N O T E S
Michigan's 69-53 loss to Northwestern drops the Wolverine record to 13-16 overall and 4-11 in Big Ten action.
Michigan's 69-53 loss to Northwestern snaps a five-game winning streak over the Wildcats.
With Michigan's 69-53 loss to Northwestern, the Wolverines are now 90-50* all-time over the Wildcats. There is a total of seven vacated games (6-1)* that were affected by the NCAA sanctions.
The Wolverines recorded eight blocks against the Wildcats for their sixth game with seven or more blocks this season. Michigan's top block performance came against Sacramento State, when the Maize and Blue recorded 12.
Ashtyn Bell recorded a career-best four points on a career-best two field goals against Northwestern. Bell's previous best was two points on one field goal, which he set at Ohio State (Feb. 5).
Sherrod Harrell recorded his third-career block against the Wildcats. Harrell's first block came against Western Michigan (Nov. 30, 2002), with his second coming against Arizona (Nov. 24) in the Preseason NIT.
Dani Wohl dished off a career-best-tying four assists against Northwestern. Wohl has put up back-to-back games with four assists, as he also recorded four against Penn State (Feb. 23).
Brent Petway recorded six blocks against Northwestern for his third-career game with five blocks or more. Petway's career best is seven blocks, which he had against Sacramento State (Nov. 19). The sophomore forward currently has 72 career blocks.
Brent Petway tied a career best with three steals against the Wildcats. Petway had recorded three steals on two other occasions, setting the mark against Boston University (Dec. 14) before matching it at Ohio State (Feb. 5).
Q U O T E S
Michigan Coach Tommy Amaker
On the game ... "Well, I thought we got knocked in the face coming out of the blocks in the very beginning of the game. I'd like to think we had the right game plan and the right effort ready to go for this game. I have to give them a lot of credit, they threw one in from half court that ended up being a shot C thought it was a pass, but it ended up being a three-point shot. I'd like to think that we can play better defense, but sometimes a team gets on the road and puts you in a hole right away and put us on our heels. I thought we fought back and kind of got it within striking distance, but didn't have enough to make a game out of it down the stretch."
On whether the early deficit kept Michigan from coming back ... "No question. Obviously you can't spot anyone any points for us, and obviously that wide of a margin was just too much of a margin for us to overcome. I'm very disappointed in that, because coming in after a win against Penn State we were feeling pretty good about ourselves. And we should have been, the way we competed and played. I thought we were going to have that same kind of energy and effort, and you can see how fragile things can be, and certainly we didn't have the fire power to overcome it."
On Northwestern's three-point shooting ... "That's part of what they do as far as shooting threes. They made some deep ones, they made some tough ones, and then some that they were open. I think the fact is that when you get it going like that -- as I've always said it about this game -- it's contagious. And it was very contagious to their team in a positive way."
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