Illinois vs. Michigan: Recap, Stats, and Box Score

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Illinois vs. Michigan: Recap, Stats, and Box Score
Illinois 58
(20-9, 6-4 away)
(7) Michigan 71
(23-4, 19-0 home)
Venue: Crisler Arena
1:00PM ET / 10:00AM PT, February 24, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Illinois 31 27 58
Michigan 28 43 71
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Illinois T Abrams 10 T Abrams 5 D Richardson 4
Michigan T Burke 26 T Hardaway Jr 7 T Burke 8

Illinois lost in front of the home crowd against No. 7 Michigan 71-58 in conference play on Sunday, Feb. 24. With the loss, the Fighting Illini drop to 4-5 versus AP-Ranked teams this season. The Fighting Illini were led by Nnanna Egwu, who put up nine points and five rebounds. D.J. Richardson scored a team-high 10 points. For the Wolverines, Trey Burke got a game-high 26 points and eight assists. Illinois (20-9, 7-8 Big Ten) gets Nebraska (13-14, 4-10 Big Ten) at home on Saturday, Mar. 2.

Illinois Game Notes

  • The last time Illini started the season 20-9 was 2006.
  • Prior to this game, Illini played 55 Top 25 opponents in the last five seasons with a record of 18-37.
  • Illinois has lost 80 percent of the time this season (1-4) after recording seven or fewer assists.
  • When the opposition shoots a field goal percentage of 51.0 percent or better this season, Illinois has lost 100 percent of the time (0-4).
  • Illini set a season low for steals (three).
  • This is the third loss of the season where the Fighting Illini opponent came back to win after being down at halftime.
  • D.J. Richardson has led the team in scoring in eight out of 29 games this season.
  • Nnanna Egwu has led the team in rebounding in nine out of 29 games this season.
  • D.J. Richardson has 10 straight double-digit point games.
  • This was the first foul out of the season for Joseph Bertrand.

Michigan Game Notes

  • Trey Burke accounted for 36.6 percent of the team's points.
  • The top two rebounders (Tim Hardaway Jr and Jordan Morgan) accounted for 44.8 percent of the rebounds.
  • Trey Burke has led the team in scoring 17 times in 27 games this season.
  • Tim Hardaway Jr has led the team in rebounding six times in 27 games this season.
  • This marks the 14th 20-point game of Trey Burke's career.
  • Trey Burke has 27 straight double-digit point games.
Illini PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
BNnanna Egwu27951121
BTyler Griffey18920000
B-D.J. Richardson361014003
B-Tracy Abrams351051103
C+Brandon Paul281041024
C+Myke Henry13340000
C-Sam McLaurin22320001
C-Joseph Bertrand21410101
MICH PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
A+Trey Burke392638101
B+Tim Hardaway Jr361373204
B+Caris LeVert16821100
BJordan Morgan17162101
BG. Robinson III361030200
B-Mitch McGary16620111
CJon Horford7411001
CSpike Albrecht7310101
DNik Stauskas26030001

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