2005-06 BKM at Iowa -- Notes & Quotes


No. 21/20 Michigan's loss at No. 23 Iowa ends a five-game Wolverine winning streak while extending a school-record home winning streak (15) for the Hawkeyes at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

With the loss at No. 23 Iowa, No. 21/20 Michigan drops to a 16-4 overall record with a 6-3 mark in Big Ten action.

No. 21/20 Michigan's loss at No. 23 Iowa gives the Wolverines a 81-53 overall record against the Hawkeyes. U-M is 77-48 against Iowa after NCAA sanctions. The Wolverines are 32-34 against the Hawkeyes in game played in Iowa City.

No. 21/20 Michigan played without Lester Abram (ankle sprain) and Jerret Smith (concussion).

With the absence of Lester Abram, Ron Coleman made his fourth-consecutive start for the Wolverines.

Hayes Grooms recorded his first field goal as a Wolverine, a three-point basket, at Iowa. He also finished the game with career bests as a Wolverine in rebounds (2), assists (3) and steals (1).

Daniel Horton had his consecutive free throw streak end at 42 with a miss at the end of the first half, leaving him four short of the Big Ten record. Horton picked things back up again for the remainder of the game, shooting 6-of-6 from the charity stripe after the miss.

With three assists at Iowa, Daniel Horton moves into fifth on Michigan's all-time assists leaderboard. Horton currently has 423 career assists, surpassing Eric Turner (421, 1982-84).

Ron Coleman recorded a career-best-tying three steals at Iowa. He set the mark this season with three swipes at Boston University (Nov. 22).

Courtney Sims (85), Dion Harris (85) and Ron Coleman (51) have not missed a game in their Wolverines careers. The trio has 77, 60, and 30 starts respectively.


Michigan coach Tommy Amaker
On Iowa's shooting ... "We did a lot of things to help them find [their shooting stroke], but you have to give them credit. They certainly blew the game open at the end of the first half; got some momentum and got the lead going into halftime. But they shot guys out of it from tap to buzzer, and I'm disappointed in a lot of things about our team this afternoon. But you certainly have to look at what the Hawkeyes did on their home floor. They had tremendous, tremendous effort out of their kids."

On the Hawkeye shooters ... "They had great balance -- one of the things we've enjoyed throughout this whole season thus far. You could see they got great production out of [Mike] Henderson, [Tony] Freeman, [Alex] Thomspon C a lot of their players were able to get into the flow and a lot of times it's very easy to have that happen when the game is moving in the direction the way that it was. But their main guys were still [Jeff] Horner, [Adam] Haluska and [Greg] Brunner and I thought those three kids were terrific today."

On Michigan's 57.1 percent free throw shooting ... "It's almost, sometimes, when things go the way they went for us this afternoon it just snowballs and I'm not sure we were tough enough to pull ourselves out of it today. But certainly you could see that things were contagious on both sides of the ball. I thought it was contagious by them shooting and contagious for us by the way that we played."

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