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2009-10 Michigan Wolverines men's basketball
A blue block M with maize-colored borders and the word Michigan across the middle.
A team of basketball players are standing together in a huddle on a basketball court with their coaches.
Conference Big Ten Conference
2009-10 record 15–17 (7–11, T-7th Big Ten)
Head coach John Beilein
Assistant coach Jerry Dunn (Jeff Meyer interim replacement)
Assistant coach Mike Jackson
Assistant coach John Mahoney
MVP Manny Harris
MVP DeShawn Sims
Captain Manny Harris
Captain DeShawn Sims
Captain Zack Novak
Home arena Crisler Arena
Seasons
2009–10 Big Ten Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 5 Ohio State 14 4   .778     29 8   .784
No. 10 Purdue 14 4   .778     29 6   .829
No. 13 Michigan State 14 4   .778     28 9   .757
No. 16 Wisconsin 13 5   .722     24 9   .727
Illinois 10 8   .556     21 15   .583
Minnesota 9 9   .500     21 14   .600
Northwestern 7 11   .389     20 14   .588
Michigan 7 11   .389     15 17   .469
Indiana 4 14   .222     10 21   .323
Iowa 4 14   .222     10 22   .313
Penn State 3 15   .167     11 20   .355
2010 Big Ten Tournament winner
As of April 3, 2010; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2009–10 Michigan Wolverines men's basketball team represented the University of Michigan during the 2009-10 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The team was coached by John Beilein and played its home games in Ann Arbor, Michigan at the Crisler Arena, which has a capacity of 13,751, for the forty-third consecutive year.[1] This season marked the team's ninety-third consecutive year as a member of the Big Ten Conference.[2] The team finished the season with a 15–17 overall record and a 7–11 conference record, which was tied for seventh in the conference standings. It was seeded eighth in the single-elimination 2010 Big Ten Conference Men's Basketball Tournament where it advanced one round. On October 16, Michigan was one of five Big Ten schools to begin its season by celebrating Midnight Madness.[3][4]

Following the University of Michigan basketball scandal, the team had completed serving a scholarship probation imposed in 2003 two years earlier. During the probation, the team had had only twelve scholarships to offer instead of the usual thirteen. However, Michigan continued to be prohibited from affiliation with implicated athletes (Chris Webber, Robert Traylor, Maurice Taylor, and Louis Bullock) until 2012, which meant, among other things, that the players could not help the University recruit.[5] The team was expected to finish between third and fifth in the conference by most expert pollings. The team was led by a pair of Wooden Award preseason watchlist nominees: Manny Harris and DeShawn Sims. Harris, Sims and Zack Novak served as team captains.[6]

The team won two of its first three games against ranked opponents (Connecticut and Ohio State). However, the season was a disappointment that included two buzzer-beater losses to conference co-champions Ohio State and Michigan State on field goals by 2010 Big Ten Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year Evan Turner and 2009 Big Ten Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year Kalin Lucas. After starting the season 3–0, the team never again won three games in a row. The team was nationally ranked to start the season, but never reappeared in the national polls after the third week of the season. Michigan ended the year with a 7–11 conference record (tied for seventh) and a 15–17 overall regular season record. Turner's buzzer-beater came in the second round of the 2010 Big Ten Conference Men's Basketball Tournament in which the eighth-seeded Wolverines lost by a point to the top-seeded Buckeyes.

At the conclusion of the regular season, Sims and Harris were named to the 2nd and 3rd All-Big Ten teams, respectively, by both conference coaches and the media. Following the Big Ten tournament both players were recognized as 2nd-team All-District selections by the National Association of Basketball Coaches.

