2003–04 Michigan Wolverines men's basketball team

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2003–04 Michigan Wolverines men's basketball
A blue block M with maize-colored borders and the word Michigan across the middle.
Conference Big Ten Conference
2003–04 record 23-11 (8-8 Big Ten)
Head coach Tommy Amaker
Assistant coach Charles Ramsey
Assistant coach Chuck Swenson
Assistant coach Andrew Moore
MVP Lester Abram
MVP Bernard Robinson, Jr.}
Captain Colin Dill
Captain J. C. Mathis
Home arena Crisler Arena
Seasons
« 2002-03 2004–05 »
2003–04 Big Ten Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#13 Illinois 13 3   .813     26 7   .788
#10 Wisconsin 12 4   .750     25 7   .781
Michigan State 12 4   .750     18 12   .600
Iowa 9 7   .563     16 13   .552
Michigan 8 8   .500     23 11   .676
Northwestern 8 8   .500     14 15   .483
Purdue 7 9   .438     17 14   .548
Indiana 7 9   .438     14 15   .483
Ohio State 6 10   .375     14 16   .467
Minnesota 3 13   .188     12 18   .400
Penn State 3 13   .188     9 19   .321
2004 Big Ten Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2003–04 Michigan Wolverines men's basketball team represented the University of Michigan in intercollegiate college basketball during the 2003–04 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The team played its home games in the Crisler Arena in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and was a member of the Big Ten Conference. Under the direction of head coach Tommy Amaker, the team finished tied for fifth in the Big Ten Conference.[1] The team earned a fifth place seed and advanced to the semifinals of the 2004 Big Ten Conference Men's Basketball Tournament.[2] The team won the 2004 National Invitation Tournament.[3] The team was unranked for all eighteen weeks of Associated Press Top Twenty-Five Poll,[4] and it also ended the season unranked in the final USA Today/CNN Poll.[5] The team had a 1–2 record against ranked opponents, with the lone victory coming against #12 Wisconsin 71–59 on February 22 at Crisler Arena.[6]

Colin Dill and J. C. Mathis served as team co-captains, and Lester Abram and Bernard Robinson, Jr. shared team MVP honors.[7] The team's leading scorers were Daniel Horton (415 points), Bernard Robinson, Jr. (411 points) and Lester Abram (405 points). The leading rebounders were Robinson (194), Courtney Sims (161) and Graham Brown (139).[8]

Courtney Sims won the Big Ten Conference statistical championship for blocked shots with a 2.00 average in all games.[9] The team led the conference in rebounding margin with a 3.4 average margin in conference games as well as blocked shots with a 4.31 team average in conference games.[10]

In the 2004 Big Ten Conference Men's Basketball Tournament at the Conseco Fieldhouse from March 11–14, Michigan was seeded fifth and earned a first round bye. Then, in the second round they defeated number 4 Iowa79–70 before being defeated by number 1 Illinois 74–60.[11]

On March 16, 2004, Michigan defeated Missouri 65–64 at Crisler Arena in the first round of the 2004 National Invitation Tournament. Then, Michigan defeated Oklahoma 63–52 and Hawaii 88–73 on March 22 and March 24 at Crisler Arena, respectively. At the final four in New York City at Madison Square Garden, the team defeated Oregon 78–53 in the semifinals on March 30 and Rutgers 62–55 to win the championship on April 1.[3][6]

Regular season[edit]

National Invitation Tournament[edit]

  • First Round
    • Michigan 65, Missouri 64
  • Second Round
    • Michigan 63, Oklahoma 52
  • Quarterfinal
    • Michigan 88, Hawaii 73
  • Semifinal
    • Michigan 78, Oregon 53
  • Final
    • Michigan 62, Rutgers 55

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Statistics[edit]

The team posted the following statistics:[13]

