2003-04 BKM at Penn State -- Notes & Quotes


Michigan starters against Penn State were Dion Harris, Lester Abram, Bernard Robinson Jr., Graham Brown and Courtney Sims.

The Wolverines have won the last five meetings against PSU, including the last three games at the Bryce Jordan Center. Michigan leads the all-time series against Penn State 9-5.

The Wolverines have held their opponents under 66 points in 12 of 16 games this season.

Michigan is 9-4 when winning the opening tip and 11-1 when leading after halftime.

The U-M reserves outscored Penn State's bench 21-4 in the game. Michigan also had a 20-10 advantage on points off turnovers.

The Wolverines connected on 13 of 14 free throws for a season-best 92.9 percent.

For the third game this season, Michigan collected at least 10 steals.

Michigan has collected eight or more blocks in five games this season.

Michigan gave up just nine turnovers for the second straight game. It is the third game this season that U-M has committed fewer than 10 turnovers.

U-M has had at least three players score in doubles figures in 12 of 16 games this season.

With eight points today, Bernard Robinson Jr. surpassed the 1,300-point mark for his career. In 101 games wearing the Maize and Blue, Robinson has amassed 1,305 points.

Robinson has now scored double figures in 13 of 16 games this season. In 101 career games, Robinson has notched double figures 79 times.

Robinson had one steal against PSU and extended his streak to 16 consecutive games with at least one swipe.

Robinson attempted his first Big Ten free throw of the season against the Nittany Lions. In five conference games, Robinson is 2-of-3 from the stripe.

Robinson matched a career high with three blocks.

Daniel Horton has had at least one steal in 14 of 16 games this season.

With 19 points against Penn State, Lester Abram has now scored in double figures in 26 of 46 career games. With a three-point play midway through the first half, Abram reached his 500th career point at U-M.

Abram matched a career high with three steals.

Dion Harris collected his 20th career steal.

With seven rebounds today, Graham Brown surpassed the 200-rebound mark for his career. In 46 career games, Brown has pulled down 205 boards.

Courtney Sims collected two blocks against PSU and has recorded at least one rejection in 14 of 16 games.

With two dunks today, Brent Petway has scored 16 of his 19 career field goals on slams.

Michigan moves its season record in its blue uniforms to 3-2.

Daniel Horton missed his second start of the season and his second in 46 career games. "At Michigan, academics are a top priority," said head coach Tommy Amaker. "Daniel will not be starting due to missed academic appointments. There will be no further comment on this situation."


Michigan Head Coach Tommy Amaker
On the win ... "There are always a few moments during the season where you feel that your backs are against the wall. We felt that this was going to be a pivotal moment in our season. I thought our kids responded with a great effort. I thought Brent Petway's play down the stretch was critical for us. We played a solid basketball game against a team that came out with a lot of energy. It was a nice win for our program."

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