Preview[edit]

Wolverines shake hands with Wisconsin after a 54-48 loss in Madison, WI. (2010-01-20)

November 12, 2008, marked the first day of the early signing period for high school seniors wishing to become eligible student-athletes in the 2009-2010 academic year. The early period ended on November 19, 2008 for NCAA college basketball teams (the regular signing period is from April 15 – May 20, 2009).[7][8] However, verbal commitments are usually accurate predictors of signing activity. Based on verbals and very early signings, Big Ten Conference rivals Indiana, Minnesota and Illinois had top 25 signing classes, but Michigan did not according to both ESPN and Scout.com.[7][9] The team was the choice of four blue chip prospects who followed through on their verbal commitments and signed letters of intent including Matt Vogrich and Darius Morris.[10][11] The 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 180-pound (82 kg) Morris was listed among the top 15 point guards in the nation by Scout.com, Rivals.com and ESPN.[12][13][14] Kelvin Grady, who had played 64 games and made 33 starts during his first two seasons, was going to transfer from the program at the end of the prior season,[15] but he became a wide receiver on the 2009 Michigan Wolverines football team.[16] In June 2009, Jordan Morgan had surgery on his left knee to repair articular cartilage. The expected recovery time was four to five months.[17] In October, it was unclear whether he would be able to join the team or whether he would redshirt.[18]

Entering the season, Harris was regarded by some as the most highly rated player in the Big Ten. E.g., the FOX Sports preseason All-American listed him on its second team. It included Michigan State's Kalin Lucas on its third team, Purdue's Robbie Hummel on its fourth team and Ohio State's Evan Turner on its fifth team.[19] However, ESPN chose both Lucas and Turner to its preseason second-team All-American list, while Harris was not shown on a single ballot.[20] Harris and Sims were named among the 50 preseason Wooden Award watch list nominees.[21] Harris was also named to the preaseason Naismith College Player of the Year watchlist.[22] The 24-member Big Ten media panel selected Harris as a first team preseason All-Big Ten team member.[23]

The 2009–10 schedule includes the Old Spice Classic, an ACC – Big Ten Challenge match against Boston College, games against preseason ranked power conference opponents Kansas and Connecticut as well as the 2010 Big Ten Conference Men's Basketball Tournament.

Roster[edit]

The 2009-10 Michigan Wolverine Leaders
A basketball player in a dark blue uniform is dribbling past a defender in white.
A basketball player in a dark blue uniform is defending against a player in a white uniform.
A basketball player in a dark blue uniform has the ball in his hands in the open court.
A basketball player in a dark blue uniform is dribbling the basketball and signalling with his index finger.
Left to right: Harris, Sims, Lucas-Perry, Douglass vs. Utah (September 12, 2009)
# Name Height Weight Position Class Hometown Previous Team(s)
0 Zack Novak 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 210 pounds (95 kg) G So. Chesterton, Indiana U.S. Chesterton HS
1 Stu Douglass 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 175 pounds (79 kg) G So. Carmel, Indiana U.S. Carmel HS
3 Manny Harris 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 185 pounds (84 kg) G Jr. Detroit, Michigan U.S. Redford HS
4 Darius Morris 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 180 pounds (82 kg) G Fr. Los Angeles, California U.S. Windward HS
5 Eso Akunne 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 220 pounds (100 kg) G Fr. Ann Arbor, Michigan U.S. Gabriel Richard HS
12 Anthony Wright 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 235 pounds (107 kg) F Redshirt.svgJr. Sterling, Virginia U.S. Oak Hill Academy
13 Matt Vogrich 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 180 pounds (82 kg) G Fr. Lake Forest, Illinois U.S. Lake Forest HS
20 Josh Bartelstein 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 190 pounds (86 kg) G Fr. Highland Park, Illinois U.S. Highland Park HS/Phillips Exeter
22 Blake McLimans 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 220 pounds (100 kg) F Fr. Hamburg, New York U.S. Worcester Academy
23 Corey Person 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 200 pounds (91 kg) G So. Kalamazoo, Michigan U.S. Kalamazoo Central HS
30 Eric Puls 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 210 pounds (95 kg) C Redshirt.svgSo. Alpena, Michigan U.S. Alpena HS
31 Laval Lucas-Perry 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 185 pounds (84 kg) G Redshirt.svgSo. Flint, Michigan U.S. University of Arizona
32 Zack Gibson 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 220 pounds (100 kg) F Redshirt.svgSr. Grand Blanc, Michigan U.S. Rutgers University
34 DeShawn Sims 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 235 pounds (107 kg) F Sr. Detroit, Michigan U.S. Pershing HS
35 Ben Cronin 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 265 pounds (120 kg) C Redshirt.svgFr. Syracuse, New York U.S. Henninger HS
52 Jordan Morgan 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 240 pounds (110 kg) F Fr. Detroit, Michigan U.S. Detroit Jesuit

Redshirt.svg - denotes class status adjusted for used redshirt eligibility.

