N O T E S
Tonight's 61-60 overtime loss to Arizona marks the first time the Wolverines have participated in an overtime contest since last season when U-M topped Butler 61-60 (Nov. 30, 2003). Michigan has not lost in overtime action since losing 70-66 at Colorado State (Feb. 11, 2002).
Tonight's 61-60 overtime contest against Arizona marked the first time the Wolverines have competed in an overtime game in Preseason NIT history.
Due to shoulder irritation, wing Lester Abram missed his second consecutive game for the Wolverines. Abram's soreness was in the same shoulder he partially dislocated last season at the Big Ten Tournament. He missed three games last season due to that injury.
After going 2-for-3 from long range against Arizona, Daniel Horton is currently 12-for-25 lifetime from three-point range at Madison Square Garden for a .480 percentage.
With two three-point field goals against Arizona, Daniel Horton upped his career three-point total to 151 to become the fourth Wolverine in Michigan history to collect over 150 triples. Horton joins the ranks of Louis Bullock (1995-99) who leads U-M with 339, LaVell Blanchard (1999-2003) who recorded 189, and Robbie Reid (1997-99) who had 160 in his career.
Daniel Horton's 13 points in tonight's contest puts him just 77 points away from becoming the 39th player in Michigan history to score at least 1,000 career points. Horton currently has 923 career tallies.
After grabbing three steals against Arizona, Daniel Horton is just five away from cracking the U-M all-time top ten. He currently has 112 career steals.
Daniel Horton's six assists against Arizona leaves him just eight shy of cracking Michigan's top 12 all-time leaderboard, and just 72 shy of U-M's top 10. The junior currently holds 277 career assists.
After showing hustle throughout the contest, Chris Hunter attempted a career-high 10 field goals. Hunter also tied his career-best in three-point attempts with two. He ended the game with 11 points.
With his triple to lead off the contest, Sherrod Harrell matched a career high of one three-point field goal. The last time Harrell hit the three was last season against Oakland (Nov. 21, 2003).
Sherrod Harrell's four points matches a career best in tallies for one game. The last time Harrell hit four points was at Northwestern (Jan. 18, 2003).
With his one field goal in tonight's contest, Sherrod Harrell matches a career high for field goals in a game. Harrell has hit one field goal on 10 other occasions.
Including tonight's 16-point performance, Dion Harris has hit double figures in each of the eight pre- and postseason career NIT contests he has played in.
With his team-leading 16 points against Arizona, Dion Harris has cracked 400 tallies for his young career. He currently has 24-of-38 games scoring in double figures.
Dion Harris made his presence known on the boards against the Wildcats, matching career bests in both rebounds (4) and blocks (1). Harris has brought down four rebounds on four different occasions, with the last time being versus Rutgers (April 1, 2004) in the championship game of the Postseason NIT. The sophomore has blocked one shot in four different occasions, most recently versus Binghamton in the first round of the Preseason NIT (Nov. 15).
Dion Harris set a new career best in attempted field goals with 22, and tied a career high in three-point field goals attempted with 10. Harris broke his previous best of 14 attempted field goals versus Illinois (March 13, 2004), and tied his career high of 10 three-point attempted field goals against Delaware State (Dec. 22, 2003).
John Andrews hit numerous career bests against Arizona, reaching new top marks in rebounds (3), assists (2), steals (2) and minutes played (21). All of Andrews' previous records were set in Michigan's last contest against Sacramento State (Nov. 19) when he had two rebounds, one assist, one steal and played 12 minutes.
Of Brent Petway's four field goals against the Wildcats, two were electrifying dunks. Petway is currently 68-of-104 for his career from the field, with 42 (61.8 percent) of those baskets coming via the dunk.
With his eight rebounds against Arizona, Brent Petway matched a career best in boards. The last time he came away with eight was against Ohio State (Feb. 29, 2004).
Brent Petway's two steals against the Wildcats tied a career high for the sophomore forward. Petway also had two steals at Indiana (March 3, 2004).
Q U O T E S
Michigan Head Coach Tommy Amaker
On the loss ... "Well, it's a very tough loss for us right now. The kids really competed and battled. I told them in the locker room how well they did. We really bounced back. We came back initially, but you just think of the little things like free throws and second-chance opportunities. We had some fouls 30 or 40 feet from the basket. Those kinds of things are what stick out in a moment like this. But we did make so many other big plays and tough plays. We just had the ball twice with the opportunity to win it and we weren't able to win it."
On contributions from the bench in the absence of Lester Abram ... "We had strong contributions from John Andrews, Ron Coleman, and Sherrod Harrell, who started. At the same time, you can't really replace a Lester. I thought they competed very well for us, but you can't expect them to come up and win us the game. They did a lot of little things for us, and had to guard some tough guys down low. I was pleased with their performances, but obviously we missed a lot of the scoring things that Lester can do."
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