Name GP GS Min Avg FG FGA FG% 3FG 3FGA 3FG% FT FTA FT% OR DR RB Avg Ast Avg PF DQ TO Stl Blk Pts Avg
Daniel Horton 34 32 1074 31.6 134 366 0.366 68 199 0.342 79 112 0.705 12 85 97 2.9 122 3.6 81 2 103 60 8 415 12.2
Bernard Robinson Jr. 34 33 1095 32.2 150 347 0.432 17 68 0.250 94 122 0.770 36 158 194 5.7 130 3.8 84 2 93 64 10 411 12.1
Lester Abram 31 24 913 29.4 126 257 0.490 40 97 0.412 113 134 0.843 35 96 131 4.2 41 1.3 79 2 55 31 9 405 13.1
Dion Harris 34 11 956 28.1 112 285 0.393 58 170 0.341 61 79 0.772 20 54 74 2.2 76 2.2 71 0 66 34 3 343 10.1
Courtney Sims 34 34 750 22.1 105 192 0.547 1 8 0.125 52 90 0.578 63 98 161 4.7 18 0.5 72 0 51 12 68 263 7.7
Graham Brown 34 28 673 19.8 62 120 0.517 0 0 32 56 0.571 58 81 139 4.1 15 0.4 70 1 48 26 9 156 4.6
Brent Petway 33 0 446 13.5 55 83 0.663 0 0 18 32 0.563 37 75 112 3.4 7 0.2 35 0 17 7 28 128 3.9
Chris Hunter 22 5 332 15.1 34 68 0.500 4 11 0.364 37 46 0.804 28 46 74 3.4 11 0.5 45 0 23 11 15 109 5.0
J.C. Mathis 26 1 407 15.7 42 88 0.477 2 7 0.286 14 42 0.333 46 54 100 3.9 20 0.8 39 1 32 4 8 100 3.9
Sherrod Harrell 25 1 112 4.5 1 11 0.091 1 9 0.111 3 6 0.500 0 14 14 0.6 2 0.1 7 0 6 7 0 6 0.2
John Andrews 7 0 11 1.6 1 3 0.333 1 2 0.500 0 0 0 2 2 0.3 0 0.0 2 0 0 0 0 3 0.4
Dani Wohl 8 0 13 1.6 1 3 0.333 0 0 0 1 0.000 0 1 1 0.1 1 0.1 1 0 1 1 0 2 0.3
Colin Dill 10 1 22 2.2 0 4 0.000 0 4 0.000 0 2 0.000 0 0 0 0.0 2 0.2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0.0
Amadou Ba 7 0 15 2.1 0 1 0.000 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0.4 0 0.0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0.0
Ashtyn Bell 4 0 6 1.5 0 3 0.000 0 0 0 1 0.000 1 1 2 0.5 0 0.0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0.0
TEAM 34 62 53 115 3.4 8
Season Total 34 823 1831 0.449 192 575 0.334 503 723 0.696 398 821 1219 35.9 445 13.1 586 8 507 259 158 2341 68.9
Opponents 34 771 1856 0.415 208 642 0.324 400 567 0.705 347 726 1073 31.6 456 13.4 661 22 506 207 108 2150 63.2

Awards and honors[edit]

Team players drafted into the NBA[edit]

Year Round Pick Overall Player NBA Club
2004 2 15 45 Bernard Robinson Charlotte Bobcats

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See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Big Ten Basketball 2009-10 Media Guide". CBS Interactive. p. 69. Retrieved 2010-09-14. 
  2. ^ "Big Ten Tournament". CBS Interactive. p. 2. Retrieved 2010-09-18. 
  3. ^ a b "Postseason NIT". CBS Interactive. p. 68. Retrieved 2010-09-21. 
  4. ^ "Division I Records". National Collegiate Athletic Association. pp. 68–83. Retrieved 2010-09-18. 
  5. ^ "Division I Records". National Collegiate Athletic Association. p. 90. Retrieved 2010-09-18. 
  6. ^ a b "Through The Years". MGoBlue.com. CBS Interactive. p. 49. Retrieved 2010-09-21. 
  7. ^ "All-Time Accolades". MGoBlue.com. CBS Interactive. pp. 9–10. Retrieved 2010-09-21. 
  8. ^ "Men's Basketball Statistic Archive Query Page". MGoBlue.com. CBS Interactive. Retrieved September 22, 2010. 
  9. ^ "Big Ten Basketball 2009-10 Media Guide". CBS Interactive. p. 35. Retrieved 2010-09-18. 
  10. ^ "Big Ten Basketball 2009-10 Media Guide". CBS Interactive. p. 38. Retrieved 2010-09-21. 
  11. ^ "Big Ten Tournament". CBS Interactive. p. 3. Retrieved 2010-09-22. 
  12. ^ http://www.nit.org/history/nit-postseason-results-2000s.html
  13. ^ "Men's Basketball Statistic Archive Query Page". CBS Interactive. Archived from the original on 18 April 2010. Retrieved 2010-03-28. 
  14. ^ "2004 NBA Draft". Basketball-reference.com. Retrieved 2014-04-25. 

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