Laval Lucas-Perry
Zack Gibson
Matt Vogrich
Eso Akunne
Anthony Wright

Signees[edit]

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Darius Morris
PG
Los Angeles, California Windward (CA) 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 188 lb (85 kg) Nov 8, 2008 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 90
Matt Vogrich
SG
Lake Forest, Illinois Lake Forest Academy (IL) 6 ft 3.5 in (1.92 m) 182.5 lb (82.8 kg) May 10, 2008 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 89
Blake McLimans
PF
Hamburg (town), New York Worcester Academy (MA) 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Oct 28, 2008 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 85
Jordan Morgan
PF
Detroit, Michigan University of Detroit Jesuit (MI) 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 242.5 lb (110.0 kg) Dec 18, 2007 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 75
Overall recruiting rankings:
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

In addition to the four-year scholarship recruits above, Beilein recruited Eso Akunne as a preferred walk-on and eventually offered him a one-year scholarship commitment.[24] Beilein also recruited Josh Bartelstein who extended his high school career at Phillips Exeter Academy after high school at Highland Park High School as a walk-on.[25]

2010–11 team recruits[edit]

The 2010 class includes Tim Hardaway, Jr., son of Tim Hardaway.

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Tim Hardaway
SG
Miami, Florida Miami Palmetto High School (FL) 6 ft 3.5 in (1.92 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Jun 29, 2009 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 93
Evan Smotrycz
SF
Reading, Massachusetts New Hampton School (NH) 6 ft 8.5 in (2.04 m) 202.5 lb (91.9 kg) Sep 4, 2009 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 95
Overall recruiting rankings:   ESPN: 14
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

Rankings[edit]

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Final 
AP[26] 15 15T RV NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR Not released 
Coaches'[26] 15 16 15 RV NR NR NR NR NR NR RV NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR


Season[edit]

Preconference[edit]

A basketball player in a maize colored uniform dribbles between defenders in white uniforms.
Manny Harris watches Darius Morris split the Kansas defense.

Harris opened the season by recording the second triple double in school history (Gary Grant was the first in the 1987 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament) with 18 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists against Division II Northern Michigan during a 97–50 victory on November 14. Sims added 22 points and true freshman Matt Vogrich added 15 points on five-for-five three point shooting.[27] Harris earned Big Ten player of the week during the first week of the year for the second consecutive season.[28] Michigan struggled early against their first Division I opponent, by hitting only 4 of their first 21 shots. They recovered with a 29–13 run led by twelve points each from Harris and Sims to end the first half en route to a 77–55 victory against Houston Baptist. Sims posted a career high 5 three point shots.[29]

During the Thanksgiving weekend, Michigan participated in the eight-team fourth annual Old Spice Classic at The Milk House in Orlando, Florida. On November 26, which was Thanksgiving Day, they defeated Creighton 83–76 in overtime when Harris fell one rebound shy of a triple double. Laval Lucas-Perry tied a career-high with 18 points and Sims added 16.[30][31][32] The following day, they lost to a 6–0 Marquette team 79–65. They shot 12 for 18 from the free throw line and 3 for 20 from 3-point range.[33] They lost the subsequent game to Alabama when a Darius Morris full-court drive was blocked.[34]

The Wolverines began December competition in the ACC – Big Ten Challenge by losing to Boston College 62–58.[35] The team ended its three-game losing streak by beating Arkansas - Pine Bluff.[36] The Wolverines were outrebounded 41–25 in a 68–52 loss to the Utah Utes.[37] Michigan rebounded as both Harris and Sims posted season highs with 27 and 23 points respectively in a 75–64 win over University of Detroit Mercy.[38] The Wolverines fell to 1–21 all-time against number one ranked teams when it lost to Kansas.[39] In the team's final pre-conference game, they beat Coppin State 76–46.[40]

