Michigan held No. 1 Illinois to its lowest point total of the season, allowing the Fighting Illini just 57 total points. Illinois' previous low was 60 in a 60-47 victory over Indiana (Feb. 6).
Despite dropping a 57-51 decision to No. 1 Illinois, Michigan shot 47.5 percent (19-of-40) from the field compared to Illinois' 43.8 percent (21-of-48). In Illinois' 24 wins this season, the Fighting Illini have only had a lower shooting percentage than their opponent three other times.
After dropping a 57-51 decision to No. 1 Illinois, Michigan has lost seven straight contests. The Wolverines currently hold a 12-12 overall record with a 3-7 mark in the Big Ten.
Tonight's contest against No. 1 Illinois marks the first game since Dec. 2, 2003 at N.C. State that Michigan has not recorded a block. Neither team recorded a block in the 57-51 decision.
Michigan held No. 1 Illinois to its lowest total in a half this season, leading the Fighting Illini 28-24 at the break. Prior to playing the Wolverines, Illinois' lowest half total was 26 against Indiana (Feb. 6).
Michigan led No. 1 Illinois 28-24 at halftime, marking just the second time this season the Fighting Illini have trailed at the break.
Michigan held Illinois scoreless from the field for 11:54 to close out the first half and at the outset of the second. Through that span, the Wolverines held the Fighting Illini to 0-for-11 from the field with one free throw.
Sherrod Harrell recorded his 10th-career triple against the Fighting Illini. Harrell has never had a game with multiple three-point baskets.
Dion Harris led Michigan in scoring with 21 points, marking his fifth-career game tallying 20 or more. Harris currently has 655 career points.
Dion Harris recorded a career-best seven rebounds against the Fighting Illini. Harris' previous best was six, which he had against Fairfield (Jan. 8).
Dion Harris has played in 58 consecutive games for the Wolverines with 34 starts.
After putting up 15 points against the Fighting Illini, Courtney Sims has recorded 15 points in two straight games. Sims has 25 career games in double figures.
Courtney Sims recorded 15 points against Illinois to reach and surpass the 500-point mark in his young career. The sophomore forward currently has 509 career tallies.
Courtney Sims recorded a career-best-tying two assists against Illinois. Sims has dished off two assists in seven career games.
Courtney Sims has played in 58 consecutive games for the Wolverines with 54 starts.
Today's attendance was 13,751 tickets sold, marking the season's second sellout.
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