Jan. 23, 2010
Before the game, Coach Beilein announced he had suspended junior guard Manny Harris for an act of unsportsmanlike conduct during Friday's practice.
With the loss, Michigan fell to 10-9 (3-4 Big Ten) on the season. The Wolverines are 1-5 on the road this season.
Michigan is now 61-82 (55-76*) all-time against Purdue (21-52 in West Lafayette).
The game against Purdue marked the Wolverines' third straight game against a ranked opponent. Michigan is now 2-3 against ranked opponents this season.
DeShawn Sims scored a game-high 21 points. He also added a game-high eight rebounds in the defeat.
DeShawn Sims scored 20-plus points for the eighth time this season and the 18th time in his U-M career.
Anthony Wright replaced Manny Harris in the starting lineup of Laval Lucas-Perry, Stu Douglass, Wright, Zack Novak, and DeShawn Sims. This was Wright's 13th career start (last at Maryland on Dec. 3, 2008).
Manny Harris' suspension against Purdue marked the first time in his 85-game U-M career that he did not start a game. However, Stu Douglass has now played in all 54 in his career. Zack Gibson also extended his consecutive games played streak to 86, while DeShawn Sims has played in 116 consecutive for Michigan.
Just two Wolverines, DeShawn Sims (21 points) and Zack Novak (16 points), scored in double figures. U-M is now 4-8 when fewer than three players reach double-digit scoring.
U-M forced Purdue into 11 turnovers in the contest. It is the 15th time this season the Wolverines have forced an opponent into double-digit turnovers.
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