Ann Arbor, MI (WKZO) – The Wolverines have now won 15 straight games, one shy of the school record to start a season, after rolling over the Iowa Hawkeyes 95-67.
Michigan’s big three of Glenn Robinson III, Trey Burke and Tim Hardaway Jr. combined for 58 points on 22-36 (61%) from the field for the Wolverines. Burke also finished with career high 12 assists, while Jordan Morgan and Mitch McGary each recorded double figures in rebounds.
Iowa’s defense had allowed only 61 points per game and held the Wolverines to only 17 points with 7:06 left in the half. But by halftime, the lethal Michigan offense woke up and ended the half with a 46-35 advantage.
Michigan’s dominance continued into the 2nd half and by the first media timeout, the Wolverines had scored 41 points in an 11 minute span.
Michigan native Roy Devyn Marble scored 14 for Iowa (11-4, 0-2 Big Ten), who will next face Michigan State on January 10.
Michigan's 95 points against Iowa are tied for its most in a Big Ten game since the Wolverines scored 112 points against Indiana on February 22, 1998.
For Glenn Robinson III, it was the 3rd time this season he scored 20 points or more and became the 1st Michigan freshman to record 20 points and 10 rebounds in a game since LaVell Blanchard did it 3 times in the 1999-00 season.
The 1985-86 team holds the record with 16 straight wins to open the season, and John Beilen’s team should be able to tie the record with their next game against Nebraska on Wednesday.