2003-04 BKM vs. Bowling Green -- Postgame Notes

Michigan's starting lineup was Bernard Robinson Jr., Graham Brown, Sherrod Harrell, Dion Harris and Courtney Sims. The game marked the first career starts for both Harrell and Harris. It is the first start for Brown this season.

Daniel Horton and Lester Abram did not start for the first time this season. It breaks a 35-game starting streak for Horton and a six-game streak for Abram.

Chris Hunter missed today's game with a sore knee. It is the first game in his career Hunter has missed, breaking a streak of 35 games.

Michigan improved to 4-0 at home this season.

Today's game marked the 10th contest between Michigan and Bowling Green, and the fourth in the past four years. Michigan now holds a 7-3 record against the Falcons and a 7-1 mark at Crisler Arena.

With the victory, Michigan now has a 109-27 mark against Mid-American Conference foes.

For the fifth time this season, Michigan won the jump ball. The Wolverines are now 4-1 when winning the tip.

For the third time this season, Michigan held its opponent under 60 points. The Wolverine defense held Oakland to 58 points (Nov. 21) and High Point to 49 (Nov. 26).

Michigan has scored first in all six games this season. Today Dion Harris converted a three-point field goal on the Wolverines' first possession. U-M is now 5-1 when scoring first.

Michigan attempted and made a season-high 29-of-41 from the free throw line. The Wolverines' 29 points from the free throw line accounted for 39 percent of U-M's 74 total points.

For the fourth time this season, Michigan had at least four players score in double figures. Bernard Robinson Jr. led the Wolverines with 15, Lester Abram had 12, and Daniel Horton and J.C. Mathis added 11 each.

Michigan has had more steals than its opponent in every game this season. Today the Wolverines posted eight steals to four for Bowling Green.

The Wolverines hit their first two-point field goal with 7:59 remaining in the first half. Up to that point, Michigan had scored 16 points on four three-pointers and four free throws. The basket came on a baseline jumper from Bernard Robinson Jr.

Bernard Robinson Jr. finished the game with three steals to break his tie with Jalen Rose (1991-94) for eighth on Michigan's career steals list. Robinson needs just six steals to pass Dugan Fife (1992-96) for seventh on the list.

Bernard Robinson Jr. tied a career high with nine free throws made. He had previously made nine free throws on two other occasions.

J.C. Mathis corralled five rebounds in the first half to surpass the 200-rebound mark in his career. He added one more board in the second half and now has 205 career rebounds. Mathis posted 175 rebounds while at Virginia and has 30 rebounds this season with the Wolverines.

J.C. Mathis set a new career high with 10 free-throw attempts. His previous high was seven attempts against Duke (1/13/01).

With one assist in the first half, Lester Abram reached the 50-assist mark in his career.

Lester Abram set a new career high with three blocked shots today. He had two blocks last season against Charleston Southern (Dec. 14). Abram now has three blocks this season and 14 in his career.

Graham Brown surpassed the 150-rebound plateau in his career. Brown grabbed two in the first half to reach the mark and added one more in the second frame. He now has 152 rebounds in his career.

Graham Brown scored a season-high seven points.

Graham Brown tied his career high with three steals today. The last time Brown recorded three steals was against Vanderbilt (12/21/02).

Daniel Horton made one steal in the first half to give him 50 in his career. Horton finished the game with two steals and now has 51 in his career.

Daniel Horton had six assists against Bowling Green. With that half dozen, Horton now has exactly 150 in his career.

Dion Harris tied a career high with nine field goal attempts. He also attempted nine field goals against Oakland (Nov. 21). Harris finished the game with eight points.

Dion Harris posted three steals for the third time this season. The three steals are a career high.

Brent Petway played a career-high 20 minutes. His previous high was 19 minutes at Vanderbilt (Dec. 6).

Courtney Sims tied his career highs for free throws (2) and rebounds (6). He also had six boards against Oakland (Nov. 21).

Bowling Green had three players foul out of the game.

Today's attendance was 10,752.

The Wolverines wore their white jerseys for the third time this season. Michigan is 3-0 in its home whites.

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