2004–05 Michigan Wolverines men's basketball team

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2004-05 Michigan Wolverines men's basketball
A blue block M with maize-colored borders and the word Michigan across the middle.
Conference Big Ten Conference
2004-05 record 13-18 (4-12, 9th Big Ten)
Head coach Tommy Amaker
Assistant coach Charles Ramsey
Assistant coach Chuck Swenson
Assistant coach Andrew Moore
MVP Dion Harris
Captain Lester Abram
Captain Graham Brown
Captain Sherrod Harrell
Seasons
« 2003–04 2005–06 »
2004–05 Big Ten Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#1 Illinois 15 1   .938     37 2   .949
#15 Michigan State 13 3   .813     26 6   .813
#20 Wisconsin 11 5   .688     25 9   .735
Indiana 10 6   .625     15 14   .517
Minnesota 10 6   .625     21 11   .656
Ohio State 8 8   .500     20 12   .625
Iowa 7 9   .438     21 12   .636
Northwestern 6 10   .375     15 16   .484
Michigan 4 12   .250     13 18   .419
Purdue 3 13   .188     7 21   .250
Penn State 1 15   .063     7 23   .233
2005 Big Ten Tournament winner
As of March 15, 2005; Rankings from AP Poll[1]

The 2004-05 Michigan Wolverines men's basketball team represented the University of Michigan in intercollegiate college basketball during the 2004-05 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 seventh in the Big Ten Conference.[2] The team earned a ninth seed and was defeated in the first round of the 2005 Big Ten Conference Men's Basketball Tournament.[3] The team failed to earn an invitation to either the 2005 National Invitation Tournament or the 2005 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament.[4] The team was unranked for all eighteen weeks of Associated Press Top Twenty-Five Poll,[5] and it also ended the season unranked in the final USA Today/CNN Poll.[6] The team had a 2–7 record against ranked opponents, with its victories coming against #20 Notre Dame 61–60 on December 4, 2004 at Crisler Arena and #14 Iowa 65–53 on January 5 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.[7]

Lester Abram, Graham Brown, and Sherrod Harrell served as team co-captains, and Dion Harris earned team MVP honors.[8] The team's leading scorers were Dion Harris (444 points), Courtney Sims (305 points) and Ron Coleman (233 points). The leading rebounders were Courtney Sims (160), Brent Petway (158) and Graham Brown (115).[9]

In the 2005 Big Ten Conference Men's Basketball Tournament at the United Center from March 10–13, Michigan was seeded ninth. In the first round, they lost to number 8 Northwestern 58–56.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2005 Final AP Men's Basketball Poll". College Poll Archive. March 15, 2005. 
  2. ^ "Big Ten Basketball 2009-10 Media Guide". CBS Interactive. p. 69. Retrieved 2010-09-14. 
  3. ^ "Big Ten Tournament". CBS Interactive. p. 2. Retrieved 2010-09-18. 
  4. ^ "NCAA Tournament History". University of Michigan. 2010. p. 3. Retrieved 2010-09-18. 
  5. ^ "Division I Records" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association. pp. 68–83. Retrieved 2010-09-18. 
  6. ^ "Division I Records" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association. p. 90. Retrieved 2010-09-18. 
  7. ^ "Through The Years". MGoBlue.com. CBS Interactive. p. 49. Retrieved 2010-09-21. 
  8. ^ "All-Time Accolades". MGoBlue.com. CBS Interactive. pp. 9–10. Retrieved 2010-09-21. 
  9. ^ "Men's Basketball Statistic Archive Query Page". MGoBlue.com. CBS Interactive. Retrieved September 22, 2010. 
  10. ^ "Big Ten Tournament". CBS Interactive. p. 3. Retrieved 2010-09-22. 

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