With the loss, Michigan falls to 63-73 against Illinois all-time, including the last nine contests. The Wolverines are 0-1 against Illinois in Big Ten Tournament play.
With the loss, Michigan drops to 2-5 in Big Ten Tournament play, which reflects vacated games from the 1998 and 1999 tournaments.
Today's game marked the third time the Wolverines played at Conseco Fieldhouse this season. Michigan defeated Butler 61-60 in overtime (Nov. 30) and beat Iowa 79-79 (March 12) in the Big Ten Tournament quarterfinals before losing today.
For the 11th time this season, the Wolverines had four or more players with double-figure scoring. Daniel Horton led the team with 16 points, followed by Bernard Robinson Jr. with 15, Dion Harris with 11 and Courtney Sims with 10.
With a 10-rebound advantage on the glass, Michigan has out-rebounded its opponents in 21 of 29 games this season. Today Michigan had a 39-29 advantage on the boards.
Michigan corralled 14 offensive rebounds today to record its 18th game this season with 10 or more offensive rebounds.
After forcing Illinois into a shot clock violation and a five-second call, Michigan has forced its opponents into 19 team turnovers this season. All of the team turnovers U-M has forced have come as the result of shot clock violations, five-second calls or over-and-back calls.
Bernard Robinson Jr. scored 15 points today to move into 17th place on U-M's all-time scoring list. Robinson passed Rumeal Robinson (1987-90) and now has 1,447 career points.
Bernard Robinson Jr. made his 99th career start today to take sole possession of 13th place on Michigan's all-time games started list. Robinson passed Rumeal Robinson (1987-90) and Phil Hubbard (1975-79).
With five rebounds today, Bernard Robinson Jr. moved into 21st place on U-M's all-time rebounding list. Robinson entered the game tied with John Robinson (1973-77) with 607 boards and moved past C.J. Kupec (1972-75). He now has 612 career boards.
Bernard Robinson Jr. grabbed five rebounds today to become U-M's all-time leader in boards during Big Ten Tournament play. Robinson now has 41 boards in conference tournament games.
Bernard Robinson Jr. shot 7-for-13 from the field today to become the Wolverines' all-time leader in field goal attempts during Big Ten Tournament play. Robinson is now 30-for-79 in conference tournament games.
Chris Hunter connected for his third career three-point basket in the first half. Hunter is now 3-for-8 in his career from behind the arc.
With three rebounds in the first half, Chris Hunter surpassed the 150-rebound mark in his career. Hunter now has 152 total in his career.
Courtney Sims recorded his second career double-double with 10 points and 12 boards. His other double-double came against Purdue (Feb. 7) when he scored 11 points and added a career-high 15 rebounds.
Courtney Sims collected four blocks today and now has at least one block in 25 of the Wolverines' 29 games this season. Sims now has 61 blocks this season and is the first freshman since Penn State's Calvin Booth in 1996 to lead the conference in blocks.
With four blocks today, Courtney Sims moved into a tie as Michigan's all-time leading shot-blocker during Big Ten Tournament games. Sims has six blocks in conference tournament play, tying him with Brandon Smith (1998-2000).
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