With Michigan's 76-24 loss to South Carolina in the championship game, the Wolverines drop to 19-6* (24-6) all-time in the NIT Tournament. U-M is 6-2* (7-2) all-time in NIT games played at Madison Square Garden.
Tonight marked the third* time (1984, 1997*, 2004 and 2006) that Michigan has appeared in the NIT championship game.
The Wolverines hold a 2-2 record all-time against South Carolina.
Daniel Horton was named to the NIT all-tournament team for the second time in his career. Horton was named the tournament MVP when Michigan won the title in 2004.
Tonight's loss to South Carolina snapped Michigan's nine-game winning streak in postseason play. Michigan shared the longest posteason winning streak in the nation with the Gamecocks, who now hold the streak alone at 10.
Michigan finishes the season with an overall record of 22-11, marking the 20th time in school history that the Wolverines have accumulated at least 20 wins in a season. It is the second 20-win season under head coach Tommy Amaker (U-M went 23-11 in 2003-04 en route to the NIT title).
Head coach Tommy Amaker holds a 9-4 record in five career postseason NIT appearances (9-1 with Michigan, 0-3 with Seton Hall).
Tonight marked the final collegiate game for seven Wolverine seniors: Daniel Horton, Hayes Grooms, Troy Sanchez, Sherrod Harrell, Graham Brown, Chris Hunter and Amadou Ba.
Graham Brown and Daniel Horton both made their 106th career start in their final game tonight, which ties them for eighth place all-time in the school record book.
Daniel Horton finished his last game at Michigan with a team-high 18 points, which puts him at 1,614 points for his career and in 11th place on U-M's all-time scoring list. Horton scored in double figures in 29 of 32 games this season (86 of 110 for his career).
Chris Hunter finished his final game as a Wolverine with 12 points, marking the 12th time this season and the 35th time in his career that he has reached double figures in scoring. Hunter hit for double digits in four of Michigan's final five games this year.
Brent Petway scored a season-high 12 points against South Carolina. His previous season best was 10, which he set at Michigan State (Feb. 18) and against UTEP in the first round of the NIT (March 16).
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