Dion Harris was named Most Valuable Player for the 2006 John Thompson Challenge in Ann Arbor, while Ron Coleman and Courtney Sims were named to the All-Challenge Team. Other players named to the team included Davidson's Stephen Curry, Central Connecticut State's Javier Mojica and Eastern Michigan's Carlos Medlock
For the third straight game, Michigan's starting lineup was Dion Harris, Ron Coleman, Lester Abram, Brent Petway and Courtney Sims.
With his start against Eastern Michigan, Courtney Sims played in his 101st straight game as a Wolverine. He became the 49th Wolverine to play 100 career games after starting against Davidson. In addition Ron Coleman, who started, played in his 67th straight game for the Maize and Blue.
In today's game, Michigan coach Tommy Amaker faced former U-M assistant Charles E. Ramsey, who took over Eastern Michigan's program last year.
After missing the Davidson game with a leg injury, Jevohn Shepherd came back strong against Eastern Michigan, collecting a career-best four steals against the Eagles. He also added seven points, three rebounds, an assist and a block in 17 minutes of action.
Brent Petway tied his career-best with three assists against Eastern Michigan. Also, Petway almost reached a double-double against the crosstown rival with 10 points and nine rebounds. Of his five field goals, four of them came on dunks.
DeShawn Sims recorded career-bests in several statistically categories, including nine points, four rebounds, three blocks, two assists and 14 minutes.
Ekpe Udoh posted a career-best six rebounds against Eastern Michigan. He also had a career-best four points, tied his best with two assists and played in a career-best 21 minutes.
K'Len Morris recorded several career-bests against Eastern Michigan. He had career-bests in points (5), field goals (2), field goal attempts (5), free throws (1), free throw attempts (2) steals (2) and minutes (12).
Michigan had 14 players seen action against Eastern Michigan. All but two of those recorded a point in the game against the Eagles. In total, 11 players saw 10 or more minutes of action.
Michigan notched eight blocks against Eastern Michigan. DeShawn Sims led the way with a career-best three, while Dion Harris tied his career-best mark with one. Ron Coleman, Brent Petway, Jevohn Shepherd and Courtney Sims also each notched one block in the game.
Phil DeVries and David Merritt played in their first career games for the Wolverines against Eastern Michigan. DeVries recorded his first career stat with a rebound, while Merritt also got his first collegiate assist.