Postgame Notes: Michigan 61, Minnesota 57
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Jan. 15, 2012

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• With the 61-57 victory, Michigan improved to 14-4 overall and 3-2 in Big Ten Conference play. The Wolverines remain unbeaten (7-0) at Crisler Center this season.

• Today's matchup was the 56th meeting between Michigan and Minnesota. The Wolverines now hold a 25-31 all-time record in the series. Previously, Michigan's last win against the Golden Gophers came on Feb. 25, 2010 (65-54).

• The Wolverines made their third consecutive appearance on the Big Ten Network. U-M now holds a 2-1 record in BTN games this season.

• Michigan held a 31-30 halftime lead in today's game. The Maize and Blue improved to 13-1 on the season when holding the lead at halftime.

• U-M stretched its three-point shooting streak to 176 consecutive games. Michigan has not been without at least one three-pointer in the Kevin Borseth era.

• The Maize and Blue advanced its record to 5-1 when winning the opening tipoff; furthermore, U-M increased its record to 8-1 when scoring first.

• With the win, Kevin Borseth moved to 4-7 all-time against Minnesota. Additionally, Borseth holds a 3-5 mark against the Golden Gophers while coaching at Michigan.

• Overall, Michigan shot 36.7 percent (22-of-60) from the field; 35.5 percent (11-of-31) in the first half and 37.9 percent (11-of-29) in the second half. U-M shot 31.3 percent (5-of-16) from three-point range; 40 percent (4-of-10) in the first half and 16.7 percent (1-of-6) in the second half.

• U-M's defense forced Minnesota into 22 turnovers, leading to 24 points.

Rachel Sheffer led the Wolverines with 20 points on 7-of-16 shooting while also connecting on 4-of-6 from the free throw line. Sheffer has now posted 20 or more points in four games this season and eight for her career. She has now led U-M in scoring in seven games this season.

Kate Thompson scored 13 points off the bench on 5-of-14 shooting while also connecting on 2-of-4 from the three-point line. Thompson has led the Wolverine reserves in 15-of-18 games this season.

Jenny Ryan had a team-high five assists and six steals.

• For the third consecutive game, Michigan went with the starting lineup of Courtney Boylan, Nya Jordan, Jenny Ryan, Carmen Reynolds and Rachel Sheffer.


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