ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- After recording just the second
triple-double in the history of the University of Michigan men's basketball
program, junior guard Manny Harris (Detroit, Mich./Redford) was named as the
Co-Big Ten Player of the Week on Monday afternoon (Nov. 16). Harris shared the
award with Ohio State's Evan Turner, who had back-to-back double-doubles,
including a triple-double of his own during the week.
After getting close three times last season, Harris recorded
his first career triple-double with 18 points, 13 rebounds, and 10 assists in
the Wolverines' season-opening 97-50 win against Northern Michigan (Saturday,
Nov. 14). The only other U-M triple-double came 22 years ago when Gary Grant
(1985-88) had 24 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists against North Carolina
(March 14, 1987) in the second round of the NCAA tournament.
Harris' 10 assists marked just the third time in his career
he has had 10 or more assists in a game. Last season, he had a career-best 13
against Oakland (Dec. 20, 2008) and had 10 at Ohio State (Jan. 28, 2009).
Harris' 13 rebounds marked just the seventh time in his career he has had 10 or
more rebounds in a game, while his 18 points earned the 55th career
double-figure scoring game in his 68 career games. Overall, it marked the sixth
double-double in Harris' career.
With Harris' triple-double and DeShawn Sims' double-double
(22 points, 10 rebounds), the two became the first Wolverine duo to post
double-doubles in the same game since the 2006-07 season when Courtney Sims (26
points, 10 rebounds) and Brent Petway (13 points, 11 rebounds) each had
double-doubles against UW-Milwaukee (Nov. 15, 2006) in the championship finale
of the John Thompson Challenge.
Michigan's next game is Friday night (Nov. 20) when it hosts
Houston Baptist in Crisler Arena. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. and will be
webcasted on BigTenNetwork.com.