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Michigan Basketball: Nebraska at Michigan — Game Notes

GBMWolverine Basketball TidbitsPosted at 5:30pm — 2/5/2014

Michigan Basketball: Nebraska at Michigan — Game Notes

GAME DAY
• Date: Wednesday February 5, 2014
• Tip: 6:31 p.m.
• Location: Ann Arbor, Mich.
• Arena: Crisler Center (12,707) – SOLD OUT
• TV Broadcast: BTN
• TV Crew: Eric Collins (p-by-p) & Stephen Bardo (analyst)
• U-M Radio: Detroit (WWJ, 950 AM) | Ann Arbor (WWWW, 102.9 FM)
• U-M Radio Crew: Matt Shepard (p-by-p) & Terry Mills (analyst)
• Satellite Radio: Sirius: 108 | XM: 190 | Note: Michigan Radio broadcast

INSIDE THE GAME
• Michigan Coach: John Beilein | 138-90 (seventh season) | 689-408 (36th season)
• Nebraska Coach: Tim Miles | 26–27 (second season) | 305–245 (18th season)
• Series History: Michigan holds a 9-2 all-time record against Nebraska. The Wolverines have won their last five against the Cornhuskers including the first three games since Nebraska joined the Big Ten. Earlier this season, U-M won a thrilling 71-70 decision at Nebraska’s Pinnacle Bank Arena — the Cornhuskers’ only home loss of the season.

Jan 30, 2014; Lincoln, NE, USA; Nebraska Cornhuskers head coach Tim Miles watches from the sidelines against the Indiana Hoosiers in the first half at Pinnacle Bank Arena. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Thorson-USA TODAY Sports

ABOUT THE OPPONENT
• Nebraska will be coming off a weekend bye and has not played since Jan. 30th.
• Nebraska has won three of its last four games — all at home. The Cornhuskers have defeated Ohio State (68-62, Jan. 20); Minnesota (82-78, Jan. 26) and Indiana (60-55, Jan. 30). The only loss was a 58-54 decision at Penn State (Jan. 23).
• Nebraska is 10-1 in home games this season and 1-8 in road/neutral games. The Cornhuskers’ only loss at home came at the hands of the Wolverines.
• Nebraska is led by Terran Petteway, who averages 18.2 points and 5.3 rebounds per game. Shavon Shields is second with 11.0 points and 5.7 rebounds per game.
• Big man Walter Pitchford is scoring 8.3 points per game and is shooting 39.1 percent from long range.

EARLIER THIS SEASON
• Derrick Walton Jr. hit a half-court buzzer-beater, but it only proved to be his second-biggest shot of the night, as his layup with 21.8 seconds left gave Michigan a 71-70 victory over Nebraska (Jan. 9) at Pinnacle Bank Arena. The Cornhuskers had to attempts as the clocked expired to win the game, but missed the initial shot and tip back.
• Michigan had double-figure scoring from five players — Glenn Robinson III (19), Jordan Morgan (15), Nik Stauskas (12), Caris LeVert (10) and Derrick Walton Jr. (10).
• Michigan shot 62 percent from the field (31-for-50) and prevailed despite making a season-low three free throws on nine attempts and posting its lowest rebound total (20) of the season.
• The one-point win marks U-M’s smallest margin of victory of the season.

Jan 25, 2014; East Lansing, MI, USA; Michigan Wolverines head coach John Beilein reacts to a play during the 2nd half of a game at Jack Breslin Student Events Center. Michigan won 80-75. Mandatory Credit: Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports

INSIDE THE GAME NOTES
• Michigan saw its 10-game winning streak come to an end with a 63-52 loss at Indiana.
• Michigan is in the middle of a stretch of five Big Ten games over the a 13-day period.
• Prior to U-M’s loss at Indiana, Michigan’s 8-0 start to Big Ten play matched the start to the 1976-77 season. The 1977 Wolverines finished winning the Big Ten title and going to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament.
• Over the last three seasons, Michigan has lost back-to-back games only twice — with one of those in the final games of 2011-12 at the Big Ten Tournament (Ohio State) and NCAA Tournament (Ohio). The other was in 2012-13, when U-M lost back-to-back road games — at Wisconsin (overtime) and at Michigan State.
• Michigan leads the nation with 14.9 fouls per game

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