Conference[edit]

Darius Morris and Douglass (September 12, 2009)
January

Zack Novak and Stu Douglass led the Wolverines in scoring in their conference season opening 71–65 loss to Indiana on New Year's Eve.[41] Sims and Harris led the way to the first conference victory on January 3 against a #15-ranked Ohio State team without its leading scorer, Evan Turner.[42] On January 7, the Wolverines came from 16 points behind to defeat the Penn State Nittany Lions on the strength of four second half three point shots by Laval Lucas-Perry and 25 points from Sims.[43] On January 10, they wasted a 17-point lead in a loss to Northwestern despite 24 points from Harris and 17 from Sims.[44] On January 11, Sims became the second Wolverine to earn Big Ten Player of the Week for his efforts during week nine (January 4–10).[45] The Wolverines won the January 14 rematch against Indiana under the leadership of Harris who had 17 second half points and Sims who added 20 points and 8 rebounds.[46] Michigan then earned its first win against a ranked non-conference opponent and their second consecutive win against a ranked opponent on January 17 when it defeated #15 Connecticut 68–63 behind 18 points and 8 rebounds from Harris.[47] Subsequently, they lost three consecutive games to ranked conference opponents. On January 20, Michigan opened up a lead on Wisconsin who missed its first eight field goal attempts. They led until Wisconsin tied the game with 4 minutes and 4 seconds remaining. Wisconsin scored two subsequent baskets to take the lead. Wisconsin held on despite 23 points and 13 rebounds from Sims.[48][49] On January 23, while Manny Harris served a one-game suspension, Sims posted 21 points and Novak added 16, but after taking an 11–10 lead, the Wolverines surrendered a 16–2 run to Purdue that they never recovered from.[50] On January 26, the Wolverines hosted Michigan State who needed a Kalin Lucas basket with 3.5 seconds to play to earn the win, which resulted in Michigan state posting a school-record eight consecutive conference victories to start conference play.[51] On January 30, Michigan finished the month with a 60–46 win against Iowa to snap its three-game losing streak. Harris and Sims both contributed 20 points. Sims had 12 rebounds as well. Michigan scored the first 13 points of the game and after taking a 12-point lead into halftime, they scored the first 5 points of the second half.[52]

February

The Wolverines began February with a 67–52 loss to Northwestern on February 2. Harris and Darius Morris, who each posted 11, were the high scorers. Northwestern pulled away with a 21–4 second half run.[53] On February 6, Michigan lost 62–44 to 16th ranked Wisconsin, who shot 9 for 13 on three point shots in the first half and only missed seven total shots in that time. Then Michigan only made one shot in the first eight minutes of the second half.[54] Then, Michigan went 7 for 14 on its three-point shots to beat Minnesota 71–63 behind 27 points from Sims and 20 from Harris.[55] On February 16, Michigan recovered from a 5-point deficit in the final twenty seconds on late shots by Sims including a three-pointer with 6.1 seconds remaining. Sims had 27 and Harris had 20 points as they both accumulated 10 rebounds and the team shot 14–27 on its three-point shots. In overtime Michigan, come from three points behind.[56] On February 20, despite 20 points by Harris, Michigan was unable to notch its first three-game winning streak against Penn State.[57] On February 23, Michigan shot only 20% in the first half and fell behind 26–18 and trailed Illinois most of the rest of the game despite 15 points and 11 rebounds from Harris.[58] On February 27, Michigan lost to Ohio State despite all of its starters scoring in double digits.[59]

