The Wolverines matched their all-time Big Ten Tournament best of 35 free throw attempts in today's contest. The other time Michigan attempted 35 from the line was against Ohio State on March 5, 1999. Due to NCAA sanctions, all games from the 1999 season have been vacated.
With today's victory, Michigan upped its all-time Big Ten Tournament record to 2-4. The Wolverines vacated three games in the 1998 championship year and two from 1999 due to NCAA sanctions.
With today's victory over Iowa, Michigan improved its all-time record against the Hawkeyes to 74-47, including a 2-0 mark against them in the Big Ten Tournament.
As the No. 5 seed, the Wolverines are just the second team in tournament history to win its first game at that position. The five spot in the standings currently holds a 2-6 record all-time and has produced the lowest winning percentage out of all seeds.
Today's game marked the second time the Wolverines have played in Conseco Fieldhouse this season. Earlier this season, Michigan defeated Butler, 61-60, in an overtime game at Conseco Fieldhouse (Nov. 30).
The Wolverines held a 32-25 lead at halftime of today's game. Michigan is now 18-4 when leading at the half.
Michigan drew four offensive fouls today, three of which came in the first half. It is the most offensive fouls the Wolverines have drawn this season.
Bernard Robinson Jr. made his 98th career start, tying him for 13th on Michigan's all-time list. Robinson is tied with Rumeal Robinson (1987-90) and Phil Hubbard (1975-79).
Bernard Robinson Jr. became the 24th Wolverine to amass 600 rebounds in his career with five boards in the first half. Robinson is also only the 11th player in Michigan history to score 1,400 points and grab 600 rebounds in his career.
With 10 assists, Bernard Robinson Jr. topped the 100-assist mark this season. It is the first time Robinson has handed out more than 100 assists in a season. He now has 107 assists for the season.
Bernard Robinson Jr. set a new career high with 10 assists today. His previous high was eight dimes, which he had two times.
Bernard Robinson Jr. dished out 10 assists today to become Michigan's all-time assists leader in Big Ten Tournament play. Robinson now has 29 assists in five conference tournament games.
Bernard Robinson Jr. collected his 160th career steal in the first half. Robinson is currently fourth on the Wolverines' all-time steals list, needing eight steals to move into third.
With his three-point basket at 6:26 of the first half, Daniel Horton moved into sole possession of fifth place on U-M's all-time three-pointers list. Horton entered the game tied with Jalen Rose (1991-94) with 124 triples but now has 125 career three-pointers.
With a pair of rebounds in the first half, Daniel Horton surpassed his best season total of 68 rebounds from a year ago. Horton finished the game with five boards and now has 72 rebounds this season.
Graham Brown corralled three first-half rebounds to reach the 250-rebound mark in his career. Brown finished the game with seven boards and now has 254 career rebounds.
Chris Hunter set a career best with seven free throws and matched a career best with eight free-throw attempts. Hunter's previous top total was six made at Butler (Nov. 30).
Chris Hunter swiped a career-best three steals for the second time in his career. The last time Hunter grabbed three was last season against Purdue (March 8, 2003).
With his 9-for-9 from the stripe, Lester Abram matched three other Wolverines for the top free-throw mark in a Big Ten Tournament game. He has now gone 9-for-9 in back-to-back contests and is 23 for his last 25, with a streak of 19 straight. Abram is now shooting 87.1 percent on the season.
With six three-pointers today against Iowa, Dion Harris tied a Big Ten Tournament record for triples in one game. Harris joins Illinois' Cory Bradford, Penn State's Joe Crispin and Northwestern's Ben Johnson as the only players to hit six threes in a single game. Bradford accomplished the feat twice in the 1999 tournament.
Dion Harris set a new career high with 23 points today on 8-for-11 shooting, including 6-of-8 from behind the arc. Harris' previous high was 15 points, which he had on two occasions, most recently against Indiana (Jan. 11). Harris also set career highs in field goals and three-point field goals.
Dion Harris scored 23 points today to break the 250-point mark in his career. Harris now has 264 career points.
With three points today, Brent Petway reached the 100-point mark in his career. Petway currently has 100 career points.
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