With tonight's 71-61 victory over Illinois, Michigan head coach Tommy Amaker became the sixth Michigan coach to post 100 wins during in a career in Ann Arbor.
Michigan is 59-31 all-time in Big Ten regular season openers.
Michigan is 69-79 all-time (65-75* NCAA Sanction) against Illinois.
Michigan is 45-27 all time (42-26* NCAA Sanction) against Illinois in Ann Arbor and 24-12 (21-11* NCAA Sanction) in games played at Crisler Arena.
After two games with different Wolverine starting lineups, Michigan went back to the starting lineup it used during the first 13 games of the season: Lester Abram, Ron Coleman and Dion Harris started on the perimeter, with Brent Petway and Courtney Sims in the frontcourt against Illinois.
By starting against Illinois, Brent Petway became the 52nd Wolverine to play in 100 games during their career. Petway is now the fourth active Wolverine to play in 100-plus career games as he joins Courtney Sims (114), Dion Harris (112) and Lester Abram (101)
With starts against Illinois, Courtney Sims and Ron Coleman extended their consecutive game streaks in a Wolverine uniform. Both players have not missed a game in their careers; Sims has played in 114 straight, while Coleman has played in 80.
With a team-leading and season-best 25 points, Lester Abram jumped ahead two spots on Michigan's all-time scoring list. Abram now has 1,104 career tallies, surpassing Campy Russell (1973-74) who finished his Wolverine career with 1,082 points.
With his season-best 25 points against Illinois, Lester Abram has now scored in double figures in seven games this season. It was his first 20-plus point game this season and marked the seventh 20-plus point game of his career. Abram's previous best output this season was 14 points against Northern Illinois (Dec. 16).
Along the way to his season-best 25-point scoring output, Lester Abram posted a career-best-tying nine field goals and a season-best 13 field goal attempts against Illinois.
Lester Abram matched season bests in free throws (6), defensive rebounds (6) and overall rebounds (7).
With Lester Abram's 25 points and Dion Harris' 22 points, Michigan has now had at least two double-digit scorers in all 16 games this season.
With 22 points against Illinois, Dion Harris moved to 23rd on Michigan's all-time scoring list with 1,337 career points. Harris surpassed Steve Grote (1974-77) who finished his Wolverine career with 1,330 points.
With his 22 points against Illinois, Dion Harris has now scored in double figures in 10 games this season and has four games scoring 20-or-more points this season.
After starting the game 0-for-5 from the field, Dion Harris went 8-for-11 to lead the Wolverines in the second half with 17 points. His half-by-half breakdown was five points in the first and 17 in the second half.
Dion Harris matched a season-best eight field goals against Illinois. He set the mark with eight at N.C. State (Nov. 27) in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.
With 10 rebounds against the Fighting Illini, Courtney Sims moved into 21st on Michigan's all-time rebounding list. Sims now has 618, surpassing C.J. Kupec (1973-75) and Ken Brady (1971-73) who had 609 and 617 boards, respectively.
Ron Coleman matched a season-best three assists against the Fighting Illini. He has dished off three on two other occasions this season.
With four blocks against Illinois, Ekpe Udoh has had at least one block in nine straight games. He leads the Wolverines with 39 total blocks this season, which is second in the Big Ten. Overall, he has 11 multi-block games in his first season in Ann Arbor.
Ekpe Udoh set a career best with three steals against Illinois. Udoh surpassed his previous best of two, which he has recorded on three other occasions.
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