2004-05 BKM vs. Northwestern -- Postgame Notes

With today's 71-61 victory over the Wildcats, the Wolverines improve to 10-1 at Crisler Arena. Michigan currently holds an 11-5 overall record, including five straight victories. U-M also improved to 2-0 in the Big Ten Conference.

Michigan extended its record to 27-11 in Big Ten Conference home openers, including eight straight victories.

The Maize and the Blue are 90-49 all-time against Northwestern. There are a total of seven vacated games (6-1) that were affected by the NCAA sanctions. The Wolverines have won the last five meetings against Northwestern, and are 8-3 in the last eleven meetings.

For the third consecutive game, the Wolverines shot over 45 percent from beyond the arc. Tonight, Michigan was 6-of-13 on three points attempts, good for 46.2 percent. Over the three-game stretch, Michigan is 22-of-46 (.478) from beyond the arc.

J.C. Mathis started his second career game at Michigan and first of the 2004-05 season. Mathis finished with four points and two assists. His first career at U-M start came on Feb. 11, 2004 at Minnesota.

Graham Brown saw his first action against Northwestern, after being sidelined since the Notre Dame contest (Dec 4.) with hernia surgery. Brown finished the game with a team-high five rebounds, one assist and one steal.

With a pair of free throws with 57 seconds remaining in the game, Daniel Horton became the 39th Wolverine to reach the 1000-point plateau. Horton finished the game with 24 points and now has exactly 1,000 points in his career for an average of 13.5 points per game.

Daniel Horton connected on one-of-four shots from beyond the arc to move into a tie for third place on U-M's all-time three pointers list. Horton is now tied with Robbie Reid (1997-99) with 160 three point baskets.

Daniel Horton led all scorers with 24 points in tonight's game. Horton has scored in double-figures in every game since he returned from injury against Iowa (Jan. 5).

Daniel Horton scored a season high 24 points tonight to register his first 20-point game of the season. Horton now has 11 20-plus point games in his career, including a career high of 31 points against Purdue (Feb. 19, 2003).

Dion Harris has not missed a game in his Wolverine career. With his start against Northwestern, Harris has played in 50 consecutive games for Michigan with 27 starts.

Dion Harris dished out five assists to lead the Wolverines in assists for the fourth straight game.

With five assists Dion Harris has four straight games with at least four assists. He now has 59 assists on the year.

With his start against Northwestern, Courtney Sims has played in 50 consecutive games for the Wolverines. Sims has never missed a contest in his Michigan career, starting 49 of 50 games.

Courtney Sims collected three blocks today to move into eighth on U-M's all-time blocks list. Sims moved past Chris Young (1998-2002) and now has 95 blocks in his career.

Courtney Sims tied a career high with seven free throws tonight. Sims was perfect from the line against the Wildcats, connecting on all seven of his attempts. The last time Sims scored seven free throws was against Sacramento State (Nov. 19).

After making all seven of his free throw attempts, Courtney Sims has now scored on 16 straight free throw opportunities dating back to Michigan's win against UNC-Asheville (Dec. 31).

With a pair of three-pointers Ron Coleman has six straight games with at least one three-pointer. Over that stretch Coleman is 14-of-27 from beyond the arc.

Today's attendance was 10,449 tickets sold.

Contact: Tom Wywrot (734) 763-4423

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