57 mark of the first half and now has 1,400 career points.
Bernard Robinson Jr. scored 15 points tonight to reach the 1,400 point mark in his career, becoming the 19th Wolverine to do so. Robinson also reached the 300-point mark this season.
Bernard Robinson Jr. posted four steals today to push his season total to 52. It is the first time in his career that he has had more than 50 steals in a season. Robinson had had at least one steal in 23 of U-M's 24 games this season.
Over the past three games, Bernard Robinson Jr. has a 20-6 assist-to-turnover ratio. That translates into a 3.33:1 ratio.
Daniel Horton connected on 2-of-5 from beyond the arc to pass Gavin Groninger (1999-2003) on U-M's all-time three-pointers list. Horton now has 118 triples over his two years at Michigan.
Daniel Horton had one steal to extend his steals streak to 16 straight games. Horton has 46 steals this season.
Lester Abram scored seven points tonight to surpass the 350-point mark in conference games. Abram now has 355 career Big Ten points.
Chris Hunter hit the second three-pointer of his career and his first of the season with 11:15 to go in the second half. Hunter is now 2-for-6 on triples in his career.
With 19 points tonight, Courtney Sims set a new career high in scoring. His previous high was 16 points against Iowa (Jan. 28).
Courtney Sims posted his 50th block of the season on MSU's second possession of the game. He finished the game with two blocks for a season total of 51. Sims leads the Big Ten in blocks and is the only player in the conference to record more than 40 swats this season. Sims, who has had at least one block in 21 of 24 games this year, is bidding to become the first freshman to lead the Big Ten in blocks since Penn State's Calvin Booth in 1996.
With two blocks tonight, Courtney Sims has recorded two or more blocks in three straight contests.
Courtney Sims' 51 blocks this season are more that the entire MSU roster.
Courtney Sims grabbed eight first-half rebounds to become the second Wolverine to amass 100 boards this season. Sims now has 108 rebounds this season.
Courtney Sims scored 11 points in the first half to reach the 100-point mark in his Big Ten career. Sims finished the game with 19 points and now has 115 points in conference play.
Brent Petway scored his 50th point of the Big Ten season on a alley-oop pass from Bernard Robinson Jr. Petway finished the game with six points and now has 52 points in his Big Ten career.
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