March

On March 2, Michigan defeated Minnesota 83–55 as Harris and Sims posted 23 and 22 points, respectively. The team posted its best shooting night of the season by going 32 for 53.[60] On March 7, Michigan concluded its regular season with a 64–48 loss to Michigan State. None of Michigan's starters posted double digit scoring and Zack Gibson led the team with 10 points.[61] The team only scored 14 points in the first half and did not score in the first 3 minutes and 50 seconds of the second half.[62] As a result, the team fell to a 7-11 conference record and was accorded the eighth seed in the 2010 Big Ten Conference Men's Basketball Tournament where they were matched against ninth-seeded Iowa.[61] They defeated Iowa 59–52 behind 22 points, 9 rebounds and 3 steals by Harris. This earned them a matchup against the top-seeded Ohio State Buckeyes.[63] After trailing #5-ranked Ohio State by a 51–38 margin, sharpshooting by Harris and Douglass brought Michigan to within 59–57, which led to a frantic finish. Harris hit a shot with 2.2 seconds remaining to give Michigan a two-point lead before Turner hit a 37-foot 3-point shot to win the game.[64]

Schedule[edit]

basketball players in maize colored uniforms defend against players in white uniforms
Left: Wolverines vs. Utah (2009-12-09); Center: Sims (34), Novak (0) and Douglass (1) defend against #1-ranked Kansas. (2009-12-19); Right: DeShawn Sims prepareS for the opening tipoff against Wisconsin as Harris (# not visible), Lucas-Perry (31) Novak (# not visible) and Douglass (1) look on. (2010-01-20)
Date
Time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record High points High rebounds High assists Site (Attendance)
City, State
Exhibition
June 11, 2009*
7:00 PM ET, BTN.com
No. 15 Wayne State W 73–54 
 25  Manny Harris   5  Harris, DeShawn Sims   4  Harris  Crisler Arena (9,657)
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Non-conference Regular Season
November 14, 2009*
7:00 PM ET, Big Ten Network
No. 15 Northern Michigan W 97–50  1–0
 22  Sims (1)   13  Harris (1)   10  Harris (1)  Crisler Arena (9,730)
Ann Arbor, Michigan
November 20, 2009*
7:00 PM ET, BTN.com
No. 15 Houston Baptist W 77–55  2–0
 25  Harris (1)   8  Harris (2)   7  Stu Douglass (1)  Crisler Arena (10,523)
Ann Arbor, Michigan
November 26, 2009*
12:00 PM ET, ESPN2
No. 15 vs. Creighton
Old Spice Classic
W 83–76 OT 3–0
 20  Harris (2)   11  Sims (1)   11  Harris (2)  The Milk House (2,853)
Orlando, Florida
November 27, 2009*
12:00 PM ET, ESPN
No. 15 vs. Marquette
Old Spice Classic Semifinals
L 79–65  3–1
 22  Harris (3)   8  Harris (3)   4  Harris (3)  The Milk House (3,660)
Orlando, Florida
November 29, 2009*
5:00 PM ET, ESPNU
No. 15 vs. Alabama
Old Spice Classic Third Place
L 68–66  3–2
 26  Harris (4)   10  Harris (4)   4  Laval Lucas-Perry (1)  The Milk House (2,225)
Orlando, Florida
February 12, 2009*
7:30 PM ET, ESPN2
Boston College
ACC – Big Ten Challenge
L 62–58  3–3
 19  Harris (5)   7  Harris (5)   6  Harris (4)  Crisler Arena (10,718)
Ann Arbor, Michigan
May 12, 2009*
2:00 PM ET, BTN.com
Arkansas-Pine Bluff W 67–53  4–3
 19  Sims (2)   10  Sims (2)   4  Douglass (2)  Crisler Arena (10,073)
Ann Arbor, Michigan
September 12, 2009*
9:00 PM ET, CBSCS
at Utah L 68–52  4–4
 25  Harris (6)   6  Harris (6)   4  Darius Morris (1)  Jon M. Huntsman Center (9,227)
Salt Lake City, Utah
December 13, 2009*
12:00 PM ET, Big Ten Network
Detroit Mercy W 75–64  5–4
 27  Harris (7)   12  Sims (3)   6  Harris (5)  Crisler Arena (11,163)
Ann Arbor, Michigan
December 19, 2009*
12:00 PM ET, ESPN
at No. 1 Kansas L 75–64  5–5
 19  Sims (3)   7  Zack Novak (1), Sims (4)   4  Harris (6), Morris (2)  Allen Fieldhouse (16,300)
Lawrence, Kansas
December 22, 2009*
7:00 PM ET, BTN.com
Coppin State W 76–46  6–5
 20  Douglass (1)   6  Lucas-Perry (1)   7  Harris (7)  Crisler Arena (10,163)
