Jan. 12, 2012
With the 78-63 setback tonight, Michigan fell to 13-4 on the season, including 2-2 overall for Big Ten Conference play. The Wolverines now hold a 4-4 mark in true road games this season.
Tonight's matchup was the 36th meeting between Michigan and Penn State. The Wolverines now hold a 9-27 all-time record in the series. Michigan's last win against the Lady Lions came on Jan. 31, 2010 (66-62).
Michigan trailed 41-29 at halftime in tonight's game. The Maize and Blue fell to 1-2 on the season in games they trailed at the half.
U-M extended its three-point shooting streak to 175 consecutive games. The last time Michigan did not hit a three-pointer was during the 2005-06 season.
The Wolverines made their second consecutive appearance on the Big Ten Network. U-M now holds a 1-1 record in BTN games this season.
With the loss, coach Kevin Borseth moved to 3-6 all-time against Penn State.
U-M's defense forced Penn State into 18 turnovers, leading to 11 points.
Kate Thompson led the Wolverines with 18 points on 6-of-16 shooting while also connecting on 4-of-4 from the free throw line. Thompson has scored a team high for points three times this season, all coming off the bench.
Junior Nya Jordan made her second consecutive start, scoring four points and grabbing four rebounds.
Jenny Ryan had a team-high six assists, and Kate Thompson contributed four assists for the Wolverines.
Kate Thompson set a career high with four steals in tonight's game. Thompson's previous high was three steals, which she last set against Seton Hall on Nov. 20, 2011.
Michigan's reserves outscored Penn State's bench players 32-14. Additionally, U-M's bench scored 20 or more points for the ninth time this season. Four Wolverines scored off the bench tonight: Kate Thompson (18), Nicole Elmblad (7), Sam Arnold (5) and Kendra Seto (2).
For the second consecutive game Michigan went with the starting lineup of Courtney Boylan, Nya Jordan, Jenny Ryan, Carmen Reynolds and Rachel Sheffer.