2006-07 BKM at Indiana -- Notes & Quotes


Michigan and No. 23/24 Indiana met for the 148th time in the all-time series.

After Saturday's loss, Michigan holds an 11-60 all-time record in games against IU played at Bloomington.

Michigan recorded a season-high 29 free throws at Indiana, draining 83 percent (29-of-35) from the charity stripe. The Wolverines' previous season best was against Army on Dec. 28, when they made 21-of-25.

Courtney Sims has not missed a game in his Wolverine career, playing in 120 straight, while teammate Ron Coleman has played in 86 straight for the Maize and Blue.

With 11 points at Indiana, Courtney Sims moves into 32nd on Michigan's all-time scoring list with 1,194 points. Sims reached and surpassed Rickey Green (1976-77) who finished his Wolverine career with 1,184 tallies.

Courtney Sims' six rebounds against the Hoosiers moves him into 19th on Michigan's all-time rebounds list with 645. Sims moves past former teammate Bernard Robinson Jr., who had 640 boards during his U-M career.

Courtney Sims matched a season-best two assists at Indiana. Sims has dished off two assists two other times this season.

Courtney Sims matched a season best by hitting seven free throws against the Hoosiers, shooting 7-of-8 from the charity stripe. Sims also recorded seven against Davidson (Nov. 11).

Dion Harris' two steals at Indiana gives him 125 career steals, putting him in a tie with Dugan Fife (1993-96) for ninth on Michigan's all-time steals list.

Ron Coleman set a career best in free throws and attempts, draining 9-of-9 from the foul line against the Hoosiers. Coleman's previous bests were five free throws and six attempts against Central Michigan on Nov. 18, 2005.

Ekpe Udoh attempted a career-best six free throws at Indiana, finishing the day 3-of-6 from the free throw line. Udoh's previous best was four attempts, which he has recorded three times.


Michigan Head Coach Tommy Amaker

On it being tough to win shooting the ball the way Michigan did "No, it's going to be impossible on the road to have that kind of offensive production in terms of field goals made, there's no question about it. The saving grace for us, if there is one, is getting to the foul line, being the aggressor there. But certainly we weren't able to get enough stops where we were able to dig ourselves out of the hole that we found ourselves in. I thought the start of the game and the start of the second half was the difference where we allowed them to get out to a big margin early and then to extend their lead at the beginning of the second half."

On Michigan never giving up "No, we didn't. I thought we competed, I thought we fought. I wish we would have been a little smarter at times. I think at times when we were feeling we could make a little more of a run to dip into that lead that they had, it seems like we shot ourselves in the foot a few times bailing them out. I do feel like our kids gave great effort and really made a run at it. We just needed things to fall our way a little bit and we need to make some things fall our way and we didn't."

On Indiana's Roderick Wilmont hurting them with outside shooting "He did. He's an outstanding shooter and we were kind of surprised that he shot a few from as deep as he did. We're telling our kids the whole time (that) it doesn't matter. He can shoot it from 27, 28 feet from the basket and he certainly did that. I thought that got him going early with confidence making a few threes early. And (D.J.) White, I thought he made some tough shots. I thought we really defended him pretty well a few times but he really made some tough shots. We got him into foul trouble and that allowed us to inch our way back in a little bit in the second half."

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