Michigan's Upset Bid Falls Short in Loss to No. 5 Buckeyes

Jan. 21, 2010

• Audio Quotes: Coach Kevin Borseth | Carmen Reynolds | Nya Jordan
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Site: Ann Arbor, Mich. (Crisler Arena)
Score: #5 Ohio State 58, Michigan 56
Records: Michigan (10-8, 2-6 Big Ten), Ohio State (20-1, 8-0 Big Ten)
Next U-M Event: Sunday, Jan. 24 -- vs. Indiana (Crisler Arena), Noon

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The University of Michigan women's basketball team played Ohio State (No. 5 AP/No. 4 ESPN/USA Today) on Thursday (Jan. 21) for the second time in three weeks and the result was nearly identical to the first meeting, as the Wolverines could not make the tying shot late in a 58-56 loss at Crisler Arena.

Sophomore Carmen Reynolds (Hilliard, Ohio/Davidson) scored a career-high 20 points and senior center Krista Phillips (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan/Aden Bowman Collegiate) tied a career high with 13 rebounds.

Michigan could not make one last shot when it had the ball with 11 seconds left, trailing by two points. The final score was off by just one point from when Ohio State won, 59-56, on Jan. 3.

Michigan led by as many as seven points and trailed by as many as 10 in a game that had 10 ties and nine lead changes.

Ohio State led, 32-27, at halftime and scored the first five points of the second half, extending its lead to 10 points.

Reynolds and freshman guard Dayeesha Hollins (Cincinnati, Ohio/Winton Woods) combined for 14 points over the next 7:33, helping Michigan to a 19-2 run during that stretch as U-M took a 46-39 lead with 11:29 left in the contest.

Ohio State slowly chipped away, though, and took the lead for good on a pair of free throws with 5:28 left.

Ohio State led by five points late, but Reynolds made her fourth three-pointer to cut the score to 58-56 with 2:49 left.

Hollins finished with 11 points and freshman guard Jenny Ryan (Saginaw, Mich./Nouvel Catholic Central) had eight points, five assists and three steals.

Michigan will remain at home and play Indiana at noon on Sunday (Jan. 24) at Crisler Arena. Fans can watch the game on the Big Ten Network or listen to the call from Matt Park and Nick Brandon on WTKA-AM (1050) in Ann Arbor.

Contact: Jessica Poole (734) 763-4423

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