2005-06 BKM vs. Coppin State -- Postgame Notes

With its 81-53 victory over Coppin State, Michigan improved its record to 9-1 on the season. The Wolverines improve to 2-0 against MEAC programs.

Tonight's game marked the first meeting between U-M and Coppin State.

Michigan held Coppin State to 53 points in tonight's game, marking the sixth game of the season U-M has held its opponent under 60 points.

U-M connected on 31-of-51 shots from the field (60.8 percent) to post its fourth 60 percent shooting night of the season. The Wolverines also shot over 60 percent against Central Michigan (60.4 percent, Nov. 18), Delaware State (60.0 percent, Dec. 7) and Miami (Ohio) (64.3 percent, Dec. 22).

Michigan had four players reach double-figures in scoring against Coppin State. Dion Harris led the Wolverines with a season-best 21 points followed by Courtney Sims with 19 points and Daniel Horton and Lester Abram with 11 and 10 points, respectively.

With four players scoring in double-figures against Coppin State, Michigan has had at least two players score 10 or more points in each of the 10 games this year.

Tonight's starting lineup was Lester Abram, Graham Brown, Daniel Horton, Dion Harris and Courtney Sims. That Wolverine group has started nine of the 10 games this season.

Lester Abram finished tonight's game with 10 points and has scored in double-digits in 8-of-10 games this season.

Lester Abram set a career high with five assists against CSU. Abram had reached his previous career high of four assists four times.

Graham Brown scored eight points to reach exactly 500 points for his career. Brown is now just 35 rebounds away from becoming the 34th member of U-M's 500/500 club.

Graham Brown took one charge tonight and now has taken 14 charges this season.

Daniel Horton tied a career high with 10 assists against the Eagles. Horton also handed out 10 assists against Penn State (1/15/05).

Daniel Horton handed out 10 assists to record his eighth straight game with three or more assists. Horton has posted three or more assists in nine of U-M's 10 games this season and leads the team with 55 helpers.

Daniel Horton scored 11 points and added 10 assists to post the first double-double (points-assists) of his career. Horton is the first U-M guard to post a double-double since Jamal Crawford (1999-2000) against Colorado State (1/2/2000).

With 10 assists, Daniel Horton moved into eighth place on U-M's all-time assists list with 365 helpers. Horton passed Steve Grote (1974-77) who had 358 assists in his career.

With two steals, Daniel Horton moved into sixth place on U-M's all-time steals list with 143 swipes. Horton passed Thad Garner (1979-82) who had 141 steals in his career.

Daniel Horton scored 11 points tonight to post his eighth double-digit scoring game of the season.

Dion Harris played in his 75th straight game for the Maize and Blue. Harris also earned his 50th career start.

Dion Harris led Michigan with 21 points tonight to post his first 20-plus points game of the season and the ninth of his career.

Courtney Sims played in his 75th straight game for the Wolverines, earning 67 starts during that span.

Courtney Sims recorded two blocks against CSU and is now tied with Josh Asselin (1998-2001) for fifth on U-M's all-time career blocks list with 136 swats.

With 19 points, Courtney Sims has now scored in double-figures in 8-of-10 games this season, including three 20-plus point performances.

Ron Coleman extended his streak of consecutive games played to 41.

Hayes Grooms set a career high at Michigan with seven minutes against Coppin State, scoring one point and handing out a pair of assists.

Tonight's attendance was 10,017. Attendance is tickets sold.

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