Jan. 20, 2011
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.