6:30 PM ET, January 30, 2013
Crisler Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Trey Burke scores 18 as top-ranked Michigan shrugs off Northwestern
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Trey Burke raised his eyebrows in disbelief when asked about Michigan's most remarkable stat of the night."We only had two turnovers as a team?" Burke said.The top-ranked Wolverines were nearly flawless at the start Wednesday night, and they went on to an easy 68-46 victory over Northwestern.
Michigan Takes Care of the Ball
Michigan committed two turnovers against Northwestern, tying three other teams for the fewest turnovers in a game this season.They are the first from that group to beat a Division I opponent.
Fewest Turnovers in a Game
|Nov. 21||St. Francis (PA)*||2||Colgate|
|Nov. 10||Santa Clara||2||Simpson (CA)|
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Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||19-51 (.373)||25-49 (.510)|
|3P Made-Attempted||4-19 (.211)||6-15 (.400)|
|FT Made-Attempted||4-8 (.500)||12-18 (.667)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||14 (0/0)||9 (0/0)|
Next 5 Games
Big Ten Conference Standings
Michigan becomes the first team to 20 wins this season. The Wolverines will try to become the 1st team since Kansas 5 years ago to win the national title after being the first team to 20 wins. The previous 4 teams to get to crack the 20-win mark 1st didn't even make the Final Four.[+]
1st Team to 20 Wins - Previous 5 Seasons
Michigan is the fourth Division I team this season to commit two turnovers - none have committed fewer. Surprisingly, the Wolverines are the only one of the four to beat a Division I opponent.[+]
Fewest Turnovers by Division I Team This Season
Trey Burke is the only Big Ten player to score at least 15 points in every conference game so far this season.
Michigan did not commit a turnover in the first half against Northwestern. The Wolverines' season low for turnovers in a game is three against Central Michigan.
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