At today's game, the University of Michigan Athletic Department honored 10 former Wolverines with their induction into the Hall of Honor. Inductees in the 19th Hall of Honor ceremony included Mary (Callam) Brandes, field hockey; Melinda (Copp) Harrison, women's swimming; Don Dufek Sr., football; Steve Fraser, wrestling; Barry Larkin, baseball; Tom Mack, football, Tim McCormick, men's basketball; Alicia Seegert, softball; Mel Wakabayshi, ice hockey and baseball; and Beth (Wymer) Humbles, women's gymnastics.
Former Michigan Wolverine Tim McCormick becomes the 24th Wolverines basketball player to join U-M's Hall of Honor. McCormick, the 1984 NIT MVP, played 90 games with 57 starts in his career, while finishing with 894 points and 475 rebounds. He earned All-Big Ten third team honors in 1984.
Michigan played before its third sellout home crowd (13,751) of the season against Wisconsin (Jan 28). It marks back-to-back sellouts after U-M filled Crisler Arena against Michigan State (Jan. 25). In all of 2004-05, the Maize and Blue sold out four times at home, including a season-best three straight -- Illinois (Feb. 8, 2005), Michigan State (Feb. 12) and Indiana (Feb. 20, 2005). The other sellout of 2004-05 was against Wisconsin (Jan. 25).
Michigan's 85-76 victory No. 23/21 Wisconsin improved the Wolverines' record to 15-3 overall with a 5-2 mark in Big Ten play. The win moved U-M into first place in the Big Ten standings.
With its victories over No. 23/21 Wisconsin and No. 11/12 Michigan State (Jan. 25), Michigan topped ranked opponents in back-to-back games for the first time since the 1993-94 season when the Wolverines defeated No. 16 Wisconsin 79-75 (1/29/94) and No. 8 Purdue 63-62 (2/1/94).
With it victory over the Badgers, Michigan improved to 82-52 against Wisconsin after NCAA sanctions and stands at 89-54 in the all-time series.
Michigan scored the first basket of the game on a two-point basket by Graham Brown and led for the remainder of the game, at one time holding a 14-point advantage.
The Maize and Blue out-rebounded Wisconsin 36-27 in today's game, including 12 rebounds on the offensive glass.
Four Wolverines reached double figures in scoring led by Dion Harris' season-best 23 points. Courtney Sims and Chris Hunter added 18 and 15 points, respectively and Daniel Horton scored 14 including 10 from the charity stripe. Michigan has had at least two played in double digits every game this season.
Daniel Horton scored 14 points to move into a tie with Steve Grote (1974-77) for 22nd on U-M's all-time scoring list with 1,330 points.
So far in Big Ten play, Daniel Horton has gone a perfect 38-for-38 from on free throws after connection on 10-of-10 shots in today's contest.
Daniel Horton grabbed five rebounds to surpass the 250-rebound mark in his career. Horton entered the game with 247 boards and now has 252 rebounds in his career.
Graham Brown pulled down a game-high 12 rebounds to move into a tie with Mike McGee (1978-81) for 32nd on U-M's all-time rebounds list with 530 boards.
Graham Brown recorded his eighth game of the season with 10 or more rebounds after recording 12 boards, including six offensive rebounds, against the Badgers.
Chris Hunter scored 15 points to surpass the 600-point mark of his career. Hunter entered the game with 587 points and now has 602 points in his career.
With 15 points, Chris Hunter scored 10-plus points for the second straight game. Hunter had 13 points in U-M's last contest against Michigan State (Jan. 25).
Dion Harris scored a season-high 23 points to lead the Michigan offense. Harris' previous season best was 21 points against Coppin State (Dec. 28).
Dion Harris shot 5-of-9 from three-point range to move into fourth on U-M's all-time three-pointer's list with 163 career triples. Harris passed Robbie Reid (1998-99) who has 160 three pointers in his career.
Courtney Sims scored 18 points on 8-of-10 shooting from the floor to reach the 800-point mark in his career. Sims entered the game with 782 points and now has exactly 800 career points.
Courtney Sims and Dion Harris have not missed a single game in their Michigan careers, playing in 83 straight games each. Ron Coleman has played in every game in his career, seeing action in 49 consecutive contests.
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