2006-07 BKM vs. Northern Illinois -- Postgame Notes

With today's 67-52 win against Northern Illinois, Michigan remained unbeaten at Crisler Arena on the season, improving to 10-0. Overall, Michigan has won its last 13 non-conference games in Ann Arbor.

With the 67-52 win against Northern Illinois, Michigan swept the series against all three of its Mid-American Conference teams. Earlier this season, the Wolverine beat Eastern Michigan, 80-51 on Nov. 12 and picked up a road win at Miami (Ohio), 62-56 on Dec. 7.

After holding Northern Illinois to 52 points, its second lowest scoring output this season, Michigan has now held 10 of its 12 opponents to 60-or-fewer points in a game. Overall, Michigan is holding its opponents to 54.3 points per game.

For the 12th straight game, Michigan used the same starting lineup: Dion Harris, Ron Coleman and Lester Abram on the perimeter, with Brent Petway and Courtney Sims in the frontcourt.

With their starts against Northern Illinois, Courtney Sims and Ron Coleman extended their consecutive games played streaks at Michigan. Both Wolverines have not missed a game in their careers: Sims has played in 110 straight, while Coleman has played in 76.

With 19 offensive rebounds against Northern Illinois, Michigan posted its 11th game of the season with 10-or-more offensive boards. The Wolverines prior best was 17 against UW-Milwaukee on Nov. 15. Overall, the Maize and Blue are averaging 12.7 offensive boards a game.

With his 21 points and season-best 13 rebounds, Courtney Sims recorded his third double-double of the season. It marked the 12th overall in his career. Sims is now tied with Brent Petway for the team lead with three double-doubles on the season.

With 21 points against Northern Illinois, Courtney Sims posted his ninth career game with 20-or-more points in a game and his third of this season. It was the sixth time of the year that he has led the team in points. Sims has now scored in double figures in nine games this season.

With his 21 points, Courtney Sims became the 35th Wolverine in history to score over 1,100 points in their career. Sims now has 1,115 career points for the Wolverines.

  With his 17 field goal attempts against Northern Illinois, Courtney Sims recorded a season-best output. Earlier this season he had 13 attempts against UW-Milwaukee on Nov. 15.

With his season-best 13 rebounds against Northern Illinois, Courtney Sims posted his third game with double-digit boards in a game. All three outputs have led to double-doubles. He now has 13 career games with 10-or-more rebounds in a game.

With his 13 rebounds, Courtney Sims became the 25th Wolverine in history to record over 600 career rebounds. He now has 601 in his four-year career.

After his season-best 14 point effort against Northern Illinois, Lester Abram posted his fifth game scoring in double figures this season.

With his four assists against Northern Illinois, Jerret Smith posted a season-best output. He had previously recorded three assists in eight previous games this season.

After scoring six points against Northern Illinois, Jevohn Shepherd has posted back-to-back games with six point efforts. He also added two steals, a block and an assist against the Huskies in 13 minutes.

Reed Baker scored a career-best six points against Northern Illinois, topping his previous five-point performance against Harvard on Nov. 17. Baker turned in a career-high 15 minutes on the court, eclipsing his previously held 11 minute effort against Eastern Michigan on Nov.12. He also added a career-high-tying two assists.

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