Michigan is now 20-8 (14-5*) all-time against Penn State. In addition, the Wolverines now have a 12-1 (9-0*) record at Crisler Arena against the Nittany Lions.
With the 77-57 win against Penn State, Michigan has won the last 10 games against the Nittany Lions. U-M head coach Tommy Amaker is 10-0 against Penn State in his six year career.
Michigan improved to 13-1 at Crisler Arena this season. The Wolverines were 11-1 in the non-conference season and are now 2-0 in Big Ten play.
Michigan was able to keep Penn State winless on the road this season. The Nittany Lions are 0-4 away from State College, Pa., this season.
With the 20-point victory against Penn State, Michigan has won six games by 20 or more points. Overall it was the 12th double-digit win of U-M's 14 this season.
With Penn State coming into tonight's game as one of the Big Ten's leading rebounding teams, the Wolverines were able to outrebound the Nittany Lions. It was the fourth occasion PSU has been outrebounded this season. The Maize and Blue closed the game with 35 rebounds, while the Penn State had 24, which was a season low for the Nittany Lions.
With 12 three-pointers against Penn State, Michigan posted a season best for long-range buckets in a game. The Wolverines' previous best was nine triples against Wofford on Dec. 2. The last time Michigan 10 or more triples in a game was against UTEP (10, March 16, 2006) in the NIT first-round game.
With his three long-range buckets against Penn State, Dion Harris moved into a tie for second all-time on Michigan's three-point field goals made list, tying Daniel Horton (2003-06) with 233. In fact, Horton was in attendance at tonight's game and witnessed Harris tying him for the second spot.
By starting against Penn State, Courtney Sims and Ron Coleman extended their consecutive game streaks for the Wolverines. Both players have yet to miss a game in their respective careers; Sims has played in 117 straight, while Coleman has played in 83.
With his 13 points against Penn State, Ron Coleman has scored in double figures in all four career games against the Nittany Lions. Coleman posted tallies of 12 points on the road and 16 at home during the 2004-05 season and had 10 points at Penn State last season.
With their 13 points against Penn State, Dion Harris has now scored in double figures in 12 games, while Lester Abram tallied his eighth game in double figures this season.
For the 17th game of the season, Michigan's starting lineup was Ron Coleman, Dion Harris and Lester Abram in the backcourt and Courtney Sims and Brent Petway in the frontcourt.
Michigan held Penn State to 57 points. It was the 13th game of the season that Michigan held its opponent to 60 or fewer points. Michigan is 13-0 this season when holding its opponents to less than 60 points.
Nineteen of Michigan's 24 field goals came off assists as eight Wolverines posted at least one assist. Jerret Smith led the Wolverines with five dimes, which ties a season high.
By not recording a block, Ekpe Udoh snapped his 13-game streak with at least one block. Overall, he leads the Wolverines with 43 total blocks.
Jerret Smith tied a career high with nine points against Penn State after going a perfect 3-for-3 from behind the arc. He also had nine points against Illinois on Feb. 1, 2006.
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