Tonight's game marks the first postseason action for the Wolverines since the 2000 Postseason NIT. That year, Michigan lost a 75-65 decision to Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind.
Tonight's game marked the eighth time the Wolverines have appeared in the Postseason NIT. Michigan is now 11-5 all-time in the tournament, including a 1984 title and a 1997 championship that was later vacated by the Wolverines.
Tonight's game improved Michigan's record to 4-1 against Missouri. The Wolverines had not faced the Tigers since the 1976 NCAA Tournament, when the Maize and Blue took a 95-88 decision (March 20, 1976) in the Midwest Regional final.
Michigan had three players reach double figures for the 23rd time tonight. Daniel Horton led the way with his second 20-point game of the season followed by Bernard Robinson Jr. with 14 and Dion Harris with 12.
Michigan out-rebounded Missouri tonight 37-36. It marks the 22nd time this season Michigan has gained an advantage on the boards.
With 14 offensive rebounds tonight, Michigan now has 10 or more offensive rebounds in 19 of 30 games this season.
The Wolverines improved to 19-4 when holding a halftime lead. Tonight, Michigan held a 32-26 lead at the half.
U-M head coach Tommy Amaker and Missouri head coach Quin Snyder played together for two seasons at Duke (1985-87) and then coached together for the Blue Devils from 1993-97. Tonight marked the first meeting between the two as head coaches.
Bernard Robinson Jr. made his 100th career start, becoming the 13th Wolverine to do so.
Bernard Robinson Jr.'s jumper with 7:55 to go in the game moved him into 15th on U-M's all-time scoring list. Robinson entered the game 17th in all-time scoring, but with 14 points tonight he passed Loy Vaught (1986-90) and Phil Hubbard (1975-79). Robinson now has 1,461 career points.
With five rebounds tonight, Bernard Robinson Jr. moved into a tie for 19th place on U-M's all-time rebounding list. Robinson entered the game in 21st place with 612 rebounds and passed Ray Jackson (1990-95) to move into a tie with Ken Brady (1970-73) with 617 boards.
Lester Abram missed his second consecutive game due to a shoulder injury. Prior to the injury, Abram had not missed a game in his career.
With eight first-half points, Daniel Horton surpassed the 800-point mark in his career. Horton finished the game with 20 points and now has 818 career points.
Daniel Horton matched his season high of 20 points tonight. The last time Horton posted 20 was at Michigan State (Jan. 17).
Chris Hunter matched his season high in blocks tonight with three. The last time Hunter batted away three was against Indiana (Jan. 11).
Dion Harris connected on two three-pointers tonight and now has 51 triples on the season. Harris is only the third Michigan player to hit 50 threes during his freshman campaign.
Courtney Sims grabbed 10 rebounds tonight, reaching double figures in boards for the third time this season. The last time Sims recorded at least 10 was vs. Illinois (March 13) when he brought down 12.
The Tigers' Ricky Paulding (Renaissance High) and Arthur Johnson (Pershing High) both hail from Detroit.
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