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Hawkeyes fall at Michigan 60-46


ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN (KWWL) -- The Iowa men's basketball team entered Crisler Arena in Ann Arbor looking for redemption after suffering a difficult 73-45 loss the last time they faced Michigan -- last March in the first round of the 2009 Big Ten Tournament.

Instead, the Hawkeyes experienced déjà vu, ending up on the wrong end of a 60-46 final.

Michigan's Detroit duo of DeShawn Sims and Manny Harris combined for 40 points. Sims recorded a points and rebounds double-double with 20 and 12, respectively. His performance was reminiscent of his last meeting with the Hawkeyes when he dropped 30 points. The inside-outside pair was equally lethal as Harris matched his teammate's scoring output.

Matt Gatens was limited to five points. In the face of re-aggravating an ankle injury in pre-game warm-ups against Ohio State on Wednesday, he was still able to lead Iowa in assists with four.

Eric May was one of the lone bright spots for the young Hawkeyes, displaying his athleticism in transition on offense and blocking three shots on defense. He scored eight points and grabbed seven rebounds.

"We can't do anything about this game. We just have to move on and definitely play tougher. This game was not us and it was, quite honestly, embarrassing," said forward Aaron Fuller.

Iowa returns home to face Illinois at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Wednesday.

Online reporter Mark Woodley

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