Jan. 26, 2010
Prior to the game, U-M head coach John Beilein announced Manny Harris was reinstated to the team after serving a one-game suspension. He did not start against the Spartans but entered with 16:48 remaining in the first half. This marks his first career game played that he started on the bench; he played 36 minutes.
With the loss, Michigan falls to 10-10 on the season and 3-5 in Big Ten play.
With the loss, Michigan falls to 91-73 (84-70*) all-time against Michigan State. The Wolverines are now 56-28 against the Spartans in Ann Arbor.
The game against Michigan State marks the Wolverines' fourth consecutive game against a ranked opponent. Michigan is now 2-4 against ranked opponents this season.
Keeping in theme with the "Maize Out", the Wolverines wore their maize uniforms for the eighth time this season. U-M is 5-3 in these contests.
Michigan held a 27-25 lead at halftime. The loss means the Wolverines are now 7-4 this season (2-3 in Big Ten play) when leading at the half.
Michigan is now 1-6 (0-4 in Big Ten play) in games decided by six points or fewer. The loss against Michigan State also marks the first time all season the Wolverines have lost a game within the final five seconds.
The loss against Michigan State marked the eighth game this season when the Wolverines have shot less than 30 percent (7-of-29, 24 percent) from three-point range. They are 3-5 in these contests.
The game featured 17 lead changes.
DeShawn Sims recorded a game-high 19 points in the loss (7-of-18 FG, 3-of-5 3PT). He added five rebounds and a steal.
In his return from a one-game suspension, Manny Harris scored 16 points (5-of-13 FG, 1-of-5 3PT). He also tied a career high with five steals (Alabama, Nov. 29, 2009) and added a game-high five assists and four rebounds.
Just two Wolverines, DeShawn Sims (19 points) and Manny Harris (16 points), scored in double figures. U-M is now 4-9 this season when fewer than three players reach double-digit scoring.
Michigan recorded a season-low four turnovers against Michigan State. On offense, the Wolverines dished out 14 assists on 19 made field goals.
The U-M defense forced the Spartans into 18 turnovers, leading to 23 points for the Wolverines.
With his 19 points against Michigan State, DeShawn Sims moved into 23rd place on the Wolverines' all-time scoring list, passing John Tidwell (1,386). Sims now has 1,398 points in his U-M career.
With his five rebounds against Michigan State, DeShawn Sims moved into 19th place on the Wolverines' all-time rebound list, passing Graham Brown (632). Sims now has 636 rebounds in his U-M career.
With his 16 points against Michigan State, Manny Harris moved into 18th place on the Wolverines' all-time scoring list, passing Phil Hubbard (1,455). Harris now has 1,467 points in his U-M career.
With his four assists against Michigan State, Stu Douglass moved up two spots into 41st place on the Wolverines' all-time assists list. He passed Kirk Taylor (128) and Mark Lozier (130). Douglass now has 131 assists in his U-M career.
The Wolverine defense limited one of Michigan State's strengths, as the Spartans only scored two fast-break points. Michigan scored 13 points on its fast breaks.
Michigan State scored 28 points in the paint, compared to just 16 for Michigan.
Michigan State held the rebounding advantage 41-25 in the contest.
For the second straight game, the Wolverines went with the starting lineup of Zack Novak, Stu Douglass, Anthony Wright, Laval Lucas-Perry, and DeShawn Sims.
With appearances against Michigan State, DeShawn Sims has now played in 117 consecutive games for Michigan, while Zack Gibson has played in 87 straight for the Wolverines. Stu Douglass also extended his consecutive games streak to 55, while Laval Lucas-Perry extended his consecutive games streak to 45.
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