With its 72-50 win over Minnesota, Michigan improves to 17-6 overall with a 7-5 record in Big Ten action.
Michigan's 72-50 win over Minnesota gives the Wolverines a 75-61 record over the Golden Gophers in the all-time series. After games vacated due to NCAA sanctions, U-M holds a 69-57 record over Minnesota.
Michigan's 72-50 win coupled with the Wolverines' 71-55 victory at Minnesota earlier in the season mark the first time since the 1992-93 season U-M swept the Golden Gophers in the season series.
The Wolverines had three players in double figures: Daniel Horton (21), Chris Hunter (13) and Ron Coleman (13). Michigan has had at least two players score in double digits in all 23 games this season.
The Wolverines' 72-50 win over the Golden Gophers marks Michigan's fourth opponent this season held to 50 points or less. U-M also held Boston University (46, Nov. 22), South Florida (47, Dec. 10) and Delaware State (49, Dec. 7) to 50 points or less.
With Michigan's 72-50 victory over Minnesota, Tommy Amaker earned his 150th win as a head coach. In his fifth year as the Wolverines' head coach Amaker holds an 82-65 overall record.
Strong perimeter defense helped the Wolverines hold Minnesota to a 2005-06 season opponent-low 13.3 percent (2-of-15) from beyond the arc, besting U-M's opponent low of 16.7 percent (3-of-18) also set by the Gophers at Minnesota (Jan. 21).
The Wolverines outrebounded the Golden Gophers 36-to-29 for a seven-rebound differential. For the season, Michigan has outrebounded its opponent in 16 games with seven of those games being by 10 or more.
With Lester Abram, Dion Harris and Jerret Smith still out of the lineup due to injury and illness, Michigan's starting lineup was comprised of Daniel Horton, Jevohn Shepherd, Ron Coleman, Graham Brown and Chris Hunter.
Courtney Sims and Ron Coleman have not missed a single game in their Wolverines careers. Sims has played in 88 straight games with 79 starts while Coleman has played in 54 straight games with 25 starts.
Hayes Grooms recorded four assists against Minnesota for his highest assist total as a Michigan Wolverine. Grooms also recorded two steals in a career-best 30 minutes of action.
Sherrod Harrell went a perfect 2-for-2 with one triple for five points against Minnesota. Harrell also recorded one steal in his 11th game this season.
With 21 points, senior Daniel Horton reached and surpassed 1,400-point mark for his Wolverine career. Horton's 21 also moved him up two spots to 19th on the all-time scoring list surpassing former Wolverines John Tidwell (1,386, 1959-61) and Terry Mills (1,405, 1988-90).
Daniel Horton's two steals in the first half tied him with former Wolverine Travis Conlan (1995-98) for fourth all-time on Michigan's career-steals list. For his career, Horton has grabbed 167 career steals.
With his start against Minnesota, Daniel Horton became the 35th player in Wolverine history to play in at least 100 career games. After the start, he also holds 95-career starting nods.
With a team-leading 21 points, Daniel Horton recorded 20-or-more points for the seventh time this season. Horton's best this season was also a career best as he recorded 32 points at Minnesota (Jan. 21).
Chris Hunter recorded his eighth game of the season in double figures, coming away with 13 tallies on 5-of-9 shooting with one triple.
With six rebounds against Minnesota, Brent Petway reached and surpassed the 300-rebound mark for his career. Petway currently holds 304 career boards.
With 10:05 remaining in the first period, Ron Coleman earned his second assist of the evening for his 50th-career assist. In total, Coleman dished out three assists in U-M's victory for 51 total for his career.
Over the seven games Ron Coleman has started, he has been on the floor for 29-or-more minutes in each contest. He recorded a season-best 38 minutes tonight against the Golden Gophers.
In his seventh-consecutive start, Ron Coleman recorded 13 points on 4-of-10 shooting with three triples, four boards and three assists.
In the second start of his career in as many games, Jevohn Shepherd recorded six points on 1-of-2 shooting with one triples and 3-of-6 from the charity stripe. Shepherd also recorded his fourth-career block.
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