Jan. 24, 2010
Michigan trails the all-time series with Indiana 17-42 and 15-12 in Crisler Arena. Today's win snapped a five-game losing streak to the Hoosiers dating back to the 2007-08 season and gave Michigan 11 wins on the season, more than U-M won all of last season.
U-M trailed at the halftime break for the fourth consecutive game. Michigan's last halftime lead came against Iowa on Jan. 7 when it led 31-13. The Wolverines have led at halftime in seven games this season.
Today's game was the third game U-M rallied for a victory after trailing at halftime. Michigan also defeated Marquette and Xavier after trailing at halftime.
Michigan was playing in its fourth game on the Big Ten Network this season. With today's win, Michigan moves to 3-1 on the Network this season. All-time, Michigan is 7-7 when playing on the Big Ten Network.
U-M's 22 first half points are tied for the second-fewest points Michigan has scored in the first half this season. U-M also scored 22 points against Wisconsin (Jan. 10) and had a season-low 21 against Northwestern on Dec. 28.
U-M scored 48 second-half points to mark the eighth time this season it has scored 40 or more points in the second half and is the first time it has reached 40 second-half points since scoring 40 at Detroit on Dec. 19.
Michigan had three players in double figures for the first time since falling to Wisconsin on Jan. 10. The Wolverines only had two players in double figures against Ohio State with Carmen Reynolds' 20 points and Dayeesha Hollins' 11 points, and only had one player in double figures against Indiana with Reynolds' 20 points.
Michigan moved to 7-1 when it scores at least 70 points. Conversely, the Wolverines are 3-8 when they fail to reach 70 points.
Senior center Krista Phillips currently has 923 career points and is 77 points away from reaching the 1,000-point mark. She will become Michigan's 20th 1,000-point scorer.
Sophomore forward Carmen Reynolds extended her double-figure streak to seven consecutive games with her 16 points today. She has been in double figures in 14 games this season.
Junior guard Veronica Hicks picked up her 14th game in double figures with a career-best 24 points. Hicks, who had a stretch of nine consecutive games in double figures this season, had not been in double figures since scoring 10 against Iowa on Jan. 7.
Freshman guard Jenny Ryan posted 11 rebounds for her third game with double-figure rebounds. Her career best is 13, which she set against Iowa on Dec. 6.
Freshman guard Dayeesha Hollins extended her double-figure scoring streak to nine of Michigan's last 11 games with her 15 points. She has been in double figures in 15 games this season.
Coach Borseth's youngest son, Kale, celebrated his seventh birthday today and was at his usual courtside seat with his older brother KC and several friends and family members in tow.
Head coach Kevin Borseth kept his suit jacket on for the entire game for the second consecutive game and the fifth time this season. Michigan defeated nationally ranked Xavier, 72-72, when Borseth kept his suit jacket on.