Postgame Notes: Michigan 69, Illinois 60

Jan. 18, 2014

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• Michigan used the starting lineup of Shannon Smith, Nicole Elmblad, Cyesha Goree, Siera Thompson and Val Driscoll. The group is now 5-1 as a starting unit.

• With a career-high five three-pointers, Siera Thompson has now hit at least one three-pointer in all 18 of Michigan's games. Her 44 triples on the season is the second-best mark for a freshman in school history.

• U-M held a 33-29 halftime lead, moving to 13-0 when leading at the break.

• Michigan outrebounded Illinois, 40-22, improving to 13-3 when outrebounding an opponent.

• The Wolverines are 4-1 in Big Ten play for the second straight season.

Cyesha Goree went for 15 rebounds, her fifth straight game with at least 10 boards.

• Michigan has now defeated Illinois four straight times. Illinois leads the all-time series, 39-27.

Val Driscoll recorded her ninth multi-block game of the season with two blocks today.

• U-M had 18 assists on 20 made field goals, its highest assist total since going for 22 against Southern (Dec. 20).

• With four players in double figures, U-M moved to 8-2 in those games.

• Michigan wore its white uniforms for the third time this season, going to 3-0 in white.

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