Nov. 29, 2009
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Manny Harris was named to the Old Spice Classic All-Tournament team. During his three games, Harris averaged 22.7 points, 9.0 rebounds, 5.7 assists, 2.7 steals and played in 40.0 minutes per game. He had three straight games of 20-plus points and recorded two double-doubles - nearly missing his second triple double of the season against Creighton (20 points, 11 assists, nine rebounds). During the event, he set career bests for minutes (45) and steals (5) and recorded a season-best 26 points against Alabama and 11 assists against Creighton.
For their efforts in the classroom, Manny Harris and Zack Novak were honored at the Old Spice Classic as Scholar-Ballers. They were two of 29 players acknowledged at the event.
The Wolverines have started the same five players in all five games this season -- Darius Morris, Laval Lucas-Perry, Zack Novak, Manny Harris and DeShawn Sims.
With his start against Alabama, Manny Harris has now played and started all 72 games in his U-M career. He has not missed a game in his three seasons. Stu Douglass extended his consecutive games streak to 40, while DeShawn Sims has played in 102 consecutive games and 105 total for Michigan.
With a season-best 26 points against Alabama, Manny Harris has now scored 20 or more points in four consecutive games and four of the first five games this season. It was 59th game scoring in double figures, the 25th 20-plus point game in his career and the 40th time he has led U-M in scoring in a game. Overall, Harris leads U-M with 22.2 points per game.
For the fifth straight game, Manny Harris grabbed at least eight rebounds. Through five games, he leads U-M with a 9.6 per-game average. He has 420 in his career as he continues to move closer to the 500-rebound plateau.
Manny Harris recorded his third double-double in five games this season with a 26-point and 10-rebound effort against Alabama. Overall, it marked his ninth career double-double.
With his 26 points against Alabama, Manny Harris moved up two spots on the Wolverines' all-time scoring list with 1,217 career points, which is good for 32nd all-time. He also became the 33rd Wolverine to surpass 1,200 career points.
Manny Harris set a new career best with five steals against Alabama. He surpassed his prior best of four steals, which he had accomplished in four previous games. Overall, Harris now has 99 career steals and is 26 away from cracking U-M's all-time top 10.
Both Zack Novak and Stu Douglass tied their career highs with three steals against Alabama. Novak has now done it twice in his career, while Douglass three times.
Michigan had a season-best 15 steals against Alabama. It marks the second time the Wolverines have tallied a double-digit steal game after collecting 10 against Creighton early in the Old Spice Classic. For the season, U-M has 45 steals for 9.0 per game average.