With the win over Miami (Fla.), Michigan holds a 3-2 all-time record in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge. The Wolverines also hold wins over Georgia Tech (80-77, 1999) and N.C. State (68-61, 2003).
Michigan is now 2-0 all-time against Miami (Fla.). Michigan recorded another win but it was vacated due to NCAA Sanctions.
Michigan had five players reach double digits in the win over Miami (Fla.): Dion Harris (16), Lester Abram (14), Daniel Horton (13), Courtney Sims (12) and Chris Hunter (11). It marked the first time five Wolverines tallied at least 10 points since March 24, 2004 against Hawaii in the NIT quarterfinals.
Michigan out-rebounded Miami (Fla.) 42-27, bettering the Hurricanes by eight on offense (18-to-9) and six on defense (24-to-18).
After beginning the game shooting just 14.3 percent (2-of-14) from the field, Michigan went on to hit 46.5 percent (20-of-43) from the floor to finish with a 38.6 (22-of-57) percentage.
The Wolverines gave themselves a significant advantage from the free throw line, hitting 23-of-29 (79.3 percent) from the charity stripe compared to the Hurricanes' 11-of-19 (57.9 percent).
After seven assists and 10 turnovers in the first half, Michigan responded in the second half with seven assists to just two turnovers to giving them a 14-to-12 assist/turnover ratio in the final boxscore.
Lester Abram set a career high with four steals. He has recorded three steals on six different occasions.
Graham Brown matched a career best with 11 rebounds for the second time this season. Brown has brought down 11 boards on two different occasions with the last coming in Michigan's win over Central Michigan (Nov. 18).
In addition to his 11 rebounds, four points, two assists and two steals, Graham Brown contributed to Michigan's victory with physical play, drawing three charges against the Hurricanes to give possession to the Wolverines.
With 11 points against Miami (Fla.), Chris Hunter reached and surpassed 500 points in his career. Hunter currently has 509 career points. He also had one three-point basket against the Hurricanes for his third triple over Michigan's last four games.
Courtney Sims and Dion Harris have both played in 69 consecutive games for the Wolverines. Sims has made 61 starts while Harris has started 45. Ron Coleman has played in all 35 games in his career as well.
Jerret Smith brought down a career-best two rebounds while matching his career bests in free throws (2) and attempts (2).
Today's attendance was 8,257 tickets sold.
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