Postgame Notes: Penn State 78, Michigan 63


Jan. 12, 2012

Recap |  Box Score

• 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.

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