2006–07 Michigan Wolverines men's basketball team

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2006-07 Michigan Wolverines men's basketball
A blue block M with maize-colored borders and the word Michigan across the middle.
Conference Big Ten Conference
2006-07 record 22-13 (8-8, 7th-t Big Ten)
Head coach Tommy Amaker
Assistant coach Mike Jackson
Assistant coach Andrew Moore
Assistant coach Dave Pilipovich
MVP Dion Harris
Captain Lester Abram
Seasons
« 2005-06 2007-08 »
2006–07 Big Ten Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#1 Ohio State 15 1   .938     35 4   .897
#6 Wisconsin 13 3   .813     30 6   .833
Indiana 10 6   .625     21 11   .656
Iowa 9 7   .563     17 14   .548
Purdue 9 7   .563     22 12   .647
Illinois 9 7   .563     23 12   .657
Michigan State 8 8   .500     23 12   .657
Michigan 8 8   .500     22 13   .629
Minnesota 3 13   .188     9 22   .290
Penn State 2 14   .125     13 18   .419
Northwestern 2 14   .125     11 19   .367
2007 Big Ten Tournament winner
As of March 13, 2007; Rankings from AP Poll[1]

The 2006-07 Michigan Wolverines men's basketball team represented the University of Michigan in intercollegiate college basketball during the 2006-07 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 an eighth seed and advanced to the quarterfinals of the 2007 Big Ten Conference Men's Basketball Tournament.[3] The team earned an invitation to the 2007 National Invitation 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 1–5 record against ranked opponents, with its lone victory coming against #24 Indiana 58–55 on February 17, 2007 at Crisler Arena.[7]

Lester Abram served as team captains, and Dion Harris earned team MVP honors.[8] The team's leading scorers were Harris (469 points), Courtney Sims (401 points) and Abram (319 points). The leading rebounders were Sims (218), Brent Petway (205) and Ekpe Udoh (139).[9]

Harris won the Big Ten Conference free throw percentage statistical championship with an 87.3% average in conference games.[10]

In the 2007 Big Ten Conference Men's Basketball Tournament at the United Center from March 8–11, Michigan was seeded eighth. In the first round, they defeated number 9 Minnesota 49–40 before losing to number 1 Ohio State 72–62 in the second round.[11]

On March 13, 2007, Michigan defeated six seeded Utah State 68–58 at Crisler Arena in the first round of the 2006 National Invitation Tournament. Then Michigan lost to two seeded Florida State 87–66 at the Donald L. Tucker Center in Tallahassee, Florida in the second round.[4][7]

Team Players Drafted into the NBA[edit]

Year Round Pick Player NBA Club
2010 1 6 Ekpe Udoh* Golden State Warriors

*Transferred to Baylor Bears basketball before being drafted[12]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "2007 Final AP Men's Basketball Poll". College Poll Archive. March 13, 2007. 
  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. ^ a b "Postseason NIT". CBS Interactive. p. 68. Retrieved 2010-09-21. 
  5. ^ "Division I Records". National Collegiate Athletic Association. pp. 68–83. Retrieved 2010-09-18. 
  6. ^ "Division I Records". National Collegiate Athletic Association. p. 90. Retrieved 2010-09-18. 
  7. ^ a b "Through The Years". MGoBlue.com. CBS Interactive. p. 50. 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 Basketball 2009-10 Media Guide". CBS Interactive. p. 34. Retrieved 2010-09-02. 
  11. ^ "Big Ten Tournament". CBS Interactive. p. 3. Retrieved 2010-09-22. 
  12. ^ "2010 NBA Draft". Basketball-reference.com. Retrieved 2014-04-25. 

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