Michigan topped Michigan State 72-67 to improve to 14-3 on the season including a 4-2 mark in Big Ten play.
Michigan's victory over No. 11/12 Michigan State 72-67 marked Michigan's first victory over a ranked opponent since its 65-63 victory at Iowa (Jan. 5, 2004).
Michigan's last victory over the Spartans came in a 60-58 affair at Crisler Arena on January 26, 2003.
With its 72-67 victory over Michigan State, Michigan is now 83-65 against Michigan State after NCAA sanctions, but stands 90-68 in the all-time series. The Wolverines are 55-26 against the Spartans in Ann Arbor.
Michigan had three players score in double figures led by Daniel Horton's 23 points. Chris Hunter chipped in with 13 points off the bench and Graham Brown added 10. The Wolverines have had at least two players reach double-digits in scoring in all 17 games this season.
The Wolverines outscored the Spartans by 21 points from the free throw line. Michigan connected on a season-best 27-of-34 shots from the charity stripe while Michigan State made 6-of-10.
Five Michigan State players collected four fouls during the game as the Spartans were whistled for 26 fouls compared to 13 for the Wolverines.
Michigan sold out its second game of the season with 13,571 fans in attendance.
Daniel Horton scored 23 points to surpass the 1,300-point mark in his career. Horton entered the game with 1,293 points and now has 1,316 points in his career, good for 23rd all-time at U-M.
Daniel Horton scored 23 points to top the 20-point mark for the sixth time this season and the fourth time during Big Ten play. During the conference season, Horton is averaging 20.3 points per game.
For the third time this season, Daniel Horton turned in back-to-back 20-plus point performances. In U-M's last contest, Horton scored a career-high 32 points against Minnesota (Jan. 21) and he scored 23 points tonight against Michigan State. Horton also had consecutive 20-point performances against Boston University (21, Nov. 22) and Butler (28, Nov. 28) and Indiana (20, Jan. 3) and Purdue (24, Jan. 7).
Daniel Horton handed out five assists to become the seventh member of U- M's 400-assist club with 403 career assists. Horton also moved into sixth all-time on Michigan's all-time assists list, passing Jalen Rose (1992-94) who had 401 assists in his career.
After connecting on 8-of-8 from the free throw line, Daniel Horton remained perfect from the charity stripe during the Big Ten season. Horton is now 28-of-28 from the free throw line during Big Ten contests.
Graham Brown scored 10 points to record the 300th point of his Big Ten career. Brown entered the game with 299 Big Ten points and now has 309 points in his Big Ten career.
Graham Brown collected seven rebounds to record the 250th board of his Big Ten career. Brown entered the game with 247 Big Ten rebounds and now has 254 rebounds in his Big Ten career.
Chris Hunter finished the game with 13 points to surpass the 200-point mark in his Big Ten career. Hunter entered the game 199 Big Ten points and now has 212 in his career.
Courtney Sims and Dion Harris each played in the 82nd game of their careers tonight, earning 72 and 57 starts respectively.
Brent Petway scored four points to eclipse the 200-point mark in his Big Ten career. Petway entered the game with 199 Big Ten points and now has 203 points in his Big Ten career.
Ron Coleman scored nine points to surpass the 300-point mark in his career and score his 150th Big Ten point. Coleman entered the game with 299 career points with 148 of them coming during Big Ten play. Coleman now has 308 career points with 157 Big Ten points.
Ron Coleman earned his second start of the season, playing in his 47th straight game.
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