2003-04 BKM vs. Iowa -- Postgame Notes

  Michigan leads the all-time record against Iowa with tonights win giving the Wolverines a 73-46 advantage over the Hawkeyes. Michigan has also won five of the last six meetings with Iowa and is 45-19 against the Hawkeyes in Crisler Arena.

By forcing Iowa into a pair of team turnovers, Michigan now has forced their opponents into 13 team turnovers this season. All of the team turnovers Michigan has forced have come as the result of shot clock violations of five-second calls.

Michigans 90 points in the contest marks the first time the Wolverines have reached at least 90 since Dec. 4, 2001 when U-M beat IPFW by a score of 91-62. It is also the first time the Wolverines have score 90 points in a Big Ten contest since Feb. 14, 2001 when U-M notched a 95-85 victory over Iowa.

Tonights 90-84 win gives the Wolverines their first victory since Feb. 14, 2001 in which both teams have scored 80 points or more. The last time Michigan beat a team under the same circumstance was in a 95-85 win over Iowa.

This is the first time Michigan has had five Wolverines with 10 or more points since Nov. 26 against High Point. Lester Abram (24), Courtney Sims (16), Daniel Horton (15), Bernard Robinson Jr. (10) and Dion Harris (10) all reached double digits tonight.

The Wolverines are a perfect 7-0 when at least four players score in double digits. Tonight five Michigan players racked up at least 10 points, helping the team to a victory. 

With tonights 44-37 halftime advantage over the Hawkeyes, the Wolverines extended their record to 12-1 when leading going into the locker room.

After winning the tip, Michigan upped its record to 10-4 after the team comes down with the ball.

The Wolverines now have a 10-3 record after scoring first in the contest.

  With two swipes on the day, Bernard Robinson Jr. extended his current steal streak to 17 consecutive games. He has 141 career steals, good for sixth on U-Ms all-time list.

With four three pointers for the contest, Lester Abram broke his previous career high total of three triples in one game. The last time Abram hit three was against Northwestern (Jan. 7) which was his third time reaching that mark.

Lester Abram scored 24 points for the game, reaching the 20-point mark for the third time this season. The last time Abram scored 20 or more was against Northwestern (Jan. 7) when he reached his career high scoring total of 27.

Daniel Horton reached the 650-point mark in his career after scoring 15 points during the game. Horton now has 662 points in his career.

With three triples this evening, Horton broke his tenth-place tie with Dugan Fife (1992-96) and surpassed Sean Higgins (1987-90) for ninth place on the all-time three-point field goal list. He now has 106 career three-pointers.

Daniel Hortons seven assists mark a season high for the sophomore guard. Hortons career high is nine.

Brent Petway tied a career high in boards, coming down with seven rebounds. He also had seven boards against High Point (Nov. 26).

  With 16 points for the contest, Courtney Sims raised his career-point total to 115. Sims hit the 100 mark when he scored the first basket of the game.

With a pair of free throws at the 10:13 mark of the second half, Courtney Sims broke his career high of 12 points set against UCLA (Dec. 27). Sims finished the game with 16 points to set his new career high.

Along with setting a new career-point total, Courtney Sims hit his first career triple with 9:15 remaining in game time.

Tonights attendance was 10,921.

Contact: Tom Wywrot (734) 763-4423


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