Jan. 22, 2012
With the 66-48 win, Michigan improved to 16-4 overall and 5-2 in Big Ten Conference play. The Wolverines remain unbeaten (8-0) at Crisler Center this season.
Today's game was the 61st meeting between Michigan and Indiana, with the Hoosiers owning a 42-19 series advantage. U-M's win today marks its third consecutive win over Indiana.
Sunday's matchup marked the first of two meetings between Michigan and Indiana this regular season. The Wolverines will travel to Bloomington, Ind., where they will face the Hoosiers on Feb. 19 for the final matchup.
With the victory, Kevin Borseth improved to 4-5 all-time against Indiana, with all of his matchups against the Hoosiers taking place as head coach at U-M.
Michigan held a 42-19 halftime lead in today's game. The Maize and Blue improved to 15-1 on the season when holding the lead at halftime.
The Wolverines' 42 points in the first half are a season high. Previously, the season high was 41 points, which the team last did on Dec. 12, 2011, against Indiana State.
U-M stretched its three-point shooting streak to 178 consecutive games. The last time Michigan did not hit a three-pointer was during the 2005-06 season.
Overall, Michigan shot 43.1 percent (28-of-65) from the field; 52.9 percent (18-of-34) in the first half and 32.3 percent (10-of-31) in the second half. U-M shot 17.4 percent (4-of-23) from three-point range; 22.2 percent (2-of-9) in the first half and 14.3 percent (2-of-14) in the second half.
U-M's defense forced Indiana into 19 turnovers, leading to 14 points. Michigan is 13-3 this season when forcing its opponent into 15 or more turnovers.
The Wolverines outscored the Hoosiers 34-16 in the paint.
Rachel Sheffer led the Wolverines with 16 points on 7-of-9 shooting while also connecting on 2-of-2 from the free throw line. Sheffer has now posted double figures in points in 15-of-20 games on the season.
Senior Courtney Boylan recorded 15 points on 7-of-13 shooting while also grabbing five rebounds. Boylan has now notched double-figure points in 15-of-20 games on the season.
Michigan's reserves outscored Indiana's bench players 18-11. Five Wolverines scored off the bench tonight: Sam Arnold (7), Kate Thompson (5), Val Driscoll (3), Nicole Elmblad (2) and Cyesha Goree (1).
Junior Jenny Ryan had a team-high eight rebounds and matched a team high with three assists and two steals.