3-pointers: No. 25 Michigan 70, Illinois 61 

February, 12, 2012
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- For weeks, Michigan has searched for some reliability -- for a way for someone other than senior captains Zack Novak and Stu Douglass to be consistent for the Wolverines.

And while one game isn’t a true barometer of the rest of the season, No. 25 Michigan had to like what it saw during its 70-61 win over Illinois on Sunday.

Michigan had balance -- four players were in double-figures for the first time since Jan. 24 against Purdue. Plus, the Wolverines drove the ball more -- the 16 3-point attempts were the fewest since the Wolverines took only 14 against the Boilermakers.
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