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Big Ten Regular Season
December 31, 2009
12:00 PM ET, ESPN2
at Indiana L 71–65  6–6
(0–1)
 18  Novak (1)   9  Novak (2)   5  Lucas-Perry (2)  Assembly Hall (15,034)
Bloomington, Indiana
March 1, 2010
4:30 PM ET, Big Ten Network
No. 15 Ohio State W 73–64  7–6
(1–1)
 28  Sims (4)   9  Sims (5)   5  Harris (8)  Crisler Arena (13,751)
Ann Arbor, Michigan
July 1, 2010
7:00 PM ET, ESPN2
at Penn State W 64–55  8–6
(2–1)
 25  Sims (5)   6  Sims (6)   4  Harris (9), Morris (3)  Bryce Jordan Center (5,799)
State College, Pennsylvania
October 1, 2010
2:30 PM ET, Big Ten Network
Northwestern L 68–62  8–7
(2–2)
 24  Harris (8)   9  Harris (7)   7  Morris (4)  Crisler Arena (11,851)
Ann Arbor, Michigan
January 14, 2010
9:00 PM ET, ESPN
Indiana W 69–45  9–7
(3–2)
 21  Harris (9)   8  Sims (7)   4  Morris (5)  Crisler Arena (9,632)
Ann Arbor, Michigan
January 17, 2010*
1:30 PM ET, CBS
No. 15 Connecticut W 68–63  10–7
(3–2)
 18  Harris (10)   11  Sims (8)   4  Douglass (3)  Crisler Arena (13,536)
Ann Arbor, Michigan
January 20, 2010
8:30 PM ET, Big Ten Network
at No. 18 Wisconsin L 54–48  10–8
(3–3)
 23  Sims (6)   13  Sims (9)   3  Douglass (4)  Kohl Center (17,230)
Madison, Wisconsin
January 23, 2010
4:00 PM ET, ESPN
at No. 13 Purdue L 69–59  10–9
(3–4)
 21  Sims (7)   8  Sims (10)   5  Douglass (5)  Mackey Arena (14,123)
West Lafayette, Indiana
January 26, 2010
7:00 PM ET, ESPN
No. 5 Michigan State L 57–56  10–10
(3–5)
 19  Sims (8)   6  Novak (3)   5  Harris (10)  Crisler Arena (13,751)
Ann Arbor, Michigan
January 30, 2010
4:30 PM ET, Big Ten Network
Iowa W 60–46  11–10
(4–5)
 20  Harris (11), Sims (9)   12  Sims (11)   3  Harris (11), Novak (1)  Crisler Arena (13,541)
Ann Arbor, Michigan
February 2, 2010
7:00 PM ET, Big Ten Network
at Northwestern L 67–52  11–11
(4–6)
 11  Harris (12), Morris (1)   7  Sims (12)   3  Harris (12), Lucas-Perry (3)  Welsh-Ryan Arena (5,127)
Evanston, Illinois
June 2, 2010
4:00 PM ET, CBS
No. 16 Wisconsin L 62–44  11–12
(4–7)
 18  Sims (10)   4  Harris (8), Sims (13)   3  Douglass (6), Morris (6)  Crisler Arena (13,501)
Ann Arbor, Michigan
November 2, 2010
7:00 PM ET, ESPN
at Minnesota W 71–63  12–12
(5–7)
 27  Sims (11)   7  Sims (14)   7  Harris (13)  Williams Arena (14,625)
Minneapolis, Minnesota
February 16, 2010
9:00 PM ET, Big Ten Network
at Iowa W 80–78 OT 13–12
(6–7)
 27  Sims (12)   10  Harris (9), Sims (15)   7  Harris (14)  Carver-Hawkeye Arena (9,485)
Iowa City, Iowa
February 20, 2010
6:00 PM ET, Big Ten Network
Penn State L 55–51  13–13
(6–8)
 20  Harris (13)   8  Sims (16)   4  Morris (7)  Crisler Arena (13,751)
Ann Arbor, Michigan
February 23, 2010
7:00 PM ET, ESPN
Illinois L 51–44  13–14
(6–9)
 15  Harris (14)   13  Sims (17)   4  Harris (15)  Crisler Arena (11,357)
Ann Arbor, Michigan
February 27, 2010
12:00 PM ET, ESPN
at No. 9 Ohio State L 66–55  13–15
(6–10)
 11  Morris (2), Novak (2), Sims (13)   6  Sims (18)   3  Harris (16), Morris (8)  Jerome Schottenstein Center (18,862)
Columbus, Ohio
February 3, 2010
7:00 PM ET, Big Ten Network
Minnesota W 83–55  14–15
(7–10)
 23  Sims (14)   6  Novak (4), Sims (19)   6  Morris (9), Novak (2)  Crisler Arena (10,561)
Ann Arbor, Michigan
July 3, 2010
4:00 PM ET, CBS
at No. 11 Michigan State L 64–48  14–16
(7–11)
 10  Zack Gibson (1)   9  Sims (20)   5  Harris (17)  Breslin Center (14,759)
East Lansing, Michigan
Big Ten Tournament
November 3, 2010
2:30 PM ET, ESPN2
vs. Iowa
First Round
W 59–52  15–16
(7–11)
 22  Harris (15)   9  Harris (10)   3  Douglass (7), Lucas-Perry (4), Morris (10)  Conseco Fieldhouse (14,833)
Indianapolis, Indiana
December 3, 2010
12:00 PM ET, ESPN
vs. No. 5 Ohio State
Second Round
L 69–68  15–17
(7–11)
 26  Harris (16)   6  Harris (11), Sims (21)   4  Harris (18)  Conseco Fieldhouse (NA)
Indianapolis, Indiana
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time.

