Dec. 13, 2009
The 75-64 win over Detroit was the program's 499th win at Crisler Arena. It was the first time this season that Michigan came back to win a game after trailing at half (1-3 on the season).
Michigan moved to 23-4 all-time against Detroit with the win.
With the return of Zack Novak, Michigan returned to its regular starting lineup of Darius Morris, Laval Lucas-Perry, Zack Novak, Manny Harris, and DeShawn Sims.
With his start against Detroit, Manny Harris has now started all 76 games in his U-M career, while Stu Douglass has played in all 44 in his career. Zack Gibson extended his consecutive-games played streak to 76, while DeShawn Sims has played in 106 consecutive for Michigan.
Manny Harris scored 27 points (14 in the first half) to lead the Wolverines in scoring. He has scored double-digit points in all nine games this season. Harris also recorded a game-high six assists.
DeShawn Sims recorded his 10th career double-double with 23 points and a game-high 12 rebounds. This marked his 10th career game with 10-plus rebounds and his fourth of the season. He also recorded a season-high four assists.
This marked the second game this season that Manny Harris and DeShawn Sims each had 20-plus points. The last time was against Houston Baptist (Nov. 20, 2009). Today, the duo went 18-28 combined from the field; accounting for two-thirds of Michigan's scoring.
Stu Douglass recorded two season highs against Detroit. He scored nine points coming off the bench and saw 32 minutes of action. He also added three rebounds, four assists, and two steals.
The Wolverines shot over 50 percent from the field for just the second time this season (25-49, 51 percent). They shot 57 percent in the season-opening win over Northern Michigan on Nov. 14.
The Wolverines went 17-of-21 from the free-throw line, the most makes since the season opener on Nov. 14 against Northern Michigan (18-of-22). Manny Harris led the way by converting 8-of-10 from the charity stripe.
For the third time this season, Michigan had three players score double-digit points: Manny Harris (27), DeShawn Sims (23) and Laval Lucas-Perry (10). The last time this many players scored in double digits was Nov. 26 against Creighton in the Old Spice Classic.
For only the third time this season, Michigan outrebounded its opponent (35-26). It was the first time since Nov. 26 against Creighton in the Old Spice Classic (39-37).
Michigan has had more assists than turnovers in every game this season. Against Detroit, the Wolverines had 16 assists and 13 turnovers.
For the first time this season, five Michigan players logged more than 30 minutes: Zack Novak (34), Manny Harris (38), DeShawn Sims (30), Laval Lucas-Perry (36) and Stu Douglass (32).