Numbers: Trey Burke still on pace to break Darius Morris' record, Tim Hardaway Jr. climbing the all-time scoring list
ANN ARBOR -- When Trey Burke first got to Ann Arbor in 2011, the first question he got -- and had gotten for months -- centered around whether or not he'd be able to replace Darius Morris.
Look at him now.
With just one game left before the start of Big Ten play (Saturday vs. Central Michigan), the Wolverine sophomore point guard is third in the conference in scoring at 17.4 points per game and first in assists at 7.1 per game.
Burke's dished out 85 assists through 12 games this year for No. 2 Michigan, keeping him on pace to break Morris' single-season assist record of 235 in a 35-game season. Should Michigan play 35 games this year (the regular season, not including the Big Ten Tournament, consists of 31) Burke's current pace would put him at 248 dimes.
If Burke hits 248 assists this season, he'll move past former point guard Jalen Rose for 7th on the school's all-time assists list.
Tim Hardaway Jr. is quietly climbing Michigan's all-time scoring list. He's currently No. 37, and is 15 points shy of moving in front of Rickey Green. If Hardaway keeps up his 15.8 points per game average through the rest of the regular season, he'll find himself with 1,471 points -- good enough for No. 20 on the all-time list, just in front of former great Phil Hubbard. And that's not including postseason play.
Jordan Morgan's field goal percentage this season, second-best in the Big Ten. Morgan is a career 62.4 percent shooter. He hasn't attempted enough field goals per game (yet) to be counted for the school's all-time record ... but if he gets there, he'd be in position to be the all-time record-holder at Michigan in this category, besting Chris Webber's career mark of 58.9 percent.
Trey Burke's current assists per game average, tying him for No. 1 on the school's all-time list with Rumeal Robinson and Gary Grant.
Rebounds per game by Michigan opponents this season, the top number in the Big Ten Conference.
Michigan's 3-point field goal percentage on the year. Actually, this isn't the best number in the Big Ten -- Indiana leads the league at 41.9 percent.
Michigan's points per possession this season, the third-best number in America -- and, in John Beilein's eyes, one of the game's most telling statistics. Pittsburgh -- who Michigan beat earlier this season -- is No. 1 at 1.26 per possession, Indiana is No. 2 at 1.25.
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