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For the sixth 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 the 65-56 win over Youngstown State, Michigan remained unbeaten at 6-0. It marks the second straight season the Wolverines have won their first six games of the season. Michigan went 7-0 to start the 2005-06 campaign.
With Youngstown State scoring 56 total points, Michigan recorded its fourth straight game holding its opponent to 60 or fewer points. In fact, Michigan has not allowed an opponent to score more than 68 points in a game this season.
With Courtney Sims' 18 points and Brent Petway and Lester Abram scoring 13 apiece, Michigan has now had three double-digit scorers in a game in five of the six games this season.
With his second three-pointer in the first half, Lester Abram became the 42nd Wolverine to score 1,000 career points. He finished the game with 13 points and sits at 1,008 for his career. He also becomes the second player this season to accomplish the feat after Courtney Sims reached the milestone against UW-Milwaukee (Nov. 15).
With Lester Abram joining the 1,000-point club, Michigan now has three current players in the exclusive club. Abram joins Dion Harris and Courtney Sims as active players in the 1,000 point club. It is the sixth time in U-M history Michigan has had at least three 1,000-point players active during a season.
Lester Abram finished the game with a season-best 13 points on 5-for-10 shooting including three three-pointers. It marked his third double-digit total of the season. Abram's previous best output was 10 points against Central Connecticut State (Nov. 10) and Harvard (Nov. 17).
With 20 assists against Youngstown State, Michigan has posted two straight games with 20-plus assists in a game. The Wolverines had a season-best 24 against Harvard (Nov. 17).
Brent Petway recorded his second double-double of the season with his 13 points and 10 rebounds against Youngstown State. It is the fifth overall in his career. Earlier this season he recorded a double-double with 13 points and 11 rebounds against UW-Milwaukee (Nov. 15).
Brent Petway recorded his third game this season with double-digit rebounds with 10 against Youngstown State. Petway evenly split his 10 boards against the Penguins with five offensive and five defensive.
Dion Harris had a season-best seven assists and was just one assist shy of tying his career best of eight. Harris had a career-high eight assists against UNC Asheville (Dec. 31, 2004).
Lester Abram led Michigan in steals for the second straight season with three against Youngstown State. He now leads the Wolverines with 12 steals.
Courtney Sims has now scored in double figures in five straight games. He finished the game against Youngstown State with 18 points on 7-for-11 shooting from the field. Sims has now led the team in scoring in three of the six games this season.
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