Today's attendance was 12,937. It marks the highest attendance to a Michigan home game this season. The season opener against Oakland was attended by 12,038 fans.
With the 70-66 victory, Michigan beat UCLA for the second straight season. The Wolverines downed the Bruins 81-76 last year at Pauley Pavilion. The win pushes Michigan's record to 2-6 all-time against UCLA; two series games were vacated by the Wolverines.
Petway's alley-oop dunk from Horton electrified the crowd.
The victory marks the Wolverines' eighth of the season. The last time Michigan opened the season 8-1 was during the vacated 1996-97 and the 1992-93 seasons. The last time Michigan opened the season this well in a recognized season was during the 1991-92 campaign, when it started 9-1.
The victory was also Michigan's seventh consecutive this season in Crisler Arena. The last time Michigan opened a season with seven straight wins at home was during the 1999-2000 season when the Wolverines began the season 8-0 in the friendly confines of Crisler Arena.
Michigan won the tip for the eighth time this year. The Wolverines are 7-1 when controlling the first possession of the game.
The Wolverines wore their maize jerseys for the second time this year. Michigan is now 2-0 in the maize this year.
Michigan led by the score of 36-28 following the first 20 minutes of play. Michigan has yet to lose this season when leading at the half, as the Wolverines improved to 8-0 on the year.
The Wolverines have scored the first points in every game they have played this season. Michigan got on the board with a dunk by Bernard Robinson Jr. at 19:48. The Wolverines are 8-1 when scoring first this season.
Michigan held its opponent under 80 points for the eighth time this season, as the Bruins scored 66 points this afternoon. The Wolverines are 8-0 while holding their opponents below 80 points in 2003-04.
Today's game marked the fifth time this season that Michigan had at least four players reach double figures in scoring. Daniel Horton led the Wolverines with 19 points, followed by Bernard Robinson Jr. with 17, Courtney Sims with 12 and Graham Brown with 10. U-M is 5-0 when at least four players reach double figures.
Tommy Amaker is now 3-0 all-time against Pac-10 opponents. He is 2-0 against UCLA with U-M and was 1-0 against Oregon while he was the head man at Seton Hall.
With 17 points this afternoon against the Bruins, Bernard Robinson Jr. jumped to 26th place on Michigan's all-time scoring list as the senior wingman now has 1,220 points for his career. Robinson entered the game with 1,203 points. During his 17-point performance, he surpassed Robert Traylor (1995-98), Richard Rellford (1982-86) and Chris Webber (1991-93) on the list.
With a steal at 14:10 of the second half, Bernard Robinson Jr. tied Dugan Fife (1992-96) for seventh place on Michigan's all-time steals list with 125 career swipes.
With his fourth assist of the ballgame, Bernard Robinson Jr. reached the 50-assist plateau for the 2003-04 season.
With a three-point bucket at 1:56 of the first half, Daniel Horton tied Travis Conlan (1994-98) for 12th place on Michigan's all-time three-pointers made list with 86 career triples. On the next possession Horton surpassed Conlan's mark when he connected on his 87th career three-pointer. Horton finished the game shooting 3-of-8 from behind the arc, giving him 88 career triples, nine shy of Demetrius Calip (1987-91) for 11th on the list (97).
Daniel Horton surpassed the 550-point mark in today's game. Horton came into the game with 545 career points and added 19 to push his career total to 564.
Daniel Horton's 19 points are a season high. His previous high was 18 points scored against High Point (Nov. 26).
Lester Abram was held scoreless for the first time in his career. Abram shot 0-of-3 from the floor in 22 minutes of play.
Graham Brown scored a season-high 10 points today, including eight in the second half. Brown also added a team-high seven rebounds.
Courtney Sims tied a career high with 12 points. He also scored 12 against Oakland (Nov. 21).
Courtney Sims posted three blocks today to increase his team-leading block total to 21.
Brent Petway collected the 10th blocked shot of his career when he swatted a Bruin player in the first half.
John Andrews played in his second career game today. Andrews played one minute and shot 0-for-1 from the behind the three-point line.