2005-06 BKM at Ohio State -- Notes & Quotes


With Michigan's 64-54 loss at No. 13/12 Ohio State, the Wolverines are 63-82 overall against the Buckeyes after NCAA sanctions, but stand 70-85 overall in the all-time series.

With Michigan's 64-54 loss at No. 13/12 Ohio State, the Wolverines currently hold an 18-8 overall record with an 8-7 record in Big Ten action.

Michigan recorded 43 rebounds to Ohio State's 33 for a 10-rebound differential. The Wolverines have bettered their opponent by 10 boards or more seven other times this season.

Daniel Horton hit a perfect 2-of-2 from the free throw line to reach and surpass 300 free throws for his career. He is currently 301-of-379 for a 79.4 percentage for seventh on Michigan's all-time list.

With two steals at Ohio State, Daniel Horton breaks a tie with former teammate Bernard Robinson, Jr. (2001-04) to take third on Michigan's all-time steals list. Horton currently has 171 career steals.

Brent Petway recorded a career-best tying 11 rebounds at Ohio State. Petway matched the mark he set against Boston University (12/14/04).

Courtney Sims recorded 10 points and 10 rebounds for his fourth double-double of the season and ninth for his career. Sims recorded his last double-double also against Ohio State (Feb. 9) when he posted 26 points and a career-best 16 rebounds.

Courtney Sims and Ron Coleman have not missed a single game in their Wolverine careers. Sims has played in 91 consecutive games with 81 starts while Coleman has played in 57 straight games with 36 starts.

Ron Coleman recorded a team-leading 13 points for his fourth game in double figures in the last six games. It is his sixth game in double figures this season.

Jerret Smith matched a career best in rebounds with four. Smith also brought down four boards at Penn State (Feb. 1).


Michigan coach Tommy Amaker
On the game ... "It was certainly frustrating for us from an offensive standpoint. We couldn't get on track, we missed a lot of easy interior shots and I thought that got us a little frustrated. But I thought both teams were pretty darn good defensively. I thought it was that kind of game today where possessions are going to be very important and very valuable and whatever team could have a little surge or breakout [would have an advantage]. But we didn't value the ball, we had some silly turnovers, and we certainly couldn't put it in the hole, and then [there were] some of our key guys that we need to score for us in particular."

On whether the free throw shooting was so lopsided because they were more aggressive ... "I think so. I think they were able to attack the basket a few times. They attacked it in the post, trying to drop-step looking for contact. I thought they got some loose balls. If you go after those kinds of things its funny how you get rewarded for getting fouled or going to the foul line and I thought they were quicker to the ball than we were this afternoon."

On whether he takes anything away from going toe-to-toe with these kinds of teams on the road ... "Well, I'm sure once we look at the tape and analyze things from this afternoon that we'll find some positive things. I was impressed we were able to put some fight there at the end; I thought we still competed all the way through, but as [far as] going toe-to-toe in some of these tougher places with some really good basketball teams, we'll look at it and see if we can gather something from it but it's still a loss."

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