Statistics[edit]

The team posted the following statistics:[65]

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
Manny Harris 31 1120 36.1 181 430 0.421 48 156 0.308 152 190 0.800 57 130 187 6.0 126 4.1 45 0 88 56 11 562 18.1
DeShawn Sims 32 32 1026 32.1 220 447 0.492 21 74 0.284 75 112 0.670 98 144 242 7.6 30 0.9 71 3 48 35 21 536 16.8
Zack Novak 31 31 1028 33.2 79 211 0.374 44 144 0.306 26 38 0.684 43 89 132 4.3 50 1.6 88 1 23 30 8 228 7.3
Stu Douglass 32 1004 31.4 72 216 0.333 52 158 0.329 21 27 0.778 7 63 70 2.2 79 2.5 43 0 35 35 0 217 6.8
Laval Lucas-Perry 32 683 21.3 50 144 0.347 30 103 0.291 25 39 0.641 13 62 75 2.3 53 1.7 62 0 30 19 1 155 4.8
Darius Morris 32 777 24.3 52 128 0.406 7 39 0.179 29 46 0.630 14 44 58 1.8 84 2.6 61 0 51 20 5 140 4.4
Zack Gibson 32 319 10.0 44 76 0.579 5 18 0.278 33 42 0.786 29 39 68 2.1 8 0.3 54 1 16 15 17 126 3.9
Matt Vogrich 30 166 5.5 17 42 0.405 11 28 0.393 1 3 0.333 5 14 19 0.6 8 0.3 16 0 9 8 0 46 1.5
Anthony Wright 28 241 8.6 14 52 0.269 9 36 0.250 3 5 0.600 9 22 31 1.1 15 0.5 17 0 15 4 3 40 1.4
Eso Akunne 7 38 5.4 2 3 0.667 0 0 1 1 1.000 0 6 6 0.9 1 0.1 4 0 2 1 1 5 0.7
Ben Cronin 5 16 3.2 1 3 0.333 0 0 1 4 0.250 2 3 5 1.0 0 0.0 2 0 2 0 1 3 0.6
Corey Person 7 13 1.9 0 0 0 0 1 2 0.500 0 2 2 0.3 2 0.3 2 0 0 0 0 1 0.1
Josh Bartelstein 5 13 2.6 0 4 0.000 0 3 0.000 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 3 0 1 0 0 0 0.0
Eric Puls 2 0 6 3.0 0 2 0.000 0 1 0.000 0 0 0 1 1 0.5 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
TEAM 32 43 51 94 2.9 6
Season Total 32 732 1758 0.416 227 760 0.299 368 509 0.723 320 670 990 30.9 456 14.3 468 5 326 223 68 2059 64.3
Opponents 32 752 1698 0.443 177 553 0.320 289 428 0.675 349 764 1113 34.8 430 13.4 513 452 165 97 1970 61.6

