Feb. 23, 2010
Tonight's game marked the only meeting this season between the Wolverines and the Fighting Illini.
With the loss, Michigan falls to 13-14 on the season and 6-9 in Big Ten play.
With the loss, Michigan falls to 71-84 (67-80*) all-time against Illinois. The Wolverines are now 47-28 against the Fighting Illini at Crisler Arena. John Beilein is now 2-4 against Illinois all-time.
Manny Harris led the Wolverines with a game-high 15 points. Harris added a game-high four assists, 11 rebounds and a steal in the loss.
With his 15 points and 11 rebounds, Manny Harris recorded his fifth double-double of the season, and the 11th in his Michigan career. The Wolverines are 3-2 this season (8-3 career) when Harris records a double-double.
DeShawn Sims tied a season high with 13 rebounds (last at Wisconsin, Jan. 20). Sims added seven points, an assist and two steals in the loss against Illinois.
Zack Novak tied a season high by making four three-pointers (4-of-10) en route to 12 points in the loss. This is the third time this season (all in Big Ten play) that he has made four three-pointers. Novak added four rebounds in the loss.
Zack Gibson recorded a career-high four steals in the loss to Illinois. Gibson added seven points, two rebounds, an assist and a block in the loss.
With his seven points against Illinois, DeShawn Sims moved into 18th place on the Wolverines' all-time scoring list, passing Bernard Robinson, Jr. (1,505). Sims now has 1,511 points in his U-M career.
With his 11 rebounds against Illinois, Manny Harris moved up four spots into 31st place on the Wolverines' all-time rebounds list. He passed Mike McGee (530), Campy Russell (531), Larry Tregoning (534) and Jimmy King (538). Harris now has 539 rebounds in his U-M career.
Michigan shot a season-low 16-of-35 from the field in the loss. Its previous low total for field goals made was 17 (last vs. Wisconsin, Feb. 6).
Just two Wolverines, Manny Harris (15 points) and Zack Novak (12 points), scored in double figures. Michigan is now 5-13 this season when only two players score double-digit points.
Michigan committed only five turnovers, marking the 12th time this season (eighth in Big Ten play) the Wolverines have totaled single-digit turnovers. U-M is 5-7 in these contests. The Wolverines forced Illinois into 17 turnovers, leading to 11 points.
Michigan lost the rebounding battle 50-35. This marks the sixth consecutive game in which U-M was outrebounded. The Wolverines are 8-11 this season (4-6 in Big Ten play) when they are out-rebounded by their opponent.
For the fifth straight game, Michigan went with the starting lineup of Darius Morris, Stu Douglass, Zack Novak, Manny Harris, and DeShawn Sims.
DeShawn Sims has now played in 124 consecutive games, while Zack Gibson has played in 94 straight games for the Wolverines. Stu Douglass also extended his consecutive games streak to 62, while Laval Lucas-Perry extended his consecutive games streak to 53.
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