Jan. 7, 2010
Michigan moves to 13-41 against the Hawkeyes all-time and picks up its first sweep of Iowa since the 2001-02 season. This season's sweep is only the third time Michigan has swept Iowa in regular-season action.
The Wolverines earned their first sweep of a Big Ten opponent since defeating Northwestern in both regular-season meeting during the 2007-08 season.
Tonight's game was a matchup of the top three-point shooting teams in the Big Ten. Iowa is averaging 7.80 three-pointers per game and Michigan is averaging 6.43. In tonight's game, Michigan hit eight three-pointers and Iowa made five three-point field goals.
Sophomore forward Carmen Reynolds was in double figures for the third consecutive game and the 11th game this season. Her 13 points were the 11th time this season she has scored more than 10 points.
Junior guard Veronica Hicks posted her first career double-double with a career-best 18 rebounds and 10 points. She becomes one of five Wolverines to ever record 18 rebounds. Her 18 rebounds are the most rebounds by a Michigan player in the last four years.
Senior center Krista Phillips posted her ninth game in double figures.
Michigan posted more than 40 rebounds for the fourth time this season and for the first time since it recorded 48 in a 65-51 win over Detroit on Dec. 19. Michigan's season best is 56 boards against Stephen F. Austin.
Michigan moves to 4-5 when scoring less than 70 points. Conversely, Michigan is 6-1 when scoring at least 70 points.
There are several Michigan/Iowa connections in today's game. Iowa freshman Gabby Machado hails from Pontiac, Mich., and had several friends and family in attendance, and Iowa assistant coach Shannon Gage roamed the sidelines at Michigan from 2005-07.
Michigan's all-time leading scorer Diane Dietz was in attendance at tonight's game. Dietz played from 1979-1982 scored 2,076 career points and was inducted into the CoSIDA Academic All-America Hall of Fame last summer.
Head coach Kevin Borseth wore his suit jacket for the entire first half before taking it off to start the second half. Borseth wore his suit jacket for Michigan's upset of No. 8 Xavier.