Michigan 62

(9-1, 1-1 away)

Miami (OH) 56

(3-6, 2-2 home)

    8:00 PM ET, December 7, 2006

    Millett Hall, Oxford, Ohio

    1 2 T
    MICH 35 2762
    M-OH 25 3156

    Top Performers

    Michigan: D. Harris 20 Pts, 1 Reb, 3 Ast

    Miami (Oh): M. Bramos 22 Pts, 3 Reb, 3 Stl, 2 Blk

    Michigan 62, Miami (Ohio) 56

    OXFORD, Ohio (AP) -- Dion Harris scored 20 points Thursday night, and Michigan wasted most of an 18-point lead before holding on for a 62-56 victory over Miami of Ohio.

    The Wolverines (9-1) were playing only their second road game of the season. Their other road game resulted in their only loss -- 74-67 to North Carolina State. This one opened with a 24-6 spurt, followed by unexpected drama.

    Miami cut the 18-point gap to a two-point deficit early in the second half before stalling. Michael Bramos led the RedHawks (3-6) with a career-high 22 points.

    Center Courtney Sims, the Wolverines' leading scorer at 16.1 point per game, played only 5 minutes in the first half because of foul trouble. He finished with nine points and eight rebounds.

    Michigan has played in Oxford only one other time, a 79-48 victory in 1949. The Wolverines are 5-1 overall in their series. The crowd of 6,112 was the largest at Millett Hall in two years.

    The RedHawks were playing their second game in three days, fresh off a 64-40 loss at Illinois State on Tuesday. In the opening minutes, it was all they could do to get off a shot.

    Michigan's tight, trapping defense created big problems for Miami's plodding offense, setting up the 24-6 opening spurt. Miami turned the ball over on its first three possessions, and was only 2-of-11 with eight turnovers during the Wolverines' run.

    At that point, Miami had more shots blocked (3) than made (2).

    Coach Tommy Amaker then put the Wolverines in a zone defense, and Miami settled down and averted the blowout. Bramos made a pair of open 3-pointers over the zone as Miami trimmed it to 35-25 at halftime.

    Tim Pollitz's layup capped an 8-0 run that opened the second half and cut it to 35-33. Michigan missed both of its shots and had four turnovers during the spurt.

    The momentum switched again when freshman reserve forward Ekpe Udoh got a three-point play, a tip-in and a block in succession, helping the Wolverines rebuild the lead to 11 points.

    Miami made one last run. Bramos' 3-pointer and a driving layup by Alex Moosmann cut it to 60-56 with 20 seconds left, but Michigan made a pair of free throws to clinch it.

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    Team Stat Comparison

    Points 62 56
    FG Made-Attempted 21-44 (.477) 18-50 (.360)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-7 (.714) 7-17 (.412)
    FT Made-Attempted 15-25 (.600) 13-17 (.765)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 20 (0/0) 23 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 18 0

    2006-07 Season

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