N O T E S
Michigan's 65-63 victory over Iowa marks the Wolverines' first road victory of the season. U-M currently holds a 9-5 record overall with a 1-0 record in the Big Ten.
Michigan's 65-63 down-to-the-wire victory over Iowa snaps a nine-game Hawkeye winning streak. The win also hands Iowa its first loss at home for the season, with the Hawkeyes currently holding an 8-1 record at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
Michigan's 65-63 victory over No. 14/15 Iowa marks its first win over a ranked opponent since defeating No. 20/19 Notre Dame (Dec. 4) 61-60 in Ann Arbor.
With Michigan's 65-63 victory over Iowa, the Wolverines are 76-47 overall against the Hawkeyes. A total of nine (4-5) games have been vacated due to NCAA sanctions.
The Wolverines recorded four in double figures for the fifth time this season: Brent Petway (14), Daniel Horton (13), Dion Harris (12) and Courtney Sims (10).
The Wolverines dominated the Hawkeyes on the boards, recording 40 rebounds to Iowa's 28. While the Wolverines grabbed just two more rebounds than the Hawkeyes on the offensive end, Michigan out-rebounded Iowa 23-13 in defensive boards.
Michigan matched its team-best seven three-point baskets against Iowa. The other time U-M recorded seven triples was at UCLA (Dec. 18). The Wolverines shot 7-for-15 from long range with Dion Harris leading the way with three triples.
Daniel Horton appeared in his first game since Michigan's 61-60 victory over No. 20/19 Notre Dame (Dec. 4). Horton had missed six games due to a left knee sprain suffered in practice (Dec. 5). In his first game back, Horton played 26 minutes, shooting 5-for-8 from the field for 13 points. Horton has played in 72 total games for U-M with 69 starts.
Daniel Horton's 13 points against Iowa left the junior point guard just 33 points away from becoming the 39th player in Wolverine history to reach 1,000 points. Horton currently holds 967 career tallies.
Dion Harris has not missed a game in his Wolverine career. With his start against Iowa, Harris has played in 48 consecutive games for Michigan with 25 starts.
With his 14 points against the Hawkeyes, Brent Petway set a career best in total points. Petway's previous best was 13 against Boston University (Dec. 14). The sophomore forward currently has 237 career tallies.
After shooting 6-for-9 from the field against Iowa, Brent Petway matched his career-best totals in field goals and attempts. Petway is currently shooting 68.8 percent (105-for-159) for his career from the field.
After posting 10 points and 13 rebounds against Iowa, Courtney Sims recorded the fifth double-double of his career. Sims shot 3-for-9 from the field, bringing down six offensive boards while grabbing seven on the defensive end.
With his start against Iowa, Courtney Sims has played in 48 consecutive games for the Wolverines. Sims has never missed a contest in his Michigan career, starting 47 of 48 games.
Ron Coleman recorded two steals against Iowa to set a career high. The freshman guard had grabbed just two steals prior to facing the Hawkeyes, recording one against Providence (Nov. 26) in the Preseason NIT before taking his second-career steal against South Florida (Dec. 11).
Q U O T E S
Michigan Coach Tommy Amaker
On the game ... "You can talk about a lot of things in this ball game. It was a great effort that the Iowa kids put forth, being down and then fighting and clawing back. Our kids were just tough-minded and tremendous down the stretch. We got a lot of good minutes out of a lot of players. Never in my wildest dreams did I think that Daniel (Horton) would play that much, but we needed every second of him out there. I felt that we just hung tough and believed that we were going to win it. John Andrews had some key free throws and there were some incredible plays for us throughout the game that allowed us to come away with a victory on the road."
On what this win will do for his players' confidence ... "We're hoping that this can be a springboard for us. We were just talking to our team a minute ago and we mentioned that we had just done something that not many teams are going to do this year, in terms of winning on the road against a highly-ranked opponent. But it doesn't do us any good to do this if we don't follow it up with what we have on our home schedule on the weekend and then our conference game next week."
On Michigan's defensive performance in the second half ... "We needed tough defense, they were driving it at us and trying to create contact and get to the free throw line. The game seemed to be very disjointed in the second half, which I'm sure was a part of the plan on their end to attack and try to get to the line as much as they could to stop the clock. It was very chaotic, but there were moments where I felt that we held our composure. We had 25 turnovers, but most of them seemed like they were unforced. But when it was on the line, we came through. I just can't say enough about our team right now."
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