Dec. 22, 2009
The win over Coppin State was Michigan's 500th at Crisler Arena. The Wolverines are 500-137 all-time in the building.
For the second straight game, Michigan went with the same starting lineup: Stu Douglass, Laval Lucas-Perry, Zack Novak, Manny Harris and DeShawn Sims.
Michigan improves to 2-0 all-time against Coppin State with the win. U-M's only other meeting came Dec. 28, 2005, with the Wolverines winning 81-53.
With his start against Kansas, Manny Harris has now started all 78 games in his U-M career, while Stu Douglass has played in all 46 in his career. Zack Gibson extended his consecutive-games played streak to 78, while DeShawn Sims has played in 108 consecutive for Michigan.
Making his second consecutive start, Stu Douglass tied career highs in points (20), three-point field goals (six), three-point attempts (10) and rebounds (five). It was the first time this season that someone other than DeShawn Sims or Manny Harris led the team in scoring.
DeShawn Sims scored 18 points, his fifth straight game in double figures. He also pulled down five rebounds.
For the first time since last season's Big Ten Tournament semifinal against Illinois (March 13, 2009), Manny Harris was held inside single digits. He scored five points in the win against Coppin State but led the team in assists (seven).
Zack Novak continued to struggle with his three-point shot (1-of-18 in last four games) but scored 11 points and grabbed five rebounds.
Laval Lucas-Perry scored 10 first-half points and set a career high in rebounding (six), which led the team against Coppin State. He also had three assists and two steals.
Matt Vogrich came off the bench to hit two three-pointers, his first multi-field goal game since the season opener against Northern Michigan.
The Wolverines shot better than 50 percent from the field in the first half for the fourth time this season. The other instances came against Northern Michigan (54 percent), Marquette (52 percent) and Detroit (50 percent). U-M shot 49 percent for the game.
Michigan held Coppin State to just 33 percent shooting, the lowest mark for any team this season facing the Wolverines since the season opener against Northern Michigan (31 percent).
Michigan went 21-for-28 (75 percent) on two-point field goal attempts, compared to 11-for-33 (33 percent) on three-point attempts.
The 11 three-pointers were a season high. The previous best was 10 (set twice), against Houston Baptist and Creighton.
The Wolverines had a season-high 25 assists on 30 made field goals. The previous best was 24, set in the season opener against Northern Michigan. Michigan's assist-to-turnover ratio was 3:1, the best mark of the season.
Michigan forced 19 turnovers and turned them into 22 points. U-M also beat Coppin State on fast-break points (17-2) and points in the paint (32-12).