2003-04 BKM vs. High Point -- Postgame Notes

Michigan's starting lineup was Bernard Robinson Jr., Daniel Horton, Lester Abram, Chris Hunter and Courtney Sims.

Tonight's attendance was 9,470.

Tonight's game marked the first meeting between Michigan and High Point. Michigan now holds a 1-0 series lead with an 84-49 victory tonight.


Petway made 6-of-8 shots for 12 points and grabbed seven rebounds in just 18 minutes.

The Wolverines have scored 84 points in each of their first two games this season. Michigan opened the season with an 84-58 victory over Oakland.

Michigan won the opening jump ball for the second straight game. The Wolverines are 2-0 this season when winning the tip.

Michigan improved to 2-0 in its white jerseys.

Michigan held High Point to 19 points in the first half. It is the lowest halftime output by a Michigan opponent since Northwestern was held to 19 points in Crisler Arena on Jan. 16, 2002. Northwestern came from behind to beat the Wolverines 58-54.

The Wolverines held the Panthers to 49 points in the game. It marked the first time Michigan held an opponent under the 50-point mark since the Wolverines limited Wisconsin to 39 points in a 51-39 victory on Feb. 27, 1999, in Madison, Wis. The last time Michigan held an opponent under 50 points in Crisler Arena was Feb. 27, 1996, when the Wolverines defeated Michigan State 75-46.

Michigan began the game on a 21-2 run, capped by a Dion Harris three-pointer at 12:00.

Michigan amassed its largest advantage of the season, 40 points, when the Wolverines pulled ahead of the Panthers 84-44 on a dunk by Brent Petway with 3:44 remaining in the game.

Michigan handed out a season-high 21 assists tonight. The Wolverines' 21 assists helped the Maize and Blue to 34 field goals on 56.7 percent shooting from the floor.

Michigan forced a season-high 20 turnovers in tonight's ballgame. The Wolverines forced 18 turnovers in their season opener against Oakland (Nov. 21).

Michigan's bench rivaled the High Point starting lineup, equaling the Panthers in the points scored column. Both the Wolverine reserves and the Panthers starters scored 32 points.

Michigan had five players score in double figures for the first time this since March 15, 2003. Daniel Horton (18), Dion Harris (14), Lester Abram (11), Brent Petway (12) and Chris Hunter (10) all reached double digits.

Michigan head coach Tommy Amaker collected his 30th win on the sideline for the Maize and Blue. Amaker is now 98-86 overall as a head coach.

With six points tonight, Bernard Robinson Jr. moved into 30th place on Michigan's all-time scoring list with 1,121 points. Robinson passed Ron Kramer (1954-57), who scored 1,119 points during his tenure at Michigan. Robinson tied Kramer at the 8:43 mark of the first half and scored the go-ahead basket with 8:18 remaining in the game.

Courtney Sims collected four blocks tonight to boost his season total to 10. Sims is averaging 5.0 blocks per game through two games this year. In his Michigan debut the freshman swatted away six blocks.

J.C Mathis set a career high while at Michigan with six rebounds. Mathis previously had five rebounds against Oakland in the season opener. Mathis' personal-best rebounding output came while a member of the Virginia Cavaliers when he collected 15 rebounds against the Virginia Military Institute (Jan. 24, 2002).

Mathis also set a Michigan career high with six points in 11 minutes of play. Mathis tied his previous best with four points in the first half. In his first game wearing the Maize and Blue the junior scored four points on 2-of-7 shooting.

Daniel Horton scored a season-high 18 points tonight against High Point. In his first game against Oakland (Nov. 21), the sophomore dropped in four points.

Chris Hunter hit the first three-point basket of his career with 15 seconds remaining in the first half. Hunter finished with 10 points and seven rebounds.

Brent Petway scored his first career points on an alley-oop dunk from Daniel Horton at 15:43 of the first half. Petway finished with a career-high 12 points on 6-of-8 shooting.

Petway also finished with a career-high seven rebounds, two offensive and five defensive. In his Michigan debut the freshman pulled down six boards against Oakland (Nov. 21).

Lester Abram complied a career-high four assists in the victory. Abram's previous best was three accomplished on five occasions, the last coming at Penn State (March 5, 2003).

With a pair steals in the first half, Daniel Horton reached the 45-steal plateau for his career. Horton finished with two swipes for 45 in 32 career games.

Dion Harris hit a career-high four-of-five from behind the three-point line. Harris finished the game with 14 points, four rebounds and three assists.

Senior co-captain Colin Dill posted his first career assist with a helper to Dion Harris with 3:44 remaining in the second half. In a career-best five minutes played Dill went 0-of-2 from the field with the one assist.

John Andrews made his Michigan debut and played three minutes.

Dani Wohl pulled down his first career board wearing the Maize and Blue.

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