With tonight's 62-50 win against Army, Michigan remained unbeaten at Crisler Arena on the season, improving to 11-0. Michigan has won its last 14 non-conference games in Ann Arbor.
For the first time this season Michigan changed its starting lineup. Starting for the first time this season and first time in their careers were freshmen Reed Baker, DeShawn Sims and Ekpe Udoh. Other Wolverine starters were sophomores Jerret Smith and Jevohn Shepherd. The Wolverines had started the same lineup during the first 13 games of the season.
With their starts against Army, Jevohn Shepherd earned his fourth career start, while Jerret Smith started for the third time. Freshmen Reed Baker, DeShawn Sims and Ekpe Udoh all started for the first time for the Wolverines.
By holding Army to 50 points, Michigan has now held an opponent to 50 or fewer points five times this season. It is the 11th time in 14 games this season the Wolverines have held an opponent under 60 points.
For the fifth time this season, Michigan posted 40 or more rebounds in a game. The Wolverines had 42 against Army (14 offensive and 28 defensive).
With 14 offensive rebounds against Army, Michigan has posted double-digit offensive rebounds in 13 of 14 games this season.
Michigan posted 13 blocks as a team against Army. It marked the third time this season the Wolverines have posted double-digit blocks in a game. The 13 blocks against the Black Knights surpassed the previous season-best of 11 against Maryland-Baltimore County (Nov. 25). The third double-digit block performance this season was 10 at North Carolina State (Nov. 27).
Ekpe Udoh posted a career-best nine blocks against Army. He topped the four swats he had on two other occasions -- at Miami (Ohio) (Dec. 7) and at N.C. State (Nov. 27). With the nine blocks, Udoh has take over the team lead with 33.
Ekpe Udoh's nine blocks are the second most by a Wolverine all-time in a single game, tying him with Roy Tarpley (1983-86) and Eric Riley (1990-93). Tarpley holds the school record with 10 blocks against Florida Southern (Dec. 7, 1985).
Jerret Smith recorded the first block in his collegiate career against Army.
Jerret Smith set a new career best with 33 minutes against Army. It is the second career game he has played 30-plus minutes. His previous best was earlier this season with 30 minutes at N.C. State (Nov. 27).
DeShawn Sims scored a career-best 13 points against Army. It marked his first collegiate game scoring in double figures. He topped the nine points he had on two other occasions -- against Wofford (Dec. 2) and Eastern Michigan (Nov. 12). He tied a career best with four field goals and set a new career best with nine field goal attempts.
DeShawn Sims posted a career-best eight rebounds against Army. He topped the four he had against Eastern Michigan (Nov. 12).
DeShawn Sims had a career-best two steals against Army and tied a career best with two assists. He played a career-best 29 minutes for his first career game of 20 or more minutes. Sims set career highs in free throws (5) and free throw attempts (5) against Army.
Reed Baker scored a career-best 19 points against Army. It marked his first collegiate game scoring in double-figures. En route to the career-best outing, Baker posted career bests in three-point field goals (5) and attempts (7). In addition, he played in a career-best 29 minutes for his first career game with 20 or more minutes.
Lester Abram tied a season best with seven rebounds against Army.