Michigan closed out the non-conference season with a 10-1 record following its 86-69 victory over Chicago State.
Michigan's 10-1 start is the best 11-game start to a season since the vacated 1992-93 season when the Wolverines also started 10-1. In fact, U-M's start to the 2005-06 campaign is bested only by the 11-0 start to the 1985-86 and 1988-89 seasons.
With its 86-69 victory over Chicago State, the Wolverines improved to 5-0 all-time against the Cougars.
Michigan has had at least two players reach double figures in scoring in every game this season.
The Wolverines had four players in double figures, led by Courtney Sims with 22 points and Lester Abram with 19. Daniel Horton added 17 points and Dion Harris chipped in with 12.
With 86 points, U-M has now totaled 80 or more points in its last three games. The last time U-M had three straight games of 80-plus points dates back to the 2001-2002 season when the Wolverines scored 91 against IPFW, 83 vs. Duke and 88 vs. Eastern Michigan.
Michigan recorded 11 blocked shots today, which tied for fifth most in program history. The last time U-M registered 11 or more swats in a game was last year against Sacramento State (Nov. 19).
Tonight's starting lineup was Lester Abram, Graham Brown, Courtney Sims, Daniel Horton and Dion Harris.
Courtney Sims recorded his second double-double of the season and the seventh of his career with 22 points and 13 rebounds. Sims was just two blocks shy of the second triple-double in Michigan history.
Courtney Sims grabbed 13 rebounds to surpass the 400-rebound mark in his career. Sims entered the game with 395 career rebounds and now has 408 boards in his career.
Courtney Sims recorded a career-high eight blocks to move into fourth on U-M's all-time blocks list with 144 swats. Sims passed Josh Asselin (1998-2001), who had 136 blocks in his career, and Maceo Baston (1996-98), who had 138 blocks in his career.
Courtney Sims played in his 76th straight game for the Wolverines, earning his 68th career start.
Courtney Sims' eight blocked shots are the most by a Wolverine since Eric Riley tallied the same number vs. Illinois on Feb. 28, 1991.
Courtney Sims tied Eric Riley for third on Michigan's single-game blocked shot list with eight swats against Chicago State. Roy Tarpley is U-M's all-time leader on the list with 10 total blocks against Florida Southern on Dec. 7, 1985.
Daniel Horton and Courtney Sims became the first Wolverine duo to record double-doubles in the same game this season. Sims was part of Michigan's last pair to record double-double status, as he and Bernard Robinson Jr. (2001-04) accomplished the feat on Feb. 7, 2004, in a win over Purdue.
Daniel Horton recorded his second straight double-double with 17 points and 10 assists against Chicago State. Horton also had a points/assists double-double in U-M's last contest against Coppin State (Dec. 28).
Daniel Horton scored 17 points against Chicago State to move into 30th on U-M's all-time scoring list with 1,194 points. Horton passed Rickey Green (1976-77), who scored 1,184 points in his career.
Daniel Horton recorded one steal to move into sole possession of sixth on U-M's all-time steals list with 143 swipes. Horton entered the game tied with Thad Garner (1979-82) with 142 steals.
With 10 assists in today's game, Daniel Horton has posted five or more assists in six of his last seven games. Horton leads U-M with 65 assists this season.
Dion Harris scored 12 points against the Cougars to exactly reach the 900-point mark in his career.
Dion Harris played in his 76th straight game for the Wolverines, earning his 51st career start.
Ron Coleman has not missed a game in his career, playing in 42 straight contests.
Ron Coleman set a new career high for rebounds as he pulled down eight boards against the Cougars. Coleman's total consisted of three offensive and five defensive rebounds.
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