With the 66-43 victory over Old Dominion, the Wolverines improve to 19-5* (24-5) all-time in postseason NIT games. In addition, Michigan is now 6-1* (7-1) in Final Four games played at Madison Square Garden.
Michigan extended its winning streak in postseason national tournament play to 9-0. The Wolverines are tied for the longest streak in the nation with upcoming opponent South Carolina.
Michigan, the 2004 NIT champion, will face South Carolina, the 2005 NIT champion, Thursday night (March 30). The game is set for a 7 p.m. tip and will be televised by ESPN.
Head coach Tommy Amaker improves to 9-3 all-time in postseason NIT games (9-0 with Michigan, 0-3 with Seton Hall).
With Michigan holding Old Dominion to 43 points, not only was that a season low for an opponent by eight points (51, at Boston University on Nov. 22, 2005), it also set a U-M NIT team record for fewest points allowed in a game (62, vs. Rutgers on April 1, 2004). The Wolverines have now held four opponents to 50 or fewer points in a game this season.
With Courtney Sims' 18 points and Daniel Horton's 10 points against Old Dominion, Michigan has had at least two players score in double figures in all 32 games this season. Horton has scored in double figures in 28 of 32 games, while Sims is 17-of-32.
Courtney Sims has not missed a single game in his Michigan career, playing in 97 straight games (82 starts). Ron Coleman also has not missed a game in his U-M career, playing in 63 straight games.
With Daniel Horton's 10 points, he moves into 12th place on Michigan's all-time scoring list. Horton now has 1,596 points, which is five points away from the 11th spot held by Roy Tarpley (1,601).
With his three assists, Daniel Horton moved into the No. 4 spot all-time for career assists (481). With his two steals, Horton now has 185 for his career (No. 3 all-time). He needs two more to catch Jimmy King, who holds the No. 2 spot with 187.
With his two blocks, Courtney Sims moved into the No. 3 spot all-time for career blocks (169). He needs six blocks to move into the No. 2 spot (Chris Webber, 175*).
Chris Hunter pulled down a season-best nine rebounds against Old Dominion. Hunter's previous season high was eight, set on two separate occasions. Through four NIT games this season, Hunter has 27 boards (6.7 avg).
With his two blocks, Chris Hunter now has 90 for his career. He is two blocks away from moving into Michigan's all-time top 10. Brent Petway holds the 10th spot with 92.
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