Postgame Notes: Michigan 73, #8 Ohio State 62


Jan. 7, 2012

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• Tonight's game was the 56th meeting between Michigan and Ohio State and the first meeting this season. Michigan moves to 9-47 all-time against the Buckeyes and picks up its third consecutive win over the Buckeyes.

• With the 73-62 win, Michigan improved to 13-3 overall and 2-1 in the Big Ten. The Wolverines are still unbeaten (6-0) at the Crisler Center this season.

• Michigan made its first appearance on the Big Ten Network this season.

• With the victory, Kevin Borseth moved to 4-6 all-time against Ohio State, which includes a 3-5 all-time mark as the head coach at U-M.

• Overall, Kevin Borseth improved to 9-12 when facing ranked teams and moved to 3-3 versus ranked Ohio State teams as head coach at Michigan.

• U-M extended its three-point shooting streak to 174 consecutive games. Michigan has not been without at least one three-pointer in the Kevin Borseth era.

• Michigan held a 32-27 halftime lead in today's game. The Maize and Blue improves to 12-1 on the season when holding the lead at halftime.

• Michigan moves to 27-140 all-time versus ranked teams and 4-9 against teams ranked eighth. They are now 1-2 versus Ohio State when the Buckeyes are ranked eighth and this is their first win over OSU when the Buckeyes are ranked in the top 10.

• Overall, Michigan shot 54.3 percent (25-of-46) from the field; 56 percent (14-of-25) in the first half and 52.4 percent (11-of-21) in the second half. U-M shot 45.5 percent (5-of-11) from three-point range; 60 percent (3-of-5) in the first half and 33.3 percent (2-of-6) in the second half.

Courtney Boylan led the Wolverines with 19 points on 6-of-10 shooting while also connecting on 7-of-10 from the free throw line. Boylan has scored in double figures in 14-of-16 games this season; her career high for points is 21, which came in a win earlier this season at Florida.

• Junior Sam Arnold had a season-high 13 points on 6-of-9 shooting, eclipsing her previous mark of 12 points, which she set on Dec. 22, 2011, against Illinois State.

• Michigan outscored Ohio State in points in the paint (32-30) and bench points (21-19).

• U-M's defense forced Ohio State into 15 turnovers, leading to 21 points.

• Junior Nya Jordan made her first start since last season, which was also a win against Ohio State on Dec. 30, 2010. During that game, she suffered a season-ending knee (ACL) injury.

• For the first time this season Michigan went with the starting lineup of Courtney Boylan, Nya Jordan, Jenny Ryan, Carmen Reynolds and Rachel Sheffer.

• Tonight's attendance at Crisler Center (3,331) is the largest on the season to watch Michigan women's basketball at home.

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