2004-05 BKM at Purdue -- Notes & Quotes


With their 84-55 loss to Purdue, the Wolverines have lost four-straight Big Ten contests. Michigan currently holds a 12-9 overall record with 3-4 in the conference.

For the second-consecutive contest, Ashtyn Bell recorded a career-best two assists. Bell set the mark last game at Michigan State (Jan. 29) before matching it today against the Boilermakers.

 By making the second of two free throws, Ashtyn Bell recorded his first career point.

After 11 points at Purdue, Chris Hunter has reached double figures in 9 of his last 10 contests. The only game in which Hunter did not record double digits was at Iowa (Jan. 5) when he left the game early due to an ankle injury.

Chris Hunter matched a career-best two three-point baskets against Purdue. Hunter set the mark against Boston University (Dec. 14) when he hit two from long range.

Dani Wohl made his second-consecutive start for the Wolverines against the Boilermakers.

Dani Wohl recorded a career-best four rebounds at Purdue. His previous best was two, which he has recorded on three other occasions.

Dani Wohl matched his career-best in assists with two at Purdue. Wohl set the mark last game at Michigan State (Jan. 29).

With three blocks against Purdue, Courtney Sims needs just five more blocks to reach sixth place on Michigan's all-time list. Sims currently has 106 career blocks.


Michigan Head Coach Tommy Amaker
On the game ... "Well, it's very difficult. I wish we had the words or the reasons. We prepared very well coming into this and certainly we knew we were going to face a team that was desperate to get their first conference win, and we knew they were going to be able to catch someone here. Unfortunately it had to be us this afternoon. We didn't seem like we could do anything right today, and sometimes it happens, but as the coach and the person responsible for that it is very difficult to be able to say that."

On the free throws ... "I thought that was the difference in the first half. I think they were 12-for-14 or 12-for-15 in the first half and we were 2-for-4. We were never able to get ourselves there, I thought they were much more physical than we were and they played that way and certainly they got the benefit of the whistle and the call when you do that. That was the difference -- one of the differences -- in why the game was such a lopsided victory on their part."

On positives from the game ... "I thought the kids that we had on the floor at the end competed for us. I was very impressed with the fact that we had a kid get on the floor for a loose ball with 13 seconds left to go or 14 seconds left to go in the ball game and it's a 25- or 30-point differential there. So we are going to keep searching and find the kids who are going to compete hard and do it on a consistent basis and work with that."

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