2004-05 BKM at Ohio State -- Notes and Quotes


After dropping a 72-46 decision to Ohio State, Michigan is currently on a six-game losing streak. The Wolverines have a 12-11 overall record with a 3-6 record in Big Ten action.

Michigan's 46 points are the lowest the team has managed since losing 73-42 at Wisconsin on Feb. 26, 2003. The Wolverines have been held to below 60 points in five of their last six contests.

Michigan committed 17 (29-12) more turnovers than Ohio State for the largest margin of difference in a single game this season.

After losing 72-46 to Ohio State, Michigan currently holds a 63-80* all-time record against the Buckeyes. There is a total of 10* (7-3) games vacated due to NCAA sanctions.

Michigan's 72-46 loss to Ohio State snaps a three-game winning streak for the Wolverines over the Buckeyes.

Ashtyn Bell recorded his first-career field goal with a long jumper in the second half. Bell finished the game with a career-best two points and a career-best-tying two rebounds.

John Andrews matched a career-best three field goals against Ohio State. Andrews has recorded three field goals on two other occasions.

Dion Harris recorded his eighth-career block against Ohio State. Harris has never recorded a game with multiple blocks.

Dion Harris has played in 57 consecutive games for the Wolverines with 33 starts.

Brent Petway recorded a career-best-tying three steals against the Buckeyes. Petway set the mark against Boston University (Dec. 14).

Courtney Sims recorded his 13th game in double figures this season with 15 against the Buckeyes. Sims has 24 career games in double digits.

With two blocks against Ohio State, Courtney Sims needs just three more to reach sixth on Michigan's all-time list. The six-spot is currently held by Terry Mills (1987-90), who finished his career with 111 blocks. Sims currently has 108 career blocks.

Courtney Sims has played in 57 consecutive games for the Wolverines with 55 starts.


Michigan Head Coach Tommy Amaker
On managing just four assists with 29 turnovers ... "Well, it's hard to play the game that way. You're extremely frustrated when that's what is occurring for you out there on the floor. Obviously, I'm responsible. So we're not sitting here making excuses. I'm in charge; I'm responsible, so when that happens, it's my fault. I have to find ways for us to become a better team and see how we can pull ourselves up and become better for our next game."

On Courtney Sims responding in the second half ... "I thought he did. He responded with making some buckets on the interior, and we needed that. Add a little more of a post-presence. I thought he looked a little like the Courtney of old, when you can throw it in there and come away with something. I'm hoping that can be something we can use to help build his confidence."

On Michigan's ability to make shots when they are available ... "I think that's been a little bit of a formula for us - or the format. When we've had chances to get shots, we've done pretty well with it. The achilles heel for us has been giving away points and opportunities when we turn it over and give it a way. So it's a nice thing to look at in a positive sense, but on the other hand, you wish you could have more possessions to at least get shots off."

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