Tonight's attendance was 12,038.
In the starting lineup for Michigan were senior Bernard Robinson Jr., sophomores Lester Abram, Daniel Horton and Chris Hunter, as well as freshman Courtney Sims.
Six Wolverines made their Maize and Blue debuts in tonight's tilt with Oakland as Courtney Sims, Brent Petway, Dion Harris, J.C. Mathis, Amadou Ba and Dani Wohl all played their first minutes in a Michigan uniform.
With a hanging layup at 9:32 of the first half, Bernard Robinson Jr. tallied his 1,100th career point at Michigan. Robinson finished two points shy of his career high, netting 21 points. Through 87 career games, the senior wingman has 1,115 points.
Freshman Courtney Sims made his Michigan debut as he was in the starting lineup for tonight's matchup with Oakland.
Courtney Sims scored the first points of Michigan's 2003-04 season when tipped in a Bernard Robinson Jr. miss at 19:47 of the first half. Sims finished with 12 points, six rebounds and six blocked shots.
With his six blocks, Courtney Sims became the first Wolverine to swat away five shots in a game since Josh Asselin (1998-2001) turned away five against Iowa on March 3, 2000. Sims' single-game effort ranks tied for seventh on Michigan's single-game best list. Asselin was the last Wolverine with six blocks as he did so against Murray State on Dec. 24, 1997.
Dion Harris made his Maize and Blue regular-season debut tonight and scored his first career points when he bucketed a three-pointer at 14:43 of the first half. Harris finished wtih 15 points and six assists.
Junior captain J.C. Mathis made his debut for Michigan after sitting out last year due to NCAA transfer rules. In his first action as a Wolverine, Mathis pulled down five rebounds and added four points off the bench.
Michigan's tenacious defense forced 18 Oakland turnovers, with 12 steals and 10 blocked shots. Heading the effort was Bernard Robinson Jr. with three steals, while Daniel Horton and Chris Hunter added two steals apiece. Courtney Sims had six blocked shots.
Michigan out-rebounded Oakland by 14 as the total numbers stood at 46-32. Leading the way for the Maize and Blue was Bernard Robinson Jr. with eight (two offensive and six defensive).
The Wolverines had four players score in double digits tonight as Bernard Robinson Jr. had 21, Lester Abram had 19, Dion Harris had 15 and Courtney Sims had 12.
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