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.