2003-04 BKM vs. Penn State -- Postgame Notes

With the victory, Michigan swept the season series with Penn State. U-M topped the Nittany Lions 69-59 in State College on Jan. 24.

Michigan now holds a 10-5 advantage in the all-time series, including wins in the last six games.

With the victory, Michigan moves to 14-3 when holding the lead at halftime. Tonight Michigan held a 35-27 halftime advantage.

The Wolverines had four players reach double figures for the ninth time this season. Lester Abram led the way with 16 points, followed by Courtney Sims with 13 and Bernard Robinson Jr. and Daniel Horton with 11 each. Michigan is 8-1 when four or more players reach double digits.

By forcing Penn State into a first-half shot clock violation, the Wolverines have now forced their opponents into 15 team turnovers this season. All of the team turnovers have come as a result of shot clock violations, five-second calls or over-and-back calls.

For the 15th game this season, Michigan outrebounded its opponent. Tonight the Wolverines held a 37-32 advantage on the boards. Michigan is 11-4 when it wins the battle of the boards.

With 11 total offensive rebounds, Michigan had at least 10 offensive boards for the 10th straight game. U-M has only five games all season in which the team did not bring down at least 10 offensive rebounds.

Every player on the Wolverines' roster played tonight.

Bernard Robinson Jr. moved into sole possession of fourth place on U-M's all-time steals list, passing Rumeal Robinson (1987-90). The pair entered the game tied with 150 steals each, but the current Robinson posted three swipes today to push his career total to 153.

Bernard Robinson Jr.'s dunk with 17:11 to play in the first half gave him his 700th point in his Big Ten career. Robinson finished the game with 11 points and now has 709 career point in conference play.

Bernard Robinson Jr. tied a career high with eight assists today and now has nine straight games with at least two dimes. Robinson has recorded at least one assist in every game this season and now has 315 assists in his career.

Bernard Robinson Jr. collected three steals today to extend his steals streak to 22 straight games. He now has 48 steals this season, the best single-season total of his career.

By shooting 3-for-6 from beyond the arc today, Daniel Horton moved into sixth place on Michigan's all-time three-point attempts list. Horton passed Jimmy King (1991-95) and now has 349 career attempts.

Daniel Horton's triple with 18:58 to go in the first half extended his streak to seven consecutive games with at least one three-point field goal. Horton finished the game 3-for-6 from beyond the arc and now has 42 triples this season.

With one steal today, Daniel Horton extended his steals streak to 14 consecutive games. Horton has 44 steals this season, the best single-season total of his career.

Daniel Horton made the 50th start of his Michigan career today.

With a pair of free throws at the 12:52 mark of the second half, Lester Abram surpassed the 600-point mark in his career. Abram finished the game with 16 points, including 13 in the second half, and now has 603 points in his career.

Lester Abram collected a pair of steals today to give him exactly 50 swipes in his career.

With a three-point play in the second half, Chris Hunter surpassed the 200-point mark in his career. He also topped the 100-point plateau in Big Ten Conference play. Hunter finished the game with six points and now has 201 points in his career, 102 of them coming in conference games.

Graham Brown scored eight points tonight to surpass the 150-point mark in conference play. Brown now has 151 career Big Ten points.

With two blocks today, Courtney Sims boosted his season total to 46. The only player in the Big Ten with more than 40 blocks this season, Sims is bidding to become the first freshman to lead the conference in blocks since Penn State's Calvin Booth (1996).

Courtney Sims scored the first basket of the game for the 150th point of his career. Sims finished the game with 13 points and now has 162 career point.

Ashtyn Bell had his first career steal and his first career rebound in the final minutes of the contest.

Today's attendance was 10,197.

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