During the season, Buntin led the Big Ten conference in rebounding with 15.4 per conference game. As a team, the Wolverines led the Big Ten with a 49.0 rebound per game average.
The team set the current school single-game record of 77 rebounds on February 2, 1963 against the Michigan State Spartans. It also set the single-season record of 1320, but that was broken each of the following two seasons. Buntin set the current school record (since the 1959–60 season) for consecutive point-rebound double doubles with a streak of 14 games. He also surpassed Scott Maentz's 1960 single-season total of 12 double doubles with a total of 23, which stood as a school record until Phil Hubbard posted 24 in 1977.