Crisler Arena observed a moment of silence prior to the national anthem to honor the sudden passing of Glenn "Bo" Schembechler, U-M's football head coach from 1969-89. He was 77 years old.
For the fifth straight game, Michigan used the same starting lineup -- Dion Harris, Ron Coleman and Lester Abram on the perimeter with Brent Petway and Courtney Sims in the frontcourt.
With Michigan's 82-50 win over Harvard, the Wolverines improve their overall record to 5-0 in the 2006-07 season. It also improved the Maize and Blue to 2-0 all-time against the Crimson. The first matchup came in 1970, when Michigan was victorious 100-73 in the Michigan Invitational at Crisler Arena.
Michigan just completed at five-game swing in an eight-day period with a perfect record of 5-0. The Wolverines have started the last two seasons with a perfect 5-0 record.
Michigan shot a season-best 59.6 percent from the field (34-for-57). The Wolverines also had a season-best 24 assists.
With 10 steals against Harvard, Michigan has now recorded two games with 10-plus steals this season. The Wolverines have posted 48 steals in five games for 9.6 per game.
Michigan had five players in double figures against Harvard -- Ron Coleman (20), Courtney Sims (12), Ekpe Udoh (11), Dion Harris (10) and Lester Abram (10). The last time Michigan had five double-digit scorers was Feb. 9, 2006, against Ohio State at Crisler Arena.
With Courtney Sims hitting a pair of free throws early in the first half (19:12), he became the 41st Wolverine to reach 1,000 career points. He finished the game with 12 points ,giving him 1,011 points in his four-year career.
Ron Coleman posted a career-best 20 points against Harvard. His performance topped his previous best of 18 points, which he had twice -- at Purdue (Feb. 11, 2006) and against Fairfield (Jan. 8, 2005). Coleman set new career bests with nine field goals and 16 field goal attempts.
Lester Abram finished with 10 points against Harvard, putting him just five points away from becoming the 42nd Wolverine to score 1,000 career points.
Lester Abram recorded a career-best seven assists and career-best five steals against Harvard. He has set and then broken his career-best assists mark three times this season.
Ekpe Udoh's was a perfect 5-for-5 from the field en route to a career-high 11 points against Harvard. He also had five rebounds, all on the offensive end, two blocks and a career-best-tying two steals. He finished the game with a career-best 22 minutes of action.
With his four blocks, Brent Petway took over the Michigan lead with nine blocks on the season. Michigan had eight blocks to Harvard's zero in the game. On the season, the Wolverines have 31 total blocks, while their opponents have just six.
Kendric Price's six points and Reed Baker's five points off the bench were both career bests. Price set career bests with three field goals on four attempts.
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