Feb. 6, 2010
With the loss, Michigan falls to 11-12 on the season and 4-7 in Big Ten play.
With the loss, Michigan falls to 89-62 (82-60*) all-time against Wisconsin. The Wolverines are now 54-20 all-time against the Badgers at Crisler Arena. John Beilein is now 0-7 against Wisconsin all-time.
Wisconsin marked the fifth ranked opponent for the Wolverines in the last seven games. Michigan is 1-4 in these five contests and 2-5 this season against ranked opponents.
DeShawn Sims led the Wolverines with 18 points, tying a game high with Wisconsin's Jason Bohannon. Sims added four rebounds and an assist in the loss.
Darius Morris made his first start since Dec. 13 (vs. Detroit). He scored eight points and added three assists, a rebound, and a steal.
With his 11 points against Wisconsin, Manny Harris became the 18th player in U-M history to surpass 1,500 career points. Harris now has 1,509 in his Michigan career, good for 17th on the Wolverines' all-time scoring list. During the game, he passed Bernard Robinson Jr. (1,505) to move up one spot on the Wolverines' all-time scoring list.
With his three assists against Wisconsin, Stu Douglass is now tied for 37th on the Wolverines' all-time assists list. He is now tied with Leslie Rockymore with 136 assists.
Just two Wolverines, DeShawn Sims (18 points) and Manny Harris (11 points), scored in double figures. U-M is now 4-11 this season when only two players score double-digit points.
Michigan shot 17-of-39 (43 percent) from the field, tying its lowest number of attempts in a game since Nov. 22, 2005, at Boston University.
U-M shot two-of-11 (18 percent) from behind the arc, a season low. The Wolverines did not attempt their first three-point field goal until 2:50 left in the first half (Harris). Michigan attempted two three-pointers in the first half and 11 for the game, far below the previous average of 24.8 treys attempted per game.
Michigan only committed eight turnovers, marking the eighth time this season (fourth in Big Ten play) the Wolverines have totaled single-digit turnovers. Michigan is 3-5 in these contests.
Michigan went with the starting lineup of Darius Morris, Stu Douglass, Zack Novak, Manny Harris, and DeShawn Sims.
With appearances against Wisconsin, DeShawn Sims has now played in 120 consecutive games for Michigan, while Zack Gibson has played in 90 straight for the Wolverines. Stu Douglass also extended his consecutive games streak to 58, while Laval Lucas-Perry extended his consecutive games streak to 49.
During halftime of Michigan's game against Wisconsin, U-M honored the 25th anniversary of the 1984-85 Big Ten Championship team. The 1984-85 Michigan men's basketball team finished the season with a 26-4 record, which remains the program's all-time highest winning percentage. The team posted the best Big Ten regular-season record in Wolverine history, going 16-2 on its way to the Big Ten title. Michigan earned a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament and entered the postseason ranked No. 2 nationally. The Wolverines finished the season on a 17-game winning streak, the longest streak in Michigan history, before falling to eventual national champion Villanova. The Wolverines were coached by Big Ten and National Coach of the Year Bill Frieder and were led on the court by unanimous Big Ten Player of the Year and second team All-America center Roy Tarpley. He was joined on the All-Big Ten team by teammates Antoine Joubert, Butch Wade, Richard Rellford, and Big Ten Freshman of the Year Gary Grant.
U-M celebrated the 25th anniversary of the 1984-85 Big Ten Championship team. On hand for the reunion was head coach Bill Frieder, assistant coach Dave Hammer, players Chuck DeGlopper, Gary Grant, Antoine Joubert, Leslie Rockymore, Steve Stoyko, Garde Thompson and Butch Wade, and team managers Tom Alig, Phil Giroux and Chris Schrot.