With today's 66-54 win over UMBC (Nov. 25), Michigan remained unbeaten at 7-0. It marks the second straight season the Wolverines have started the season with an unblemished record through seven contests.
For the seventh 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 UMBC scoring 54 total points, Michigan held its opponent to 60 or fewer points for the fifth straight game. In fact, Michigan has not allowed an opponent to score more than 68 points in a game this season. U-M opponents are averaging 54.0 points per game against the Wolverines thus far in the 2006-07 campaign.
For the third time the season, Michigan posted more than 40 rebounds in a game. The Wolverines tied a season-high with 44 boards against UMBC today. The Maize and Blue also had 44 rebounds against Eastern Michigan (Nov. 12). Overall, the Wolverines are averaging 38.9 rebounds per game this season.
Michigan posted a season-best 11 blocks against UMBC. The last time the Wolverines had over 10 blocks in a game was against Chicago State on Dec. 31, 2005. Overall, the Maize and Blue have 46 blocks, compared to six by Wolverine opponents.
With his 18 points and his season-best 12 rebounds against UMBC, Courtney Sims recorded his second double-double of the season, and the 11th of his career. Earlier this season, Sims had 26 points and 10 rebounds against UW-Milwaukee (Nov. 15).
With his team-best 18 points against UMBC, Courtney Sims has scored in double figures in six straight games. He leads the team with 17.0 points per game.
Courtney Sims recorded a season-best 12 rebounds against UMBC. It also marked the second time he has posted a double-digit rebounding performance, both of which led to double-double outputs.
With his season-best four blocks against UMBC, Courtney Sims moved into second place on Michigan's all-time blocks list with 177 in his four-year career. Sims has led the Wolverines in blocked shots in each of his previous three seasons. Roy Tarpley holds U-M's all-time mark with 251 blocks.
With his 14 points against UMBC, Brent Petway has now scored in double figures in four of the seven games this season. In fact, "Air Georgia" has posted back-to-back games scoring in double figures. For the season, Petway is averaging a career-best 8.4 points per game.
Brent Petway posted a season-best-tying four blocks against UMBC. He leads the team with 14 total blocks this season.
With Michigan's frontcourt of Courtney Sims (18 points) and Brent Petway (14 points) combining for 32-of-66 total points against UMBC, the duo has now scored in double figures together in four of seven games this season.
Dion Harris tied a career-best with eight assists against UMBC. Harris has 21 assists in the last three games, and now has five-or-more assists in the seven games this season. He leads the team with 36 assists.
Jerret Smith had a season-best seven points against UMBC. He topped the six point outputs he posted against Central Connecticut State on Nov. 10 and Davidson on Nov. 11.
With three assists against UMBC, Jerret Smith has now recorded at least three assists in six of the seven games this season. He has 20 total assists on the season.
Ron Coleman posted a career-best two blocks against UMBC. With the two swats, he finally passed his previous best of one block, which he posted eight times in his career. Coleman now has 10 total in his career.