Nov. 20, 2009
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Michigan's 77-55 win over Houston Baptist marked the Wolverines' 497th win at Crisler Arena.
Friday's game marked the first-ever meeting between Michigan and Houston Baptist.
Michigan's starting five were: Darius Morris, Laval Lucas-Perry, Zack Novak, Manny Harris, and DeShawn Sims.
Sims recorded six rebounds to give him 502 for his career, making him the 38th player in U-M history to record 500 rebounds. With 1,070 career points, he become the 26th player in U-M history to reach 1,000 points and 500 rebounds.
Sims also tied his career high with five three-point field goals en route to scoring 22 points. He also hit five three-pointers against Iowa (Jan. 19, 2008), scoring 18 points.
Harris led the team in scoring with 25 points. He also tacked on a game-high eight rebounds and two steals, as well as three assists.
Stu Douglass set a career high and game high with seven assists. He surpassed his previous high of five that he accomplished exactly one year ago today against UCLA in the 2K Sports Classic.
Zack Gibson tied his career high with six rebounds for the fifth time (Last vs. Duke in the 2K Sports Classic -- Nov. 21, 2008).
Anthony Wright tied a career high with two steals for the sixth time (Last vs. Michigan Tech -- Nov. 11, 2008).
By the second media timeout at 11:58 in the first half, Michigan was shooting only 3-of-16 from the field and 1-of-8 from the three-point line. The Wolverines concluded the night shooting 26-of-71 from the field and 10-of-28 from the three-point line.
Michigan's 71 field-goal attempts were the most since Nov. 25, 2008, when the Wolverines also attempted 71 against Norfolk State.
Michigan took its first lead of the game, 17-16, on a Zack Gibson free throw with 7:42 left in the first half.
Michigan took the lead for good on back-to-back three-point field goal from Sims with 5:41 remaining in the first half. This sparked an 11-2 run for the Wolverines with an additional score from Gibson and a three-pointer from Harris.
Sims and Harris combined for 31 points in the first half, which accounted for 76 percent of Michigan's scoring. The duo scored more points in the first half than Houston Baptist did combined (29).
The Wolverines held a canned food drive before the game to benefit the Food Gatherers Food Bank of Ann Arbor. Fans attending the game donated over 3,000 cans.
Tonight's attendance was 10,523. It was the largest crowd at Crisler Arena since Feb. 26, 2009, against Purdue.