Postgame Notes: Michigan 76, Northwestern 67


Jan. 20, 2011

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• Tonight's game was the 62nd meeting between Michigan and Northwestern, with the Wildcats owning a 36-26 series advantage. U-M's win tonight marks the fourth consecutive win over Northwestern and its first win at Welsh-Ryan Arena since the 2007-08 season. Tonight's meeting was the only regular-season meeting between the teams this season.

• Michigan's nine-point win is the first time in the last four regular-season meetings between the teams that was decided by more than four points.

• U-M extends its three-point shooting streak to 146 consecutive games with at least one three-point field goal made. U-M last failed to hit at least one three-pointer during the 2005-06 season.

• Michigan moves to 10-2 this season when scoring at least 60 points and to 4-1 in Big Ten action when posting 60 or more points.

• Michigan moves to 10-2 this season when leading at the halftime break. U-M has led at the break in three of its last four games.

• Michigan's 76 points mark the second consecutive game and the sixth time this season the Wolverines have scored at least 70 points. U-M is 46-2 when reaching 70 points under Kevin Borseth and is 6-1 in Big Ten action when reaching 70 points.

Veronica Hicks posted her second consecutive game with the double-double with 19 points and 14 rebounds. Michigan has posted three double-doubles on the season.

Rachel Sheffer tied her career high with 16 points.

• The Wolverines had lots of fans in the stands tonight. Senior guard Veronica Hicks, a Chicago native, played her final game at Welsh-Ryan Arena in a Michigan uniform and had lots of friends and family in the stands. Sam Arnold, who hails from Medinah, Ill., also had lots of friends and family in the stands.

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