Michigan-Penn State Postgame Notes

March 14, 2013

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  • The Wolverines tied the Big Ten Tournament record for fewest turnovers in a game with four. They share the record with three other teams (Purdue-2011; Indiana-2003; Wisconsin-2000).
  • Michigan gets its first-ever win over Penn State in the Big Ten Tournament, improving to 1-2.
  • It was the 13th time this season Michigan has put 80 or more points on the board and the seventh time against a Big Ten opponent.
  • Michigan improved to 29-0 under head coach John Beilein when scoring 80 or more points.
  • The Wolverines have won their first Big Ten Tournament game in seven straight seasons.
  • Junior guard Tim Hardaway Jr. played in his 100th career game, the 59th Wolverine to play in 100 or more games. Today's start was his 100th, making him the 19th Wolverine to start 100 games in his career.
  • Sophomore guard Trey Burke led all scorers with 21 points. Burke has 62 double-figure games in 66 career appearances. He is the only Wolverine to score in double figures in all 32 games this year. It was his fourth-straight effort of 20 or most points and 12th of the season.
  • Burke set a new career mark with three blocked shots.
  • Freshman forward Mitch McGary had his second career double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds, shooting 5-of-6 from the field. The 11 rebounds ties his career high.
  • Michigan had four players (Burke-21, Tim Hardaway Jr. - 15, Nik Stauskas-15, McGary-11,) score in double figures for the second-straight game and the 17th time this season.
  • For the 13th time this season and second-straight game Michigan held its opponent to fewer than 10 trips to the free throw line (5-for-8). The Wolverines are 11-2 in those games.

Penn State

  • Three Nittany Lions scored in double figures: sophomore guard D.J. Newbill (20 points), junior forward Sasa Borovnjak (15) and sophomore forward Ross Travis (12).
  • Travis posted his fifth career double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds.
  • Newbill eclipsed the 20-point mark for the 10th time in his career. He tied a Penn State record in Big Ten tournament play with 10 made field goals.
  • Borovnjak opened the game 5-of-5 from the field with 10 points.
  • Penn State shot above 48 percent (29-of-60, 48.3 percent) for only the fifth time this season. The Lions own a 3-2 record in those games.
  • The Nittany Lions held a 44-38 advantage in points scored in the paint.
  • Penn State owns an all-time record of 9-16 in Big Ten tournament play. The Nittany Lions are 4-8 in games played at the United Center and are 5-11 all-time in Big Ten first-round games.
  • After Michigan opened the game with a three-pointer from Trey Burke, the Nittany Lions surged ahead with a 14-0 run over a five-minute stretch of play.