Postgame Notes: Michigan 58, Northwestern 48


Jan. 19, 2012

Recap |  Box Score

• With the 58-48 victory tonight, Michigan improved to 15-4 for the season and 5-2 in Big Ten Conference play. The Wolverines now hold a 5-4 mark in true road games this season.

• Tonight's game was the 63rd meeting between Michigan and Northwestern, with the Wildcats owning a 36-27 series advantage. U-M's win tonight marks its fourth consecutive win over Northwestern.

• Thursday's matchup marked the first of two meetings between Michigan and Northwestern this regular season. The Wolverines will host the Wildcats on Feb. 2 at Crisler Center.

• Michigan held a 24-15 halftime lead in tonight's game. The Maize and Blue improved to 14-1 on the season when holding the lead at halftime.

• U-M extended its three-point shooting streak to 177 consecutive games. The last time Michigan did not hit a three-pointer was during the 2005-06 season.

• With the win, Kevin Borseth moved to 7-3 all-time against Northwestern, with all of his matchups against the Wildcats taking place as head coach at U-M.

• Overall, Michigan shot 37.3 percent (19-of-51) from the field; 26.7 percent (8-of-30) in the first half and 52.4 percent (11-of-21) in the second half. U-M shot 36 percent (9-of-25) from three-point range; 35.3 percent (6-of-17) in the first half and 37.5 percent (3-of-8) in the second half.

Rachel Sheffer led the Wolverines with 12 points on 4-of-9 shooting while also connecting on 3-of-4 from the free throw line. Sheffer has now posted double figures in 14-of-19 games on the season.

• Junior Sam Arnold, a native of the Chicago metro area, scored nine points on 4-of-9 shooting. In her previous three games, Arnold shot a combined 9-of-13 for 69 percent.

• Senior Courtney Boylan matched a career high with seven assists. Boylan's previous career high came against Alcorn State on Nov. 12, 2010.

• Sophomore Kendra Seto had a career-high seven rebounds in tonight's game. Seto's previous career high was four rebounds, which came against Prairie View A&M on Nov. 24, 2011.

• Junior Jenny Ryan had a team-high eight rebounds and six steals.

• U-M's defense forced Northwestern into 26 turnovers, leading to 22 points. Michigan is 12-3 this season when forcing its opponent into 15 or more turnovers.

• Michigan's reserves outscored Northwestern's bench players 17-3. Three Wolverines scored off the bench tonight: Sam Arnold (9), Kate Thompson (5) and Kendra Seto (3).

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

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