Originally posted on UM Hoops  |  Last updated 2/9/12
1. Novak and Douglass spark 9-2 run to start the game Coming into this game, Michigan didn’t know much about Nebraska. The Wolverines hadn’t played in Lincoln since 1964 and really had no idea what to expect from the Cornhuskers beyond what they saw on film. The best way to settle those early questions was to get out to an early lead and quiet the 7,000 Nebraska fans in attendance. That’s exactly what Michigan did behind the leadership of its two seniors. Zack Novak started the game with a deep three from the top of the key off a handoff and screen from Jordan Morgan to get things going. Novak stayed hot on his next attempt, hitting another three, this time off a pass from Trey Burke. Not only did the bucket give the Wolverines a 6-0 lead, but it was also Novak’s 1,000th career point. He’s now just the 28th Wolverine in history to rack up 1,000 points and 500 rebounds in a Michigan uniform. As John Beilein joked after, Novak probably had the steadiest climb to 1,000 points out of an...
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