Wow! Eleven Straight!

The Michigan men's basketball team trailed this afternoon at Northwestern by eight at the half, but on the momentum of an early second half rally, the Wolverines coasted to a 77-70 victory. The win puts Michigan at 4-0 in the Big Ten Conference play, and 11-6 overall.

The Wolverines led for most of the first half, but Northwestern put on a flurry late in the half to go into the locker room leading 40-32. The Wildcats added the first basket of the half on an alley-oop dunk to extend the lead to 42-32. But then Michigan made a 13-3 run, with freshman guard Lester Abram's two consecutive three-pointers to knot the game 45-45 at the 15:55 mark. The game was still tied 50-50 at the 10:50 mark, when freshman point guard Daniel Horton got hot and Northwestern got into serious foul trouble. Horton hit three 3-pointers and freshman center Chris Hunter added two baskets for Michigan to take a 66-57 lead by the 4:40 mark. From there Michigan coasted to the victory.

Horton led the Wolverines with 22 points (including 6 of 13 from three-point range) and five assists. Senior forward LaVell Blanchard had another strong game with 19 points and nine rebounds.

The league-leading Wolverine's next game is at home on Wednesday evening against Minnesota (9-5, 1-2), who beat Michigan State at home this afternoon, 77-69. With 11 strait victories, Michigan owns the nation's best winning streak!

(AP Photo/Brian Kersey)

(AP Photo/Brian Kersey)

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