Northwestern vs. Michigan: Recap and Stats

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Northwestern vs. Michigan: Recap and Stats
Northwestern 46
(12-10, 5-3 away)
(1) Michigan 68
(20-1, 16-0 home)
Venue: Crisler Arena
6:30PM ET / 3:30PM PT, January 30, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Northwestern 21 25 46
Michigan 36 32 68
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Northwestern A Olah 10 J Swopshire 8 D Sobolewski 3
Michigan T Burke 18 M McGary 11 T Burke 8

No. 1 Michigan squared off with Northwestern on Wednesday, January 30th and punished the Wildcats 68-46 in conference action. It was all Michigan from the beginning and they led 36-21 at the half. The Wolverines improve their record to 2-1 versus AP-Ranked teams this season with the win. The Wolverines got the win with a game-high 18 points and eight assists from Trey Burke. Mitch McGary also had a great game, scoring six points and adding 11 rebounds. For the Wildcats, Jared Swopshire got eight points and eight rebounds. Michigan (20-1, 7-1 Big Ten) takes on third-ranked Indiana (18-2, 6-1 Big Ten) on Saturday, February 2nd on the road.

Michigan Game Notes

  • This game was statistically over in the 2nd half with 4:00 left to go.
  • The win over Northwestern extended the Michigan winning streak to 4 games.
  • Michigan beat the spread by 5.5 points. That makes the 13th time this season the Wolverines have beaten the spread.
  • This was the 9th blowout win this season (a win by 20 or more points). Over the past 5 seasons, Michigan has been on the winning end of 29 blowout games.
  • Michigan set a season low for turnovers.
  • The Wolverines have recorded more steals than their opponents for the past 4 games.
  • Michigan has turned the ball over less than their opponents for the past 4 games.
  • This is the 13th game at home this season--Michigan has a 24.5 average scoring margin against opponents at home.
  • The top two scorers (Trey Burke and Glenn Robinson III) accounted for 45.5% of the points.
  • Mitch McGary accounted for 35.4% of the team's rebounds.
  • Trey Burke has led the team in scoring in 12 out of 21 games this season.
  • Mitch McGary has led the team in rebounding in 6 out of 21 games this season.
  • Nik Stauskas has 4 straight double-digit point games.
  • Glenn Robinson III has 3 straight double-digit point games.
  • Trey Burke has 21 straight double-digit point games.
  • Mitch McGary recorded the 4th double-digit rebound game of his career.

Northwestern Game Notes

  • Northwestern lost and did not cover the spread.
  • This was the 4th blowout loss this season (a loss by 20 or more points). Over the past 5 seasons, NU has been on the losing end of 20 blowout games.
  • The top two rebounders (Jared Swopshire and Reggie Hearn) accounted for 44.8% of the rebounds.
  • Jared Swopshire has led the team in rebounding 14 times in 22 games this season.
NU PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
BJared Swopshire34882011
BA. Marcotullio27541100
B-Tre Demps21651001
C+Alex Olah251031001
CDave Sobolewski35533001
CReggie Hearn28750002
D+Kale Abrahamson11300000
DMike Turner12001000
-Nikola Cerina3200010
MICH PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
A+Trey Burke341848201
A+Mitch McGary156110001
AJon Horford201070030
BG. Robinson III341320000
BNik Stauskas351112000
BTim Hardaway Jr36723100
-Caris LeVert9100000
-Spike Albrecht4011000
-Max Bielfeldt3000000

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