Feb. 27, 2010
With the loss, Michigan falls to 13-15 on the season and 6-10 in Big Ten play.
With the loss, Michigan falls to 71-92 (64-89*) all-time against Ohio State. The Wolverines are now 27-53 against the Buckeyes in Columbus. John Beilein is now 2-4 against Ohio State all-time.
The Wolverines are now 2-6 this season against ranked opponents.
DeShawn Sims, Zack Novak and Darius Morris led the team in scoring with 11 points each. Sims also added six rebounds, Morris added three assists and three rebounds, and Novak added two rebounds.
With his six rebounds against Ohio State, DeShawn Sims now has 703 career rebounds, making him just the seventh player in U-M history to record 1,500 points and 700 rebounds. Sims also moved into 13th place on the Wolverines' all-time rebounds list, passing Chris Webber (702).
With his 10 points against Ohio State, Manny Harris now has 1,594 career points, putting him in a tie with Antoine Joubert for 13th place on the Wolverines' all-time scoring list. Harris also passed Roy Tarpley (1,589).
It was the first game since the season opener against Northern Michigan (Nov. 14) that Michigan had five in double-digit scoring. DeShawn Sims, Zack Novak, Darius Morris, Manny Harris and Stu Douglass all scored in double figures against Ohio State.
Michigan committed only six turnovers, marking the 13th time this season (ninth in Big Ten play) the Wolverines have totaled single-digit turnovers. U-M is now 5-8 in these contests. The Wolverines forced Ohio State into 12 turnovers.
Michigan lost the rebounding battle, 36-20. This marks the seventh consecutive game in which U-M was out-rebounded. The Wolverines are 8-12 this season (4-7 in Big Ten play) when they are out-rebounded by their opponent.
For the sixth 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 125 consecutive games, while Zack Gibson has played in 95 straight games for the Wolverines. Stu Douglass also extended his consecutive games streak to 63, while Laval Lucas-Perry extended his consecutive games streak to 54.
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