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Michigan Basketball: Wisconsin at Michigan — Game Notes


GBMWolverine Basketball TidbitsPosted at 6:00am — 2/16/2014

Michigan Basketball: Wisconsin at Michigan — Game Notes

Game Day:

• Date: Sunday, February 16, 2014
• Tip: 1:06 p.m.
• Location: Ann Arbor, Mich.
• Arena: Crisler Center (12,707)
• TV Broadcast: CBS
• TV Crew: Spero Dedes (p-by-p) & Bill Raftery (analyst)
• U-M Radio: Detroit (WWJ, 950 AM) | Ann Arbor (WTKA, 1050 AM)
• U-M Radio Crew: Matt Shepard (p-by-p) & Terry Mills (analyst)
• Satellite Radio: Sirius: 91 | XM: 91 | Note: Michigan Home Radio broadcast

EARLIER THIS SEASON:
• Nik Stauskas secured the Wolverines’ victory by scoring the team’s final 11 points of the game. He started his 11-point run by hitting a jumper in the lane. He then gave Michigan a four-point lead (71-67) with a step-back three with 48.1 seconds.
• Nik Stauskas converted six free throws down the stretch to help U-M to the victory. He finished with a game-high 23 points, including four assists, four rebounds, two blocks and one steal. It is his eighth 20-point scoring effort of the season.
• Caris LeVert scored 20 points and added seven rebounds, four assists and had a team-high four steals. Glenn Robinson III finished the game with 14 points on 6-of-8 shooting.
• Jordan Morgan and Jon Horford combined for 12 points, 15 rebounds and five blocks. The duo hit all six field goal attempts in the game. Morgan had six points, eight rebounds and three blocks, while Horford had six points, seven rebounds and two blocks.

Feb 11, 2014; Columbus, OH, USA; Michigan Wolverines head coach John Beilein gives some instruction to guard Derrick Walton Jr. (10) in the game against the Ohio State Buckeyesat the Schottenstein Center. Michigan won the game 70-60. Mandatory Credit: Greg Bartram-USA TODAY Sports

Feb 11, 2014; Columbus, OH, USA; Michigan Wolverines head coach John Beilein gives some instruction to guard Derrick Walton Jr. (10) in the game against the Ohio State Buckeyesat the Schottenstein Center. Michigan won the game 70-60. Mandatory Credit: Greg Bartram-USA TODAY Sports

Inside The Game:

• Michigan Coach: John Beilein | 140-91 (seventh season) | 691-409 (36th season)
• Wisconsin Coach: Bo Ryan | 311–118 (13th season) | 694–221 (30th season)
• Series History: Today’s game will be the second meeting of the season between Michigan and Wisconsin. U-M’s 77-70 victory, on Jan. 18, snapped an 11-game losing streak in Madison, a span of 15 years. Overall, U-M has a 91-66 all-time mark against Wisconsin with a 55-21 home record. However, Michigan has won just three of the last eight meetings in Ann Arbor. The Wolverines claimed a 59-41 decision last year at Crisler Center.

ABOUT THE OPPONENT:
• After opening the season with 16 straight wins, Wisconsin had a lost five games during a six game stretch before rebounding winning their last three straight games – at Illinois (75-63, Feb. 4), Michigan State (60-58, Feb. 9) and Minnesota (78-70, Feb. 13).
• Wisconsin has four players averaging in double figures led by Sam Dekker’s 13.4 points per game. The three other double figure Badgers include: Ben Brust (132), Frank Kaminsky (12.5) and Traevon Jackson (10.7).
• Josh Gasser leads the Badgers shooting 42.3 percent from long range as 55 percent of his offense is on three-point field goals. Frank Kaminsky is second on Wisconsin shooting 40.7 percent from beyond the arc.
• Ben Brust leads the Big Ten shooting 90.3 percent (56-for-62) on the free throw line
• Nigel Hayes, who is a three-time Big Ten Freshman of the Week, has come off the bench in all 25 games and averages 8.1 points and 2.7 rebounds.
• Wisconsin has used the same starting line-up in all 25 games — Traevon Jackson, Ben Brust and Josh Gasser on the perimeter and Sam Dekker and Frank Kaminsky down low.

INSIDE THE GAME NOTES
• With Michigan’s first win at Ohio State in 11 years, U-M improves to 18-6 overall and 10-2 in the Big Ten, placing them atop the Big Ten standings.
• U-M legend Gary Grant (1985-88) will be inducted into the prestigious U-M Athletics Hall of Honor on a Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, ceremony. In addition to Grant, women’s track and cross country runner Katie McGregor (1996-99) and football lineman Mark Messner (1985-88) will be enshrined.
• Jordan Morgan was selected as one of five Division I men’s college basketball student-athletes named the Allstate NABC Good Works Team, as announced by the NABC

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