2005-06 BKM at Notre Dame -- Notes & Quotes


With the 71-67 victory, Michigan moves to 5-0 on the season for the first time since the 1999-2000 season.

Michigan's win over Notre Dame gives the Wolverines a 12-7 series advantage over the Fighting Irish. Two of the games were vacated due to NCAA sanctions.

Dion Harris and Courtney Sims have played in 70-straight games for the Wolverines. Of those games, Sims has started 62 and Harris has started 46.

With 13 points and 10 rebounds, Graham Brown turned in his second-career double-double. The other time Brown accomplished the feat was at Penn State (Jan. 15, 2005).

Graham Brown matched a career best in field goals with a perfect 6-of-6 from the floor. Brown also turned in six field goals against Charleston Southern (Dec. 14, 2002).

With 19 points at Notre Dame, Daniel Horton now has 1,117 career points to move into 32nd on Michigan's all-time scoring list. Horton moved ahead of M.C. Burton (1957-59) who had 1,115 career tallies.

With three triples at Notre Dame, Dion Harris has 136 career three-point field goals to move him into fifth on the Michigan all-time list. Harris moved ahead of Glen Rice (1986-89) who had 135 career triples.

Dion Harris dished off three assists at Notre Dame to reach and surpass the 200-assist mark in his career. Harris currently has 202 career assists.

Courtney Sims had a career-best two steals at Notre Dame for the fourth time in his career. The last time Sims grabbed two steals was against Michigan State (Feb. 24, 2004).


Michigan coach Tommy Amaker

On the fun of the game ... "Talk about the rivalry that Michigan and Notre Dame have had in a lot of different capacities. It was a great game here this afternoon. Both teams played their hearts out. I'm just really impressed with our kids. How we hung in there, we battled, we stayed tough, and we made plays down the stretch. We can go down the list of a number of players who did really good things for us. It was a great team win against another really good basketball team who gave us their best shot."

On the team's maturity ... "We didn't [panic], and I think it's indicative of having a veteran team and, more specifically, guys like Daniel Horton and Graham Brown. Two seniors who have inside and out for us. Not just with points, but with their presence, their toughness, their character out on the floor and how they just battled every possession. You can't ask for more when you're going on the road against a really good ball club."

On the play in the final minute from Horton to Harris to put Michigan ahead ... "[That comes from] being unselfish, but also having the trust and also the knowledge of the game situation. We wanted it in Daniel's hands and they really kind of came at him with another player. It was just an incredible play by him in a moment where the game was winding down, the game was on the line, and then Dion Harris steps up and makes a huge basket for us. But it all started with Horton out front making the right decision at a critical time."

On Ron Coleman hitting a clutch three-point basket late in the game ... "No question about it, Ron is a kid that can really shoot the ball for us. We thought that changing match-ups for us would really give him the opportunity to step out and make a shot, and he did, he got a big one in the corner for a big three when we needed it. A lot of players did a lot of things and a lot things were huge things for us and some of the little things become monumental in a win like this."

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