The Wolverines earned season-high totals in field goals made (25) and attempted (64) for a 39.1 percentage.
U-M collected a season-high 46 rebounds against Providence.
Michigan connected on a season-low four three-pointers of out 19 attempts (21.1 percent).
Michigan shot a season-low 9-of-19 from the free throw line (47.4 percent).
U-M allowed season highs in total points (72) and field goals (28).
The Wolverines committed 14 turnovers tonight, resulting in 22 points for Providence.
Due to shoulder irritation, wing Lester Abram missed his third 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.
Daniel Horton matched a career-best six rebounds against Providence, bringing down one offensive and five defensive boards. Horton reached six rebounds three different times last season, with the last coming against in last season's NIT against Oregon (March 30, 2004).
With 12 points in 40 minutes, Daniel Horton recorded his fourth double-digit output in five games this season. He also set a season best with six rebounds.
After going 3-for-7 from long range against Providence, Daniel Horton is currently 15-for-32 lifetime from three-point range at Madison Square Garden for a .469 percentage.
Daniel Horton's 12 points in tonight's contest put him just 65 points away from becoming the 39th player in Michigan history to score at least 1,000 career points. Horton currently has 935 career points.
After grabbing one steal against Arizona, Daniel Horton is just four away from cracking the U-M all-time top 10. He has 113 career steals.
Daniel Horton's five assists against Providence leaves him just three shy of cracking Michigan's top 12 all-time leaderboard, and just 67 shy of U-M's top 10. The junior holds 282 career assists.
Dion Harris' five rebounds against Providence gave him a career best in boards. Harris broke his previous best of four which he had on five different occassions. The last time the sophomore had four was in against Arizona (Nov. 24) in the Preseason NIT semifinal.
With a team-high 17 points, Dion Harris has scored in double figures in all five of Michigan's games this season. He also set a season best in rebounds with five.
Including tonight's 17-point performance, Dion Harris has hit double figures in each of the nine pre- and postseason career NIT contests he has played in. He was named to the Preseason NIT all-tournament team following the game against Providence.
With 10 points and 10 boards against Providence, Courtney Sims collected his second double-double of the young season. He had identical outputs against Colorado in the Preseason NIT quarterfinals.
With his two blocks against Providence, Courtney Sims moved into 10th on Michigans all-time career blocks list. The sophomore currently holds 79 career blocks and surpassed Loy Vaught (1986-90) who swatted away 78 blocks as a Wolverine.
Two of Brent Petway's three field goals against the Friars came on dunks. Petway is currently 70-of-107 for his career from the field, with 44 (62.8 percent) of those baskets coming via the dunk.
Ron Coleman earned his first career start against Providence and matched a career high with one field goal. He also set career-highs in rebounds (5), assists (2), steals (1) and minutes (21).
John Andrews matched a career high with three points and recorded his first career free throw against the Friars. The last time Andrews put up three points was last season at Wisconsin (Jan. 21, 2004).
Michigan falls to 0-2 all-time against Providence.
Q U O T E S
Michigan Head Coach Tommy Amaker
On Michigan's struggles on offense and defense ... "We didn't shoot the ball very well from the foul line or from the perimeter. I think sometimes when you don't put the ball in the basket you tend to hang your head and it becomes contagious and you suffer a little bit on the defensive end. It's deflating when you can't come away with something. In the zone, we stagnated a little bit and we were standing a little too much. We tried to penetrate, and when we did penetrate, we coughed it up. We gave them points on a silver platter. We just kind of served it up to them where we didn't have good defensive balance, and when we turned it over it was like a jailbreak. It was a very disappointing loss for our team. As we know it's very early in the season with a lot of basketball to be played, but certainly this was a step back for our program."
On having to turn around and play Georgia Tech in a few days ... "It won't be any easier obviously there. They're one of the top-ranked teams in the country, doing an outstanding job this year in addition to what they did last year going to the national championship game. The game is already sold out and it's been sold out for a while. So we'll have our hands full. We haven't been able to have any success this year outside of Crisler Arena, so hopefully we'll be a little bit better. I'm sure our kids will be ready to practice and give a better effort when we play at Georgia Tech on Tuesday night."
Contact: Tom Wywrot (734) 763-4423
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