Jan. 3, 2010
Michigan improves to 7-6 on the season, 1-1 in Big Ten play.
With the victory, U-M improves to 72-91 (65-88*) all-time against Ohio State. The Wolverines are 44-36 against the Buckeyes in Ann Arbor.
The win was just U-M's second against Ohio State in the last 11 meetings.
The win over OSU was the 501st all-time victory for the Wolverines at Crisler Arena. Michigan improves to 6-1 at home this season.
The Wolverines are now 1-1 against ranked opponents this season, having lost at top-ranked Kansas on Dec. 19. The victory over No. 15 Ohio State was U-M's first over a ranked opponent since March 19, 2009, when the Wolverines defeated No. 24-ranked Clemson in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
Michigan defeated a ranked Ohio State team for the first time since Jan. 16, 1999, when the Wolverines earned an 84-74* victory over No. 21-ranked Ohio State in Ann Arbor. U-M had lost 11-straight to ranked Buckeye teams.
Michigan wore its maize uniforms for the third time this season and improved to 2-1 this season when wearing maize.
Michigan played in front of a sold-out Crisler Arena for the first time this season. The capacity crowd of 13,751 against Ohio State marked the 172nd sellout all time at Crisler Arena.
With his start against Ohio State, Manny Harris has now started all 80 games in his U-M career, while Stu Douglass has played in all 48 in his career. Zack Gibson extended his consecutive-games played streak to 80, while DeShawn Sims has played in 110 consecutive for Michigan.
Manny Harris scored 24 points and is now all alone in 23rd-place in scoring at U-M with 1,364 career points. Harris entered the Ohio State contest with 1,340 career points, tied for 23rd with Maceo Baston (1995-98). It was the 28th 20-plus point game in Harris' career.
Manny Harris made three free throws in the contest, giving him 399 made free throws in his career. Harris moved past Maceo Baston (1995-98) into sixth on U-M's made free throws list. Baston connected on 398 free throws in his career.
With five assists against the Buckeyes, Manny Harris became just the 12th Wolverine to eclipse the 300-assist plateau. Harris now has 304 career assists. It was the 24th time Harris has had five-or-more assists in a game in his career.
DeShawn Sims scored a season-high 28 points, moving him past Eric Turner (1982-84), Maurice Taylor* (1995-97) and Ray Jackson (1992-95) on U-M all-time scoring list. Sims sits 28th in career scoring at U-M with 1,265 points.
DeShawn Sims recorded his 14th career 20-plus point game. His 28 points were just one shy of his career-best 29, set on Feb. 26, 2009 against Purdue. Sims made 13 field goals in the contest, tying his career-high set in that same contest against the Boilermakers. Sims was 13-of-18 from the field and did not attempt a three-point shot for the first time this season.
DeShawn Sims moved into the top-30 in U-M career rebounding with nine boards against Ohio State. Sims now has 577 career rebounds, 30th in school history. Ray Jackson (1992-95) is 29th all-time in rebounding at U-M with 578 career rebounds.
Manny Harris and DeShawn Sims combined to score 52 of Michigan's 73 points in the contest. The duo also grabbed 16 of the Wolverines' 31 rebounds.
Stu Douglass connected on two three-point field goals against the Buckeyes. Douglass has made two-or-more three-pointers in each of the last four games since entering the starting lineup. He had just one multi-three-pointer game in the first nine this season while coming off the bench.
Stu Douglass played 38 minutes against Ohio State. Combined with his 40 minutes against Indiana, Douglass has played 78 of a possible 80 minutes during Big Ten play.
Matt Vogrich's two made field goals were both two-point baskets, the first two-pointers of his career. His first eight made shots were all three-point field goals. Vogrich also finished the contest with a career-high-tying three rebounds.
The Wolverines shot 55.8 percent (29-of-52) from the field in the contest, the best shooting percentage in a game since the season-opener against Northern Michigan (Nov. 14) when U-M shot 57.4 percent (35-of-61).
U-M forced Ohio State into 13 turnovers in the contest. It is the 11th time this season that the Wolverines have forced an opponent into double-digit turnovers.
After the game was tied, 52-52, U-M outscored Ohio State, 21-12 in the final eight minutes.
Michigan played its second game without associate head coach Jerry Dunn, who took a leave of absence earlier this week due to personal reasons. Administrative specialist Jeff Meyer assumed responsibilities.
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