2003-04 BKM at Northwestern -- Postgame Notes

With the 63-56 victory, Michigan swept the two-game season series with Northwestern. It marks the first time Michigan has defeated Northwestern two times in a season since 1999-2000, when the Wolverines won 93-70 at Crisler Arena (Jan 19) and 61-55 in overtime at Welsh-Ryan Arena (Feb 26).

Michigan has now won its last four at Welsh-Ryan, and nine of its last 11 in Evanston. In fact, Michigan holds a 40-31 advantage at Northwestern.

The last Michigan road victory was Jan. 24 in a 69-59 victory at Penn State.

Michigan held Northwestern to a season-low 35.1 percent shooting (20-of-57). Northwestern's previous low was 35.4 percent (17-of-48) in a 78-54 loss at Michigan (Jan 7).

In the two games against Northwestern, Michigan shot a combined 57.7 percent (49-of-85). Conversely the Wildcats shot 35.2 percent (37-of-105).

Michigan is now 17-4 when leading at the half. Michigan held a 32-31 advantage at the midway point of the game.

Today marked the 20th time this season that Michigan had at least three players score in double figures. Daniel Horton led the way with 16 points, Lester Abram had 14, and Dion Harris added 10 for the Wolverines.

Michigan had its third highest number of turnovers this season as the Wolverines turned the ball over 11 times in the first half and 10 in the second. Michigan's 21 turnovers led to 23 points for the Wildcats.

Michigan shot 15-of-19 from the free throw line (78.9 percent), including 6-of-8 in the final 45 seconds of the game. Lester Abram went 4-for-4 down the stretch and Bernard Robinson Jr. was 2-for-2.

The starting backcourt of Daniel Horton and Dion Harris scored 14 of Michigan's first 15 points. Horton had nine points, Harris had five, and Bernard Robinson Jr. added a free throw during the stretch.

Michigan used an 18-4 run over an eight-minute period midway through the first half to establish its first lead of the game.

With four rebounds, Bernard Robinson Jr. is one rebound shy of becoming the 11th player in Michigan history to score 1,400 points and grab 600 rebounds. The senior now has 1,423 points and 599 rebounds.

Bernard Robinson Jr. made his 97th career start in a Michigan uniform. He is currently tied with Juwan Howard (1991-94) for 15th place on Michigan's all-time list.

With a steal at 6:13 of the first half, Daniel Horton extended his streak to 19 straight games with at least one steal. Horton has now had a steal in 25 of 27 games this season.

With two three-pointers, Daniel Horton tied Jalen Rose (1991-94) for fifth place on Michigan's career three-point field goals made list with 124.

Courtney Sims added to his Big Ten-leading shot block total with two swats against the Wildcats. Sims has 55 blocks, which is more than the combined team totals of Michigan State (49) and Northwestern (42).

Lester Abram was a perfect 9-of-9 from the free throw line, including 4-of-4 in the final 45 seconds to seal the victory for the Wolverines. Abram leads the Wolverines from the charity stripe this season shooting 84.9 percent (186-of-219).

Sherrod Harrell played a season-high 14 minutes and had a steal in Michigan's 18-4 run in the first half. Harrell's previous season high was eight minutes, which he matched in the first half against Northwestern.

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