|13,751 Capacity at Crisler Arena|
|Horton scored 16 points against Butler|
Michigan Outlook for 2003-04: The Wolverines found out immediately before the 2002-03 season that they'd be ineligible for postseason play thanks to NCAA violations under the previous coaching regime. The bad news continued as the Wolverines started 0-6 before putting together a 13 game winning streak which tied the fifth best streak in Michigan History. The NCAA Infractions Appeals Committee reversed the imposition of an additional one-year ban on postseason competition against the Michigan men's basketball program for 2003-04. The momentum created last year along with the NCAA reprieve has the expectations high among the Wolverine faithful. Led by a solid group of returning veterans, Michigan is expected to compete for the Big 10 Championship in 2003-04.
Head Coach Tommy Amaker: This is the same Tommy Amaker that played for Duke's Mike Krzyzewski. Amaker has an overall record of 31-31 at Michigan and has brought the tough Duke defense to the Wolverine program.
Early Season: Michigan picked up its first overtime win since Feb. 26, 2000 beating Butler Sunday night 61-60. The Wolverines bring in a 3-0 overall record against the Pack with previous victories against Oakland (84-58) and High Point (84-49).
The Starting 5 (not to be confused with the Fab 5): Bernard Robinson Jr. (WF 6'6" 210), Daniel Horton (PG 6'3" 200), Lester Abram (WG 6'6" 200), Chris Hunter (PF 6'11" 215) and Courtney Sims (C 6'10" 220).
Michigan's Top Gun: Sophomore PG Daniel Horton, Big Ten freshman of the year 03-04, is averaging is averaging 13 points per game. He scored a season high against Butler knocking down 15 points. He also set a career high with six rebounds.
Michigan's Julius Hodge: Bernard Robinson Jr. leads his team in rebounds with 7 boards per game and is among the top three in scoring with a 13 point average. Should be a great match-up for NC State's "Sportscenter".
Twin Thin Towers: Chris Hunter (PF 6'11" 215) and Courtney Sims (C 6'10" 220) will win no strong men competition anytime soon. Evtimov and Melvin should match-up well on defense, however the reverse can be said for Hunter and Sims for the Michigan defense. The height advantage and athletic ability could hinder the Pack's big men on the perimeter. The Michigan duo averages less than 10 rebounds collectively.
Key Match-Up: Horton vs. O'Donnell. Horton is one of the premier point guards in the Big 10. This match-up will tell a lot about Mike O'Donnell's ability to compete in the ACC as a freshman.
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|No||Name||Pos||Ht||Wt||Yr||City (High School)|
|2||Lester Abram||SF||6-6||190||So||Pontiac, MI (Northern HS)|
|11||John Andrews||SG||6-5||200||FR||West Bloomfield, MI (Orchard Lake)|
|50||Amadou Ba||C||6-10||250||FR*||North Bridgton, ME (Bridgton Academy)|
|25||Graham Brown||PF||6-9||245||SO||Mio, MI (Mio-Au Sable HS)|
|40||Colin Dill||F||6-7||240||SR||Beverly Hills, MI (Detroit Country)|
|22||Sherrod Harrell||SG||6-3||190||SO||Kalamazoo, MI (Central HS)|
|5||Dion Harris||PG||6-3||200||FR||Detroit, MI (Redford HS)|
|4||Daniel Horton||PG||6-3||190||SO||Cedar Hill, TX (Cedar Hill HS)|
|31||Chris Hunter||PF||6-11||215||SO||Gary, IN (West Side HS)|
|32||J.C. Mathis||PF||6-8||235||JR*||Brooklyn, NY (JFK High School)|
|23||Brent Petway||F||6-9||200||FR||Griffin, GA (Griffin HS)|
|21||Bernard Robinson||SF||6-6||208||SR||New Hampton, NH (New Hampton)|
|44||Courtney Sims||C||6-11||220||FR||Dedham, MA (Noble & Greenough)|
|3||Dani Wohl||PG||5-11||175||SO*||West Bloomfield, MI (West Bloomfield)|