9:00 PM ET, February 26, 2009
Crisler Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Michigan bolstered its chances of making the NCAA tournament for the first time in more than a decade.DeShawn Sims scored a career-high 29 points and Manny Harris had 27 points and eight rebounds, leading the Wolverines to an 87-78 victory over No. 16 Purdue on Thursday night.
• Michigan scored its most points in a Big Ten game since 2000, snapping a three-game losing streak vs. ranked opponents.
• DeShawn Sims scored a career-high 29 points and Manny Harris finished with 27 to lead the Wolverines.
• The Wolverines scored 50 second-half points on 17-for-21 shooting (80.9 percent).
• The loss dropped the Boilermakers to 11-9 on the road over the last two seasons (25-3 at home).
-- ESPN research
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||27-59 (.458)||29-46 (.630)|
|3P Made-Attempted||7-25 (.280)||8-16 (.500)|
|FT Made-Attempted||17-21 (.810)||21-35 (.600)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||25 (0/0)||16 (0/0)|