Cracking the Top 10
Senior center Chris Young collected the 57th and 58th blocked shots of his career against Bowling Green. His second rejection of the game gave him one more than former Wolverine Brandon Smith (1998-2000), moving Young into sole position of 10th place all-time at Michigan. The second block came with 16:21 left in the game, when Young swatted away a layup attempt by Kevin Netter.
A Little Help from Your Friend
With his second assist against Bowling Green, junior forward LaVell Blanchard recorded the 100th of his career. The assist came at 11:44 in the first half as Blanchard sent a full-court pass ahead to a wide-open Chuck Bailey for a two-handed slam, giving the Wolverines their first lead, 16-15.
The Queen of the Court
Sophomore guard Avery Queen continued his hot shooting as he hit 4-of-5 from the floor against Bowling Green. Queen finished the game with a season-high nine points, four rebounds, three assists and a steal in 29 minutes of action.
Contributing in Other Ways
Sophomore wing Bernard Robinson Jr. made his presence felt in more ways than one against Bowling Green. Robinson Jr. led the team with four assists and tied a career high with three steals, while adding four rebounds and nine points.
Senior tri-captain Rotolu Adebiyi tied his career total of two points on a back-door cut that left him wide open for an easy layup at 10:58 in the first half against Bowling Green. Adebiyi scored his first two points last season against Morris Brown (Dec. 23, 2000).
The Wolverines received 23 points off the bench against the Falcons, outscoring the opposition's bench by nine. Sophomore guard Avery Queen led the reserves, dropping in nine points, while freshman guard Dommanic Ingerson added eight.
Senior Chris Young added to his consecutive games played streak, as he started his 32nd straight game. Young has played in 92 consecutive contests. Juniors Gavin Groninger and LaVell Blanchard have only missed one game in their careers, playing in 60 of 61 career games. Adding to the list are sophomores Avery Queen and Bernard Robinson Jr., who have played in all 32 possible games in their career. Now, freshmen Dommanic Ingerson and Chuck Bailey are chasing the groups in front of them as they have both played in all four games in their freshman campaigns.
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