Feb. 17, 2010
With the victory, Michigan improved to 13-12 on the season and 6-7 in Big Ten play. The Wolverines have won their last two contests.
Michigan's back-to-back road wins over Minnesota and Iowa are the first back-to-back road wins for the Wolverines since the 2005-06 season when they defeated Minnesota (Jan. 21, 2006) and Penn State (Feb. 1, 2006) in consecutive road contests.
The victory improves U-M's all-time record against Iowa to 86-57 (82-52*). The Wolverines are now 34-35 all-time against the Hawkeyes in Iowa City. The Maize and Blue has won six of the last seven against Iowa and John Beilein is now 6-2 in his career against the Hawkeyes.
Michigan went to overtime in Iowa City for the second consecutive season. Last year, the Wolverines dropped a 70-60 decision (Feb. 22, 2009) at Iowa.
U-M made a season-high 14 three-point field goals against the Hawkeyes. Michigan's previous season best was 11 against Coppin State (Dec. 22, 2009). The 14 made threes are the most for the Maize and Blue since making 16 against Eastern Michigan (Dec. 13, 2008).
The game was Michigan's second overtime contest of the season. The Wolverines defeated Creighton, 83-76, in overtime on Nov. 26 in the quarterfinals of the Old Spice Classic.
Michigan scored 80 points for the first time since defeating Creighton 83-76 on Nov. 26. U-M has scored 80 or more points just three times this season; the Wolverines are 3-0 in those contests.
DeShawn Sims recorded the 13th double-double of his career with 27 points and 10 rebounds. U-M is now 11-2 in games in which Sims records a double-double.
Manny Harris also had a double-double with 20 points and 10 rebounds. Harris also recorded seven assists in the contest. It was the 10th double dip for Harris in his career; U-M is 8-2 in games when Harris records a double-double.
DeShawn Sims and Manny Harris registered double-doubles in the same game for the third time. The previous two occurrences also happened this season, against Northern Michigan (Nov. 14, 2009) and against Creighton (Nov. 26, 2009). U-M is 3-0 in games when both Sims and Harris achieve double-doubles.
DeShawn Sims (27 points) and Manny Harris (20 points) each scored 20 or more points in the same game for the seventh time this season and the second game in a row. Michigan is 7-0 when Harris and Sims each score 20 or more points.
With his 20 points, Manny Harris moved past Jimmy King (1992-95) into 15th on U-M's career scoring list. Harris now has 1,549 career points.
Laval Lucas-Perry scored 11 points against Iowa; he was the third Wolverine in double figures in the contest. U-M is 7-1 when three or more players score in double figures.
Zack Novak recorded a career-best five assists against the Hawkeyes. Novak's previous high was three, achieved seven times in his career, most recently at Indiana (Dec. 31, 2009).
Zack Gibson recorded a career-high three blocked shots against Iowa. Gibson has twice had two blocks in a game, the last time was against Detroit (Dec. 13, 2009). Gibson was also a perfect 1-for-1 shooting in the contest, he is now 9-for-11 (81.8 percent) shooting in Big Ten play.
U-M had four players finish the game with three or more made three-point field goals. Manny Harris connected on four triples in the game, while Zack Novak, Stu Douglass and Laval Lucas-Perry all made three trifectas.
Michigan shot 58.3 percent (7-for-12) from three-point range in the first half. Laval Lucas-Perry made three, Stu Douglass had two and Manny Harris and Zack Novak each made a three-pointer in the opening frame.
For the third straight game, Michigan went with a starting lineup of Darius Morris, Stu Douglass, Manny Harris, Zack Novak and DeShawn Sims.
DeShawn Sims has now played in 122 consecutive games for Michigan, while Zack Gibson has played in 92 straight for the Wolverines. Stu Douglass also extended his consecutive games streak to 60, while Laval Lucas-Perry extended his consecutive games streak to 51.