No. 22/22 Michigan's loss to No. 19/17 Ohio State drops the Wolverines' record to 16-5 with a 6-4 record in Big Ten action. The setback also gives the Wolverines their first back-to-back losses of the season.
No. 22/22 Michigan's loss to No. 19/17 Ohio State the Wolverines hold a 70-84 all-time record against the Buckeyes. With games vacated due to NCAA sanctions, U-M holds a 63-81 all-time record against OSU.
Michigan fell 94-84 to the Buckeyes despite recording a 15-rebound differential over OSU. Michigan recorded 37 boards -- 15 offensive and 33 defensive -- compared to Ohio State's 22, which brought down four and 18 respectively. It is the fifth game the Wolverines have outrebounded their opponent by 15-or-more rebounds.
Michigan recorded 20-plus assists in a game for the fourth time this season. The four games is the most by any Tommy Amaker team during his tenure. In fact, in the previous four season, U-M has recorded just four 20-plus assist games.
Michigan had five players score in double digits for the second time this season. Courtney Sims led the way with 26 points against Ohio State, while Daniel Horton and Ron Coleman had 15 apiece, Chris Hunter had 13 and Dion Harris had 14. Earlier this year, the Wolverines have five double-digit scorers against Miami (Ohio) (Dec. 22).
For the second time this season, Michigan has had two players record double-doubles in a game. Against Ohio State, Courtney Sims had 26 points and a career-high 16 rebounds, while Daniel Horton had 15 points and 10 assists. Earlier this season, the same duo of Horton (17 points, 10 assists) and Sims
(22 points, 13 rebounds) recorded double-double's against Chicago State (Dec. 31).
Prior to the game, Michigan announced freshman guard Jerret Smith will be out indefinately with mononucleosis. Lester Abram missed his fourth straight game with a left ankle sprain and Dion Harris left the game in the second half due to a sprained right ankle. Abram and Harris are listed as day-to-day.
Daniel Horton passed out double digit assists for the fourth time this season and the fifth time in his career. With his 15 points, he tallied his fourth point-assist double-double of the season and in his career.
With his 10 assists against Ohio State, Daniel Horton moved into fifth on the all-time Michigan leaderboard. Horton currently holds 433 career assists, surpassing Eric Turner (421, 1982-84) for the fifth-place spot.
Daniel Horton matched a career best with five steals against Ohio State. Horton has recorded five steals two other times: at South Florida (Dec. 10) and vs. Colorado (11/17/04).
Dion Harris recorded 14 points against Ohio State to push him to 36th on Michigan's all-time scoring list. Harris now holds 1,042 career tallies, surpassing Thad Garner (1,039, 1979-82) and John Robinson (1,040, 1974-77).
Courtney Sims recorded his eighth-career double-double against Ohio State, putting up 26 points and bringing down a career-best 16 rebounds. Sims has had two other double-doubles this season.
Courtney Sims notched 26 points giving him his fifth game this season with 20-or-more points.
Courtney Sims matched a career best with 13 field goals, hitting 13-of-16 from the floor. Earlier this season, Sims had 13 field goals against Delaware State (Dec. 7).
Ron Coleman had a season-high 15 points against Ohio State, topping the 10 points he has twice this season. He has now 15 career games scoring in double figures.
Courtney Sims and Dion Harris played in their 86th straight game for the Wolverines, while Ron Coleman played in his 52nd straight game.
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