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Michigan's starting lineup was Dion Harris, Ron Coleman, Lester Abram, Brent Petway and Courtney Sims.
With his start against Central Connecticut State, Courtney Sims played in his 99th straight game as a Wolverine. He needs to play one more game to become the 49th Wolverine to play 100 career games. In addition to Sims, Ron Coleman, who started, played in his 65th straight game for the Maize and Blue.
Reed Baker, K'Len Morris, Kendric Price, DeShawn Sims, Ekpe Udoh all made their regular season collegiate debuts against Central Connecticut State.
Michigan held Central Connecticut State to just 40 total points in the season-opening game, which marked the lowest U-M opponent output since Wisconsin posted 39 points against the Maize and Blue at the Kohl Center (Feb. 27, 1999). Last season, the Wolverines held Old Dominion to just 43 points in the semifinals of the postseason NIT at Madison Square Garden (March 28, 2006).
Michigan's game against Central Connecticut State was delayed almost an hour as the first game of the John Thompson Challenge took longer than expected. Davidson defeated Eastern Michigan in the opening round 81-77. After tipping off at 6:05 p.m., the game had 51 fouls and 58 turnovers, and did not end until 8:30 p.m.
With his game-high 19 points, Dion Harris pushed his career total to 1,149 points. He ranks 32nd all-time at U-M, and needs just 35 points to catch All-American Rickey Green (1,184).
Dion Harris dropped five three-pointers against Central Connecticut State, giving him 201 in his career. He is now just the third Wolverine in history to record over 200 three-pointers in a career. Harris is just 31 triples away from reaching No. 2 all-time, which is held by former teammate Daniel Horton (233).
After grabbing nine rebounds against Central Connecticut State, Courtney Sims moved up one spot on the U-M's all-time rebounding list. He now has 519 in his career, putting him 35th all-time.
With his 10-point effort against Central Connecticut State, Lester Abram moved closer to reaching 1,000 career points. He now has 965 career points, just 35 away from becoming the 41st Wolverine to reach the milestone.
Lester Abram's five assists not only led the game, but also matched his career best. He also had five assists against Coppin State (Dec. 28, 2005).
Ron Coleman's 10 points gave the Wolverines three players scoring in double digits. He has now scored in double figures in 19 career games.
Despite not scoring in his first collegiate game, Ekpe Udoh posted three rebounds, three blocks and two steals in 19 minutes in his season debut. In DeShawn Sims' debut, he had two points, two rebounds and a block in six minutes of action.
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