Michigan 68

(7-0, 3-0 away)

South Florida 47

(4-3, 3-2 home)

    3:00 PM ET, December 10, 2005

    USF Sun Dome, Tampa, Florida

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    MICH 39 2968
    USF 19 2847

    Top Performers

    Michigan: D. Horton 16 Pts, 2 Reb, 5 Ast, 5 Stl

    South Florida: J. Holmes 20 Pts, 1 Reb, 1 Ast, 3 Stl

    Michigan 68, South Florida 47

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Lester Abram scored 18 points and Daniel Horton added 16 Saturday to help Michigan remain unbeaten with a 68-47 victory over South Florida.

    The Wolverines improved to 7-0 for the first time since the 1996-97 season that was vacated due to NCAA sanctions. The last non-vacated season Michigan started as well was 1988-89 when it won its first 11 games and went on to win the program's only national championship.

    Courtney Sims, coming off scoring a career-high 33 points against Delaware State, had 13 points for Michigan, which has limited five of seven opponents to 60 or fewer points during its best start under coach Tommy Amaker.

    The Wolverines scored 19 straight during a 22-2 run they used to open a 20-point lead late in the first half. USF (4-3) went nearly nine minutes without a basket during the stretch and trailed 39-19 at the break.

    Michigan built the big lead, despite shooting just 36 percent before intermission. The Wolverines scored the last five points of the opening half and began the second with an 11-2 run to put the game well out of reach.

    The closest South Florida got after that was 64-44 with just over two minutes to go.

    James Holmes, a native of Ypsilanti, Mich., led the Bulls with 20 points. USF's other big scorer, Solomon Jones, missed part of the first half with foul trouble and finished with eight points.

    Michigan's promising start includes victories in three straight road games at the beginning of a season for the first time since 1996-97. The Wolverines host No. 16 UCLA next Saturday in what figures to be their toughest test so far.

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    Team Stat Comparison

    Points 68 47
    FG Made-Attempted 25-60 (.417) 18-48 (.375)
    3P Made-Attempted 7-20 (.350) 3-14 (.214)
    FT Made-Attempted 11-13 (.846) 8-12 (.667)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 14 (0/0) 16 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 33 3

    2005-06 Season

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