The game between Michigan and Duke had the third largest crowd to ever watch a game at Crisler Arena. With 13,751 spectators, the game was the first sellout since Jan. 30, 2001, when the Michigan State Spartans visited Crisler Arena (13,562).
Bests of a Young Career
Michigan center Chris Young eclipsed his four-day-old career high for points scored in a game. With two free throws at 7:57, the big man scored his 22nd and 23rd points of the game to surpass his 22-point total against Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne on Tuesday (Dec. 4). Young also dished out a career-best-tying three assists to complement his 25-point performance on a career-high-tying nine field goals made.
Blanchard Breaks the 1,000-Point Plateau
Michigan junior forward LaVell Blanchard became the 37th player in U-M history to score 1,000 points in a career. With a three-pointer from the top of the arc at 2:51 in the second half, Blanchard hit the 1,000-mark, en route to a 16-point, three-rebound performance against the Blue Devils.
Blanchard Joins 1,000/500 Club
With 16 points against the Blue Devils, LaVell Blanchard became the 24th Wolverine in school history to record 1,000 points and 500 rebounds. Blanchard recorded his 500th rebound against IPFW (Dec. 4) when he grabbed five rebounds. Currently, Blanchard's career numbers stand at 1,005 points and 504 boards.
Long Bombs for Dom
Wolverine freshman Dommanic Ingerson hit his 15th three-pointer of the season at 10:51 of the first half. The young guard followed with his 16th just a minute later and finished the game shooting 3-of-6 from behind the arc. Ingerson scored 13 points and had three rebounds and three assists.
Block You Very Much
With his rejection of Daniel Ewing, Michigan's Chris Young has recorded a block in every game so far this season. Young finished with two blocks, increasing his totals to nine on the season and 62 for his career.
Leon Going Downtown
Senior tri-captain Leon Jones scored five consecutive points in the first half, highlighted by his 50th career three-pointer. Jones finished the game with a season-high 11 points, while he dished out three assists and grabbed three rebounds.
Feeling Young at Forty
Michigan senior Chris Young started his 40th career game against Duke (Dec. 8). The game was also Young's 95th consecutive game played and 35th straight start. He has appeared in every possible game for the Wolverines since the 1998-99 season.
Chris Young scored in double figures for the fourth consecutive game. Young was the Wolverines' leading scorer for the third time this season as he dropped in a career-high 25 points on 9-of-12 shooting from the field and 7-of-7 from the free throw line.
With 13 points against Duke, Dommanic Ingerson has scored in double digits in four of the seven games in his young career.
Automatic from the Line
Michigan continued to shoot well from the free throw line, hitting 18-of-20 from the stripe. Thus far, the Wolverines have made 74 percent of their free throw shots (128-of-172). Against Duke, U-M had perfect shooting from Chris Young (7-for-7), LaVell Blanchard (6-for-6), Gavin Groninger (2-for-2) and Dommanic Ingerson (2-for-2).
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