2004-05 BKM vs. Northwestern -- Postgame Notes


With its 58-54 loss to Northwestern in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament, the Wolverines finish the 2004-05 season with a 13-18 overall record.

With the loss, Michigan is now 3-7 overall in Big Ten Tournament games. Three games (3-0) from the 1998 tournament were vacated by U-M due to NCAA sanctions. The 1998 Big Ten Tournament title was also vacated by the Wolverines.

The Wolverines are now 1-1 against Northwestern in the Big Ten Tournament. In 2002, No. 10 seed Michigan defeated No. 7 seed Northwestern 72-51.

Michigan's 56 points tied for the lowest offensive output by the Wolverines in the Big Ten Tournament. Michigan also scored 56 points against Indiana in the 2003 tournament (March 14).

The Wolverines set a Michigan Big Ten Tournament record with eight blocked shots against Northwestern. U-M's previous best in a Big Ten Tournament game was seven blocks against Ohio State (march 5, 1999), a game that was later vacated by the Wolverines.

J.C. Mathis collected seven first half rebounds to set a new season high. Mathis finished the game with seven boards.

Dani Wohl recorded the first blocked shot of his career in the first half.

Dion Harris and Courtney Sims combined to score 44 of Michigan's 56 points against the Wildcats.

Dion Harris has not missed a game in his career, playing in all 65 games during his two years at Michigan. Over that stretch, Harris has earned 41 starts, including the last nine games.

With 19 points today, Dion Harris reached double figures in scoring for the eighth straight game. Over that stretch, Harris has averaged just under 18 points per game.

Dion Harris's 19 points today move him into fifth on U-M's all-time Big Ten Tournament scoring list. In three Big Ten Tournament games, Harris has scored 53 points.

Dion Harris recorded three, three-point field goals and now has 10 career Big Ten Tournament triples. Harris's 10 three-pointers place him fourth on U-M's all-time Big Ten Tournament list.

Dion Harris connected on a pair of triples in the first half to extend his streak of games with a three pointer to nine. Harris finished the game shooting three-of-nine from beyond the arc and is 25-of-65 from three-point range in his last nine games.

Dion Harris handed out five assists against Northwestern and now has posted three or more assists in nine of his last 10 games. Over that stretch, Harris has 35 assists.

Courtney Sims has not missed a game in his career, playing in all 65 games during his two years at Michigan. Over that stretch, Sims has earned 57 starting nods.

Courtney Sims set a career high with 25 points to lead Michigan in scoring. Sims's previous high was 19 points, which he posted twice.

Courtney Sims's 25 points qualify for the second-most by a Wolverine in the Big Ten Tournament. LaVell Blanchard (1999-2002) tallied 26 points against the Wildcats in the 2002 tournament (March 7).

Courtney Sims recorded three blocks in the first half to become Michigan's career leader in blocked shots in Big Ten Tournament games. Sims finished the game with four blocks and now has 10 blocks in his Big Ten Tournament career.

Courtney Sims's four blocks tie his own Michigan record in Big Ten Tournament games. Sims also had four blocks in the 2004 tournament against Illinois (March 13).

Brent Petway led the Wolverines with eight rebounds. He has now grabbed at least eight boards in each of the last four games.

Brent Petway tied a career high with three assists. It is the fourth time Petway has handed out three assists in a game.

Brent Petway blocked three shots to record his sixth game of the season with three or more blocks and the ninth of his career.

Contact: Tom Wywrot (734) 763-4423

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