1:30 PM ET, January 17, 2010
Crisler Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Wolverines get signature win; Huskies slide to third straight loss
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Michigan looked like the team it expected to be while No. 15 Connecticut struggled -- again.Zack Novak made a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 1½ minutes left and Manny Harris followed with a layup to power the Wolverines to a 68-63 win over the Huskies on Sunday.The Wolverines (10-7) earned the signature win they needed in a season that started with them ranked 15th, coming off their first NCAA tournament appearance since 1998. They'll have to finish the season very strong to earn another bid, but beating Connecticut could prove to be important.
• Michigan won its second straight game against a ranked opponent and handed Connecticut its first three-game losing streak since 2007.
• Manny Harris led Michigan with a game-high 18 points.
• The difference was in 3-point shooting as Michigan made nine (9 of 28) while UConn hit just one (1 of 11).
• The Huskies snapped a three-game road win streak vs. nonconference opponents.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||23-55 (.418)||22-59 (.373)|
|3P Made-Attempted||1-11 (.091)||9-28 (.321)|
|FT Made-Attempted||16-25 (.640)||15-20 (.750)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||18 (0/0)||19 (0/0)|
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