2005-06 BKM vs. Central Michigan -- Postgame Notes

With an 87-60 win, Michigan is now 78-12 in season openers including five straight.

Michigan is now 19-2 all time against Central Michigan.

The Wolverines recorded 87 points against the Chippewas, netting 80 or more points for the first time since March 24, 2004 against Hawaii.

Michigan had three players reach double digits: Courtney Sims (20), Lester Abram (19) and Dion Harris (13).

With 29-of-48 shooting (60.4 percent), Michigan shot better than 60 percent for the first time since Jan. 7, 2004 against Northwestern (65.1).

Michigan recorded 21 assists against Central Michigan, marking the first time the Wolverines recorded 20 or better since Dec. 31, 2004 against UNC-Asheville (22).

Graham Brown brought down 11 rebounds to tie his career best. The last time Brown recorded 11 was at Indiana (1/19/05).

Graham Brown's 11 rebounds put him over the 400 mark for his career. Brown currently has 403.

Dion Harris recorded 13 points to put him at exactly 800 points for his career.

Dion Harris has played in 66 straight games for the Wolverines with 42 starts.

Courtney Sims' 20 points against the Chippewas marked his second career game with 20 points or more. He also recorded 25 points against Northwestern in the Big Ten Tournament (March 10, 2005).

Courtney Sims set a career high with nine field goals. Sims previous best was eight baskets against Northwestern in the Big Ten Tournament (March 10, 2005).

Courtney Sims has played in 66 straights games for the Wolverines with 58 starts.

Ron Coleman recorded career bests in free throws (5) and attempts (6).

In his first game ever as a Wolverine, Jerret Smith dished out nine assists. Smith finished the game with eight points and one steal to go along with his nine assists.

Hayes Grooms, Jevohn Shepherd and Jerret Smith each played in their first game as a Wolverine.

Tonight's attendance was 11,484 tickets sold.

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