2003-04 BKM vs. Wisconsin -- Postgame Notes

With the victory Michigan is now 77-52 against Wisconsin all-time and 6-5 in the last 11 games. The home team has won the last six contests, with each team going 3-3 during that period.

The victory marked the first time Michigan defeated a ranked opponent since Feb. 19, 2003, when the Wolverines defeated No.23/24 Purdue 78-67 in West Lafayette, Ind.

The last time Michigan defeated an opponent in the nation's top 15 was a 51-39 victory at then No. 15 Wisconsin Feb. 27, 1999. The last time U-M beat a top 15 opponent at home was an 82-70 win over No. 8 Indiana Jan. 5, 1999.

Michigan improved on its league-leading steal number as the Wolverines earned five steals against the Bagers this afternoon. Leading the way in the swipe column was Lester Abram with three.

The Wolverines had three players score in double figures for the 17th time this season. Lester Abram led the way with 17 points followed by Courtney Sims with 14 and Bernard Robinson Jr. with 11.

U-M's streak of games with at least 10 offensive rebounds came to an end today as the Wolverines collected only four offensive boards. Michigan had previously had 10 straight games with 10 or more offensive rebounds.

Michigan improved to 12-2 at home this season.

Michigan improved to 54-14 all-time against Wisconsin in Ann Arbor, including a mark of 26-3 in Crisler Arena.

The Wolverines had a 5:03 minute field-goal drought in the first half. During that stretch, Wisconsin outscored U-M 13-1.

The Wolverines shot an astounding 75 percent (15-of-20) from the field in the first half against Wisconsin. It marked the second highest shooting performance in a half this season by the Maize and Blue. In the first half of a 78-54 win at Northwestern, Michigan shot 76.2 percent (16-of-21).

Bernard Robinson Jr., Michigan's "Mr. Everything," finished the game with a complete stat line as the senior dropped in 11 points, grabbed three rebounds and had six assists.

Bernard Robinson Jr. snapped his steals streak at 21 consecutive games. Today marked the first game this season that Robinson did not post at least one steal.

In his last two games Bernard Robinson Jr. has an assist-to-turnover ratio of 14-3. This afternoon the senior had six assists to one turnovers. Against Penn State (Feb. 18) he had eight helpers to just two miscues.

With 11 points Bernard Robinson Jr. moved just three shy of passing John Tidwell (1958-61) for 19th place (1,386) on U-M's all-time scoring list.

Lester Abram tied a career high with three steals. It marks the sixth time in his career he had three swipes in a game. The last time Abram had three steals was earlier this year at Penn State (Jan. 24).

Chris Hunter played in 18 minutes today and was very productive in that time. The sophomore finished with six points on 3-of-4 shooting and pulled a team-best seven rebounds. He also had one block and one steal.

Courtney Sims improved on his Big Ten Conference blocked shot lead as the freshman registered three swats this afternoon. To date Sims has 49 rejections this season. He is the only player in the Big Ten with more than 40 blocked shots this season.

Dion Harris handed out a pair of assists to record the 50th assist of his career.

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