2003-04 BKM at Iowa -- Note and Quotes


Michigan and Iowa split the season series this year at one game apiece. Michigan defeated the Hawkeyes 90-84 in Ann Arbor (Jan. 28).

With the loss, Michigan is now 31-33 all-time against the Hawkeyes in Iowa City. The Wolverines, however, still hold a 74-47 lead in the overall series.

Michigan fell to 13-3 when leading at halftime this season. Of the Wolverines' three losses with a halftime lead, two have come in the last two games.

Michigan outrebounded the Hawkeyes 48-32, with 18 of the Wolverines' rebounds coming on the offensive end. Michigan is now 10-4 when outrebounding its opponent.

The Wolverines' 18 offensive rebounds tie a season high. The Wolverines also had 18 offensive boards against Boston University (Dec. 30). Today's game marked the ninth consecutive game with at least 10 offensive rebounds for Michigan. Michigan has only five games all season when the team did not bring down at least 10 offensive boards.

After shooting 40.7 percent (11-27) from the field in the first half, the Wolverines struggled offensively in the second half. Michigan had only seven field goals in the final period, shooting 24.1 percent (7-29) from the field.

With two steals against Iowa, Bernard Robinson Jr., extended his current swipe streak to 21 consecutive games. He now has 150 steals in his career, good for fifth on U-M's all-time list.

Lester Abram had a double-double today with 13 points and 10 rebounds. It is the first double-double of his career and the third time a Wolverine has accomplished the feat this season. Bernard Robinson Jr. and Courtney Sims each had a double-double against Purdue (Feb. 7).

Lester Abram's 10 rebounds set a new career high. His previous high was nine boards, which he accomplished two times.

With three steals against Iowa, Daniel Horton extended his current swipe streak to 13 consecutive games. He has had at least one steal in 19 of the Wolverines' 21 games this season.

Dion Harris scored 10 points in today's contest to surpass the 200-point mark in his career. Harris now has 207 points, with 100 coming during the Big Ten season.

Courtney Sims had one block today to boost his Big Ten-leading total to 44 swats. Sims has had at least one block in 18 of 21 games this season.


Michigan Head Coach Tommy Amaker
On the turnovers ... "Certainly the turnovers killed us. We had 14 in the first half and didn't value the basketball, but we bounced back. We were down early in the game but came back and had the lead at the half. I thought their three-point shooting was huge. They didn't do a very good job of it in the first half, but I thought in the second half they were able to nail a few shots against us. It was the difference in the ballgame and kind of took the life out of us."

On having only seven baskets in the second half ... "We are really disappointed in our effort against their zone. They went zone as we went zone against them and stymied them in the first half. They turned the tables on us and we weren't able to get in any kind of rhythm. Daniel Horton getting in foul trouble kind of disjointed us somewhat, but we have to get better. We have a chance to get home and hopefully to regroup and get better."

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