Jan. 3, 2010
Michigan moves to 6-47 all-time against Ohio State as the Buckeyes have won 13 consecutive meetings. Michigan's last win in Columbus was during the 2000-01 season.
Today's three-point final score difference (59-56) marked the closest margin between the two teams since a 51-49 Michigan loss during the 2003-04 season.
Michigan's nine assists marked the first time this season that the Wolverines have failed to reach double figures in assists. Prior to today's game, U-M had registered double-figure assists in each game.
U-M shot better than .400 percent for the 10th time this season and for the second consecutive game.
Sophomore Carmen Reynolds (Hilliard, Ohio/Davidson) played a homecoming game of sorts in today's contest. She was born and raised in nearby Hilliard, Ohio, and her older brother Cody attends Ohio State and was a member of the men's lacrosse team. Additionally, freshman Dayeesha Hollins is from Cincinnati, Ohio.
The Wolverines are 20-146 all-time against ranked opponents following today's contest. Michigan has taken on three ranked opponents this season, including an upset of nationally-ranked Xavier, 72-71 on Dec. 14. Michigan has defeated three nationally-ranked opponents in the Kevin Borseth era.
Freshman Dayeesha Hollins (Cincinnati, Ohio/Winton Woods) has been in double-fgure scoring in 12 games this season and in four of Michigan's last five contests.
Junior Veronica Hicks (Chicago, Ill./Thornwood), who had posted double figures in scoring in three consecutive games and 12 times this season, was held to only nine points; her second game this season without double-digit points.
Freshman Jenny Ryan (Saginaw, Mich./Nouvel Catholic Central) posted her third career game in double figures with 12 points, which also ties her career high. She was in double figures against Southern Mississippi and Boston College.
There are a few Minnesota connections here today. The last two Miss Minnesota's were on the floor in today's contest -- Ohio State freshman Tayler Hill was last year's winner and Michigan's Courtney Boylan (Chaska, Minn./Chaska) was the award winner in 2008. Additionally, Kate Thompson (Plymouth, Minn./Wayzata) hails from the Land of 10,000 Lakes.
Michigan had a bus come from Ann Arbor and had a whole contingent of Wolverine fans sitting behind the bench, including Coach Borseth's family who made the trip down with the team on Saturday.