Individual Honors[edit]

Harris was named as a finalist for the 2010 Bob Cousy Award and a Midseason Top-30 finalist for the 2010 John Wooden Award.[66] Novak was a District 4 first-team 2009 Academic All-District Men’s Basketball Team selection as selected by ESPN The Magazine and College Sports Information Directors of America.[67][68] Sims and Harris were both selected as second team National Association of Basketball Coaches All-District 7.[69] Both the Big Ten coaches and the media selected Sims and Harris to the 2nd and 3rd All-conference teams, respectively. Sims was also recognized as Michigan's Big Ten Sportsmanship Awards honoree.[70][71] Harris and Novak were selected as Academic All-Conference performers.[72][73] Neither Harris nor Sims was drafted in the 2010 NBA Draft.[74]

Manny Harris
DeShawn Sims
Zack Novak

Team players drafted into the NBA[edit]

One player from this team was selected in the NBA Draft.[76]

Year Round Pick Overall Player NBA Club
2011 2 11 41 Darius Morris Los Angeles Lakers

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

Notes[edit]

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  32. ^ ESPN Internet Ventures. Laval Lucas-Perry #31 G (2009-10 game log) [Retrieved November 28, 2009].
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  37. ^ ESPN Internet Ventures. Utah 68, Michigan 52; December 9, 2009 [Retrieved December 30, 2009].
  38. ^ ESPN Internet Ventures. Michigan 75, Detroit 64; December 13, 2009 [Retrieved December 30, 2009].
  39. ^ ESPN Internet Ventures. Marcus Morris' career-high 23 help No. 1 Kansas top Michigan; December 19, 2009 [Retrieved December 30, 2009].
  40. ^ ESPN Internet Ventures. Michigan 76, Coppin St. 46; December 22, 2009 [Retrieved December 30, 2009].
  41. ^ ESPN.com. Indiana 71, Michigan 65; December 31, 2009 [Retrieved January 18, 2010].
  42. ^ ESPN.com. Sims, Harris help Michigan keep No. 15 Ohio St. winless in Big Ten; January 3, 2010 [Retrieved January 18, 2010].
  43. ^ ESPN.com. Michigan 64, Penn St. 55; January 7, 2010 [Retrieved January 18, 2010].
  44. ^ ESPN.com. Northwestern 68, Michigan 62; January 10, 2010 [Retrieved January 18, 2010].
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  52. ^ ESPN.com. Michigan 60, Iowa 46; January 30, 2010 [Retrieved February 12, 2010].
  53. ^ ESPN.com. Northwestern rides 21-4 second-half run to win over Michigan; February 2, 2010 [Retrieved February 12, 2010].
  54. ^ ESPN.com. No. 16 Wisconsin hits early 3s to drop Michigan; February 6, 2010 [Retrieved February 12, 2010].
  55. ^ ESPN.com. Michigan 71, Minnesota 63; February 10, 2010 [Retrieved February 12, 2010].
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  57. ^ ESPN.com. Penn St. 55, Michigan 51; February 20, 2010 [Retrieved March 5, 2010].
  58. ^ ESPN.com. Illinois ends two-game skid by beating Michigan; February 23, 2010 [Retrieved March 5, 2010].
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  67. ^ 2010 Academic All-District Men’s Basketball Team [PDF]; February 4, 2010 [Retrieved February 12, 2010].
  68. ^ CoSIDA ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District men's & women's basketball teams announced; February 4, 2010 [Retrieved February 12, 2010].
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