In a Michigan tradition, the Wolverines started five seniors on "Senior Day" against Indiana. Fifth-year senior guard Hayes Grooms (first career start), senior guard Sherrod Harrell (14th career start), senior guard Daniel Horton (100th career start), senior forward Amadou Ba (first career start) and senior forward Graham Brown (100th career start) were all given the starting nod against the Hoosiers.
Michigan played before its fourth sellout home crowd (13,751) of the season against Indiana (March 4) to close out the Big Ten regular season. The Wolverines also sold out Crisler Arena against UCLA (Dec. 17), Michigan State (Jan. 25) and Wisconsin (Jan. 28). In 2004-05, the Maize and Blue also sold out four total times.
By starting against Indiana, Graham Brown and Daniel Horton became the 15th and 16th Wolverines in U-M history to start 100 games in their careers. Brown has played in 113 career games, with 100 starts, while Horton has played in 104 career games with 100 starts.
Prior to today's game, Michigan honored its 2006 senior class: Lester Abram, Amadou Ba, Graham Brown, Hayes Grooms, Sherrod Harrell, Daniel Horton, Chris Hunter, Troy Sanchez.
With its 69-67 loss to Indiana, the Wolverines finished the regular season at 18-9 with an 8-8 mark in Big Ten Conference play.
The Wolverines had two players score in double digits against the Hoosiers, led by Daniel Horton with 34 points and Graham Brown with 10. Michigan has had at least two players in double digits scoring every game this season.
Today's starting lineup was Graham Brown, Daniel Horton, Amadou Ba, Sherrod Harrell and Hayes Grooms. For Ba and Grooms, it marked the first starts of their careers.
With 34 points against Indiana, Daniel Horton recorded his third game of the season over 30 points. Horton set a career high with 32 points against Minnesota (Jan. 21) and then re-set the mark with 39 against Illinois (Feb. 21). It also marked his fourth career game with 30 or more points.
Daniel Horton became the 16th Wolverine to surpass the 1,500-point mark in his career with 34 points against the Hoosiers. Horton passed Bernard Robinson Jr. (2001-04) and now sits at 15th on U-M's all-time scoring list with 1,510 points.
Daniel Horton tied a Michigan record and set a Crisler Arena record by shooting a perfect 13-for-13 from the free-throw line against Indiana. Horton is just the third player in Michigan history to connect of all of his free-throws with at least 13 attempts and the first to do so in Crisler Arena.
Daniel Horton connected on all 13 of his attempts from the charity stripe to improve to 119-for-127 (93.7 percent) on the season and 89-for-91 (97.8 percent) during the Big Ten season. Horton is on pace to set both the Big Ten and U-M single season free throw shooting percentage records.
Daniel Horton set a career high with 13 free throws made while he tied a career high with 13 attempted. Horton's previous best from the charity stripe was 12-for-13 against Purdue (12/19/03).
Graham Brown and Daniel Horton each earned their 100th career start in their final home game for the Maize and Blue. Brown and Horton are the 15th and 16th players in U-M history with at least 100 career starts.
After corralling nine rebounds against the Hoosiers, Graham Brown moved up two spots on U-M's all-time rebounding list. Brown passed Josh Asselin (1998-2001) and Dennis Stewart (1967-69) and now sits 25th on U-M's all-time rebounding list with 596 boards.
Dion Harris handed out one assist to reach the 250-assist mark of his career.
Brent Petway recorded two blocks to crack U-M's all-time top 10 in blocks with 90 career blocks.
Courtney Sims and Ron Coleman each extended their consecutive games played streaks. Sims has now played in 92 straight games while Coleman has not missed a game in his career, appearing in 58 straight contests.
Ron Coleman chipped in with nine points to surpass the 400-point mark in his career. Coleman entered the game with 395 points and now has 404 in his career.
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