Michigan-Iowa Postgame Notes

March 12, 2009

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  • The 28-point margin of victory is tied for the second-highest in Big Ten Tournament history and is just the fifth game in Big Ten Tournament history decided by 20 or more points.

    No. 7 Seed Michigan

  • Michigan has won two out of three games against the Hawkeyes this year, including Thursday's tournament game. The teams split the regular season series with each team winning at home.
  • The Wolverines have never lost to Iowa in the Big Ten Tournament.
  • Michigan is 4-4* in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament and 5-9* overall.
  • Michigan went on a 17-2 run in the first half from 14:00 to 9:50 to take a 25-9 lead.
  • The Wolverines ended the first half on a 15-2 run to take a 40-19 lead into the locker room.
  • With a free throw in the first half, junior forward DeShawn Sims scored his 1,000th career point. Sims got his 500th point of the season on a three-point basket in the second half.
  • Sims had a team-high 27 points. It is the 13th game this season Sims has led the Wolverines in scoring.
  • Sims' 18 first half points were the most by a Michigan player in the first half this season.
  • Sims set a Michigan individual record for points in a Big Ten Tournament game with 27 and for field goals with 12.
  • Sims' 12 field goals are the second-most* in a Big Ten Tournament game.
  • Sims shot 75 percent (12-of-16) from the field, making him first* in the Michigan record books in the Big Ten Tournament. It is the seventh-best* all-time in a Big Ten Tournament game.
  • Michigan outscored the Hawkeyes, 24-2, in points off turnovers for the game.
  • Senior guard C.J. Lee played in his 100th career game for the Wolverines.
  • The 40-19 halftime lead was Michigan's largest in Big Ten Tournament games.
  • The Wolverines improved to 15-1 on the season when scoring 70+ points.
  • Michigan shot 59.2 (29-of-49) percent from the field, a program best in the Big Ten Tournament and the seventh-best all-time.

    No. 10 Seed Iowa

  • This is the just third time that Iowa has lost in the opening round of the Big Ten Tournament (2003, 2008) and the second straight year the Hawkeyes have lost to Michigan in that round.
  • Matt Gatens ends the season shooting .904 from the free-throw line (75-83), establishing a new Iowa single-season free-throw percentage record.
  • Gatens' 345 points this season ranks seventh on Iowa's all-time freshman list, while his .403 three-point percentage ranks second on the school's freshman three-point list.
  • Twenty-seven points for Michigan's DeShawn Sims ties for the most points scored by an Iowa opponent this season.
  • In two losses to Michigan this season, Iowa has scored a combined 35 points in the first half and 94 for the game. The Hawkeyes reached 70 in the victory over Michigan.
  • The 21-point halftime deficit is the largest for Iowa this season (19 vs. West Virginia) while the final margin was the largest margin of defeat for the team in 2008-09.

    *Due to NCAA sanctions, vacated games