2005-06 BKM at Indiana -- Notes & Quotes


The Wolverines dropped their first road contest of the season at No. 16 Indiana, falling 70-63 in their Big Ten opener.

With the loss, Michigan is 58-31 all time in Big Ten Conference openers.

Michigan is now 1-10 against Indiana in the series' last 11 games and have dropped their last nine straight to the Hoosiers.

Michigan is now 51-95 in the all-time series with Indiana, with three games vacated due to NCAA sanctions. The Wolverines are now 11-59 at Indiana.

The Wolverines played without Lester Abram who was out due to a toe injury. Ron Coleman made the start.

After missing the non-conference season due to academic ineligibility, Brent Petway played in his first game of the 2005-06 season. He finished the game with two points (1-of-3) and one rebound in eight minutes of play.

Courtney Sims and Dion Harris have not missed a single game in their Michigan careers. Both have played in 77 straight games, while Sims has started 69 while Harris has started 52.

Graham Brown's 21 rebounds were the most surrendered by Indiana to a single player this season. Prior to this game, the most rebounds the Hoosiers had allowed to one player were 12.

With his career-high 21 rebounds, Graham Brown becomes just the 13th player in Wolverine history to record at least 20 boards. The last time a Michigan player accomplished the feat was in 1993 when Juwan Howard (1992-94) had 20 against Wisconsin (2/10/93).

Graham Brown's 21 rebounds mark a career best, overtaking his previous mark of 12 set at Penn State (1/15/05). The last time a Michigan player recorded 21 boards was Loy Vaught (1987-90) against Illinois State (3/19/90).

With 20 points at Indiana, Daniel Horton moves into 29th on the Michigan all-time scoring list with a 1,214 point total. Horton surpassed Robert Traylor (1996-98) who previously held the spot with 1,210 points.

Daniel Horton recorded 40 minutes of playing time for the sixth time in his career. The last time Horton played a game in its entirety was against Providence (11/26/04).

With four rebounds at Indiana, Chris Hunter reached and surpassed the 300-rebound mark for his career. Hunter currently has 302 boards.

With six rebounds at Indiana, Dion Harris reached and surpassed the 200-rebound mark for his career. Harris currently has 203 boards.

Courtney Sims dished off two assists at Indiana to match his career-best for the ninth time.

Jevohn Shepherd recorded his third-career block at Indiana.

Jevohn Shepherd played a career-best 22 minutes at Indiana. His previous best was 20, which he has recorded twice this season.

With six minutes at Indiana, Jerret Smith played in his first game since Miami (Ohio) (Nov. 29). Smith missed two games due to an ankle sprain.


Michigan Coach Tommy Amaker
On the turnovers ... "It is tough. You can look at that in a number of different ways. Obviously you're dissapointed in that stat, but we weren't taking advantage of our opportunities. They obviously did that. I was just incredibly impressed with Graham Brown and his heart and soul. He laid it out on the line for us and we didn't have enough of that on our front line for us to win. Obviously we had 22 turnovers and you can't expect to beat anyone turning the ball over 22 times."

On whether it was Michigan's game for the taking ... "It certainly was. I thought that it was a game that was see-sawing back and forth with runs and each team answered as another team made a run. We did it at the end [of the first half] and tied it up and they did it later in the second half and we got it back to a one-possession game and tied it up again. Certainly, I thought a couple of other breakdowns hurt us too. In offensive rebounds and they were able to gain on free throws. It was very deflating."

On what he tells his team after this ... "I was pleased with our effort. I thought we battled and we competed and we fought for this. We knew coming into this game, that certainly the big challenge - the big chore for us - is to win at home. So now we have to turn around and take a day off and get ready for Purdue on Saturday."

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