2003-04 BKM vs. Northwestern -- Postgame Notes
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The Wolverines shot 65.1 percent from the field tonight, including a blistering 76.2 percent (16-21) from the floor in the first half.

Tonight's game was the Big Ten Conference opener for both Michigan and Northwestern. Michigan improved to 57-30 in Big Ten Conference openers and 26-11 in conference openers at home.

With the victory, Michigan improved to 88-49 against the Wildcats.

Michigan's starting lineup was Bernard Robinson Jr., Daniel Horton, Lester Abram, Graham Brown and Courtney Sims.

Tonight's attendance was 10,153.

For the 10th time this year, Michigan won the opening tip. The Wolverines are 8-2 when winning the jump ball.

Bernard Robinson Jr. scored the first points of the night on a jump shot from Lester Abram. Michigan is 9-2 when scoring first this season.

J.C. Mathis, Dion Harris, Courtney Sims, Dani Wohl and Brent Petway all played in their first Big Ten Conference game tonight.

Michigan shot a season-high 89.5 percent (17-of-19) from the free throw line tonight. The previous high was 80.0 percent against Central Michigan (Dec. 20).

With a layup in the first half, Bernard Robinson Jr. moved past Eric Turner (1981-84) for 24th on U-M's all-time scoring list. Robinson then added six second-half points to pass Ray Jackson (1991-95) for 23rd on the list. He now has 1,263 career points.

Robinson recorded two steals tonight to extend his steals streak to 12 consecutive games. He also surpassed the 60-steal mark in Big Ten Conference play tonight. Robinson now has 61 steals during Big Ten games.

Robinson set a pair of assist marks tonight. He tallied the 275th assist of his career and the 125th dime in a Big Ten contest.

Lester Abram scored a career-high 27 points tonight, including 19 in the first half. Abram did not miss a shot in the first half, going 5-for-5 from the floor, 3-for-3 from three-point range and 6-for-6 from the free throw line.

Lester Abram surpassed the 450-point mark in his career and scored his 200th points in Big Ten play. Abram now has 475 career points overall and 203 in Big Ten contests.

Daniel Horton handed out the 75th assist of his Big Ten career.

With four points tonight, Graham Brown now has 100 career points in Big Ten play.

J.C. Mathis scored seven points tonight to pass the 300-point mark in his college career. Mathis now has 304 points in his career.

Dion Harris registered the 25th assist of his career tonight.

Colin Dill matched a career high with one assist tonight and now has two assists in his career.

Dani Wohl hit a layup in the final second for his first career points at U-M.


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