Today's match-up against Purdue was the first sellout of the season for Michigan at Crisler Arena. Capacity for Crisler Arena is 13,751.
Courtney Sims' tip-in basket to secure the win with just 1.4 seconds remaining in regulation marked the first time in over two years that the Wolverines have put a game away in the last three seconds of playing time. Bernard Robinson, Jr. was the last Michigan player to perform the feat when he connected for a 12-foot floater on Jan. 19, 2002 against Minnesota for a 71-69 victory.
Both Bernard Robinson, Jr. and Courtney Sims recorded double-doubles today, marking the first time since March 12, 2003 that a Michigan player has done so. For Sims this is the first of his young career as he put up 11 points and led the team with 15 boards. Robinson, the last Wolverine to record a double-double, also had 11 points and finished the contest with 10 rebounds.
Today's game marks the seventh consecutive contest in which the Wolverines have brought down 10 or more offensive rebounds. Michigan has only five games all season when the team did not bring down at least 10 offensive boards.
Today's contest featured two players bringing down 10 or more boards for the first time since Nov. 28, 2000 against Wake Forest. Courtney Sims led the team with 15, while Bernard Robinson Jr. came down with 10.
With 15 and 10 rebounds, respectively, Courtney Sims and Bernard Robinson Jr., became the first Wolverine duo to post more than 10 boards each in a game since Nov. 28, 2000 against Wake Forest. Against the Demon Deacons, Chris Young (1999-2002) had 13 rebounds and Josh Asselin (1998-2001) grabbed 11 boards.
Today's win against the Boilermakers boosts the Wolverines' record to 34-31 all-time against Purdue at Crisler Arena. Purdue still leads the all-time series, 69-60.
Michigan has won five of the last 11 meetings against Purdue.
Today's victory gives coach Tommy Amaker a 3-2 record all-time against the Boilermakers.
Michigan's 35-30 advantage at the half gives the Wolverines a 13-1 record after leading going into the locker room.
The Wolverines currently hold an 11-3 record after putting up the first score of the game.
Bernard Robinson Jr.'s 11-point performance was enough to move him into the top-20 all-time leading Wolverine scorers. Robinson surpassed Steve Grote (1973-77) and is now tied with Maceo Baston (1994-98) for 20th all-time with 1,340 points.
Bernard Robinson Jr.'s assist to Daniel Horton with 18:35 in the first half gave him 300 for his career. Robinson finished the game with two to give him a total of 301, good to break his tie with Louis Bullock (1995-99) for 10th-place outright on the all-time assist list.
Bernard Robinson Jr.'s steal with 4:17 remaining in the first half extended his current swipe streak to 19 consecutive games. After racking up two for the game, he is now four shy of reaching Rumeal Robinson's (1987-90) 150 steal-total and his fourth-place standing on the all-time steals list.
Bernard Robinson Jr.'s 10 rebounds marks his season high, surpassing his previous best of eight which he has reached on two occasions. Of Robinson's 10, his four offensive boards also mark the most he's brought down this season.
Daniel Horton extended his steal streak to 11 games with the two swipes he had today, and now has 37 for the season.
Courtney Sims finished the game with five blocks and extended his current block-streak to 15 games. Sims was the last Wolverine to record five or more blocks when he stuffed six against Oakland (Nov. 21). He currently needs seven more swats to give him 50 for the season.
Courtney Sims played for a career-high 37 minutes today, surpassing his previous total of 29 set against UCLA (Dec. 27).
Brent Petway's 4-for-4 from the charity stripe marks a career-high in both made shots and attempts. Petway broke his previous totals of one made free throw against Iowa (Jan. 28) and two attempts at Illinois (Jan. 31).
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