Michigan's 58-55 win over Indiana marks coach Tommy Amaker's first victory over the Hoosiers as Michigan's head coach.
Michigan's win over Indiana (No. 24 AP, No. 19 ESPN/USA Today) marks the first time the Wolverines have beaten a ranked opponent since their win over No. 8/8 Illinois (2/21/06) at Crisler Arena.
With an attendance of 13,751, today's game against Indiana marked Michigan's second sellout crowd of the 2006-07 season. Crisler Arena also hosted a sellout crowd on Dec. 30 against Georgetown.
Today was the 149th meeting between Michigan and Indiana. Michigan is now 52-97 (49-90*) against the Hoosiers in the all-time series with a home record of 40-35 (37-33*).
Michigan began the game with its fifth starting lineup combination of the 2006-07 season: Dion Harris, Jerret Smith, Lester Abram, Brent Petway and Ekpe Udoh.
Michigan held Indiana to 18 points in the first half, marking the lowest point total in a half for the Hoosiers this season. Prior to Saturday's game, IU's lowest total in a half was 20 in the second half of a 51-43 loss at Illinois (Jan. 23).
Indiana's 18 first-half points matched a season low for Wolverine opponents during conference play. The other time U-M held a Big Ten opponent to 18 points in a half was in a 58-46 win at Northwestern (Jan. 3) in the second half.
Courtney Sims has not missed a game in his career, playing in 125 straight, while teammate Ron Coleman has played in 91 straight for the Maize and Blue.
Courtney Sims' 13 points against the Hoosiers boosted him to 25th on Michigan's all-time scoring list with 1,265 career points. Sims reached and surpassed Maurice Taylor* (1995-97) and Ray Jackson (1992-95), who finished their Michigan careers with 1,262 points.
With seven points against the Hoosiers, Lester Abram moved his career total to 1,205 and became the 33rd player in Michigan history to reach 1,200 career points.
Scoring a team-leading 16 points against the Hoosiers, Dion Harris has posted double figures in 10 of his last 13 games. It is his third consecutive game leading the Wolverines in points.
Dion Harris is 10 points away from becoming the 17th player in Michigan history to reach 1,500 career points. He has 1,490 career tallies.
With three blocks against the Hoosiers, Brent Petway took over sixth place on Michigan's all-time blocks list with 137. Petway surpassed Josh Asselin (1998-2001), who finished his U-M career with 136.
Jerret Smith set a career high with 12 points against Indiana. Smith's previous best was 11, which he recorded against Purdue (Jan. 20).
Jerret Smith's four field goals against Indiana matches a career best for the sophomore guard. The last time Smith hit four from the field was against Purdue (Jan. 20).
* Denotes NCAA sanctions
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