Leading the Way
LaVell Blanchard led the way for the Wolverines a second straight night, as the junior forward scored 24 points against the Buckeyes. Blanchard also led the squad with seven rebounds.
With a jump shot three feet inside the arc on the right wing, senior Mike Gotfredson scored his first non-three-pointer points of his Wolverine career. It was Gotfredson's first two-point field goal in five career attempts. Gotfredson is a lifetime 38.5 percent (10-for-26) shooter from behind the arc and has never attempted a free throw in 42 games at Michigan.
Dom-inating the Glass
With five rebounds, Dommanic Ingerson set a career high in that category. Ingerson had previously collected four boards on two separate occasions, the last time coming on Jan. 19, 2002, against Minnesota. Ingerson finished with five points and two assists in 24 minutes of play against the Buckeyes.
With 24 points against Ohio State, junior LaVell Blanchard surpassed Steve Grote (1,330, 1974-77) for 20th all-time on the Michigan scoring list. Blanchard has scored 1,333 points as a Wolverine.
With a block in the first half against Ohio State, freshman Chuck Bailey has notched a rejection in each Big Ten Tournament game. Bailey finished with two blocks against the Buckeyes and had at least one block in five of the last six contests.
Friday's loss to Ohio State marked the final game for Michigan seniors Rotolo Adebiyi, Ron Garber, Herb Gibson, Mike Gotfredson, Leon Jones and Chris Young.
Wolverines Set Season Foul Shooting Mark
Michigan's .850 (17-20) shooting from the foul line against Ohio State raised the Wolverines' season free throw percentage three points to .754, a new school record. U-M was 384 of 509 from the line in 2001-02 to break the old mark of .752 (481-640), which was set in 1998-99.
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