2005-06 BKM at Boston University -- Notes & Quotes


With the 51-46 victory, Michigan ended a two-game losing streak with Boston University. The Wolverines currently hold a 4-2 advantage in the all-time series.

Michigan held Boston to just 46 points, marking the first time the Wolverines have held a team to 50 points or less since they did it against Penn State (Feb. 23, 2005) in a 63-48 victory.

Daniel Horton's 21 points at Boston jumped him to 34th on Michigan's all-time scoring list. Horton now has 1,051 points, moving him past Thad Garner (1979-82, 1,039 points), John Robinson (1974-77, 1,040 points) and George Lee (1957-59, 1,043 points).

Daniel Horton's 21-point performance marks his 12th-career game reaching 20 points or more.

Daniel Horton recorded four steals at Boston to move him into eighth on Michigan's all-time steals list. Horton now has 128 career swipes, moving him past Dugan Fife (1993-96) who previously held the eight-spot with 125.

Chris Hunter recorded three steals at Boston, matching a career best. Hunter has come away with three steals on two different occasions with his most recent coming against Iowa (March 12, 2004) in the Big Ten Tournament.

Courtney Sims has played in 67 consecutive games for the Wolverines with 59 starts. Dion Harris has also played in 67 consecutive games for the Wolverines with 43 starts.

Amadou Ba played a career-best seven minutes at Boston, coming away with one defensive rebound.

Ron Coleman recorded two steals at Boston to match a career best. Coleman has come away with two steals on two different occasions with his most recent coming at Michigan State (Jan. 27, 2005).

In his second regular season game as a Wolverine, Jevohn Shepherd bettered his marks of one game ago in points (5), field goals (2), field goal attempts (7) and rebounds (5). He also recorded his first-career free throw (1-of-1), assist (1), block (1) and steal (1) in 20 minutes of play.

Jerret Smith recorded his first rebound as a Wolverine in a season-high 21 minutes of play.


Michigan Coach Tommy Amaker
On the win at Boston University ... "We just told our kids that we really feel this is a very impressive victory for us because we recognize the success this program has had, we recognize how they played at Duke C the No. 1 team in the country C on the road and how they battled those guys down in North Carolina. So [it was good] seeing us be able to win on the road here against this team, [but] obviously it wasn't pretty. We did a lot of things that hopefully we will never do again. But we gutted it out and what can you say about Daniel Horton's play."

On Daniel Horton wanting the ball ... "He really did. It was nice to see that. We had a chance to maybe put the game into high gear and get it out of reach. They came back, but Daniel wouldn't allow us to lose. Making free throws, getting the rebounds, putting the shots up at times when we needed it in that stretch where we stretched the lead out there for a few points. He's done that before, we've seen him make those kinds of plays and those big shots when we needed them and we certainly needed them tonight."

On what it says about Jevohn Shepherd that he was playing at the end of the game for his defense ... "We mentioned that as well in front of the team and they gave him a great round of applause because he gave us some incredible minutes. Defensively, he was long, he was active, he came up with a huge block in the second half. I was impressed that he was able to handle the situations going down the stretch for us to be able to win this game and he was right in the middle of it."

On what they did differently in the second half against Boston forward Kevin Gardner ... "We emphasized playing post defense a little tougher. I thought he was having his way a little bit too much in there against our guys but I'm not sure we did much more than that. I think our post players had an awareness for him. He missed some shots, and I do think they wore him out a little bit. I think our depth at times on the front line, especially rotating guys through, allowed us to be able to wear him down."

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