2004-05 BKM at Georgia Tech -- Notes & Quotes


After tonight's loss to Georgia Tech, Michigan evens its record to 2-2 in Big Ten/ACC Challenge play.

Michigan now holds a 3-4 overall record against Georgia Tech.

Tonight's contest marked the first time Michigan has ever played at the Alexander Memorial Coliseum. All previous match-ups between the Wolverines and the Yellow Jackets have come at neutral sites.

Daniel Horton has not missed a single game for the Wolverines, playing in his 70th career contest for Michigan. He has 68 career starts.

With his four points against the Yellow Jackets, Daniel Horton improves his career-point total to 939. He is currently just 61 points away from becoming the 39th Wolverine to score at least 1,000 career points.

Daniel Horton's three assists against Georgia Tech put him just 57 away from cracking Michigan's all-time top-10. He currently has 285 career assists.

Graham Brown's nine rebounds against the Yellow Jackets put him over the 300-rebound mark for his career. Brown currently holds 307 career boards.

Chris Hunter's 13 points, including 4-for-8 from the field with five free throws, is a career best. Hunter's previous best was 12 points, which he has reached on three different occasions. The last time the junior hit 12 was at Penn State (March 5, 2003).

After hitting 5-for-6 from the free throw line, Chris Hunter is shooting 19-for-24 from the charity stripe on the young season for a 79.2 average. Hunter has continued his success from last season when he shot 37-for-46 from the line for a 80.4 percentage.

After going 2-for-2 from the charity stripe, Sherrod Harrell matched his career best in free throws. Harrell has hit two free throws on three different occasions, with his last coming at Iowa (Feb. 14, 2004).

Sherrod Harrell's one assist against Georgia Tech matched a career high. Harrell has dished off one assist seven different times.

Sherrod Harrell's three field goal attempts ties a career best. Harrell has attempted three field goals on two different occasions, with his last coming against Arizona (Nov. 24, 2004) in the Preseason NIT.

John Andrews made his first collegiate start tonight for the Wolverines.

With five points against the Yellow Jackets, John Andrews topped his previous career best of three points. Andrews has put up three points on two other occasions, with the last coming against Providence (Nov. 26, 2004) in the Preseason NIT.

John Andrews' two field goals matched a career best. The only other time the sophomore has connected for two field goals was against Arizona (Nov. 24, 2004) in the Preseason NIT semifinal.

With his triple against Georgia Tech, John Andrews ties a career high. The only other time Andrews has hit a three-point basket was at Wisconsin (Jan. 21, 2004). His one three-point attempt also ties a career best, which he has reached four other times.

John Andrews' three field goal attempts set a new career high. He broke his previous best of two, which he has had on two different occasions.

Dion Harris' one block against Georgia Tech ties a career best. Harris has batted down one block five different times, with the last coming against Arizona (Nov. 24, 2004) in the Preseason NIT semifinal.

Dion Harris has not missed a single game in his U-M career, playing in 40 consecutive games for the Wolverines with 17 starts.

After going 6-for-9 from the field for 12 points, Brent Petway matched his career high in points and field goals, while bettering his previous career high in field goal attempts. Petway has reached 12 points on two different occasions, with the last coming against Ohio State (Feb. 29, 2004).

Courtney Sims has not missed a single game in his Wolverine career, having started all 40 of the games he has participated in.

Ron Coleman connected for his first-career three-point field goal against Georgia Tech. His three points in the contest also tied a career best for points in a game. The last time Coleman put up three points was against Sacramento State (Nov. 19, 2004).

Ron Coleman's one field goal against Georgia Tech ties a career best. The freshman wing has hit one field goal two other times, with the last coming against Providence (Nov. 26, 2004) in the Preseason NIT.

Ron Coleman's two assists match a career best for the freshman wing. Coleman also dished off two assists against Providence (Nov. 26, 2004) in the Preseason NIT.


Michigan Head Coach Tommy Amaker
On trying to recover from a large deficit in the first half ... "We had a few guys who I thought competed. They jumped on us early and we were never able to respond and regroup. It's certainly disappointing. It's a loss that we'll take a look at and we'll look at the differential in the scoring margin. We were just soundly beaten and I'm worried about the spirit of our team right now. When you get knocked down that far, it's a long way to pull back up. We have our work cut out for us and this is a point in the season where we knew it was going to be a tough stretch."

On the hot shooting of B.J. Elder and Will Bynum ... "They found their groove early and certainly kept it rolling. It's disappointing to us because they haven't shot the ball well from the three-point line at all this year and they really knocked them down in the first half. The dam broke and they made some shots. We didn't do what we were supposed to do to guard them either, so I'm disappointed on our end for the effort that we gave to try to guard those guys. They're really good players."

On the offensive production by Michigan post players in the second half ... "We made it a point of emphasis to try to put the ball inside to them to at least get them touches and get high percentage shots in the lane or even get fouled. I thought they really tried hard and battled. I thought Brent (Petway) did a really nice job for us. I thought he kept competing all the way through and that was nice to see. I wouldn't expect anything less out of him."

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