Jan. 30, 2012
With the 66-60 setback tonight, Michigan fell to 16-6 on the season, including 5-4 overall for Big Ten Conference play. The Wolverines now hold a 5-5 mark in true road games this season.
Tonight's matchup was the 59th meeting between Michigan and Wisconsin. The Wolverines now hold a 20-39 all-time record in the series. Michigan's last win against the Badgers came on Feb. 19, 2011 (68-66).
Michigan trailed 26-16 at halftime in tonight's game. The Maize and Blue fell to 1-4 on the season in games it trailed at the half.
Monday's matchup marked the first and only meeting between Michigan and Wisconsin this regular season.
With the loss, Kevin Borseth moved to 5-9 all-time against Wisconsin.
U-M stretched its three-point shooting streak to 180 consecutive games. The last time Michigan did not hit a three-pointer was during the 2005-06 season.
Overall, Michigan shot 37.9 percent (22-of-58) from the field; 23 percent (6-of-26) in the first half and 50 percent (16-of-32) in the second half. U-M shot 24 percent (6-of-25) from three-point range; seven percent (1-of-13) in the first half and 41.7 percent (5-of-12) in the second half.
U-M's defense forced Wisconsin into 14 turnovers, leading to 16 points. Michigan is 7-5 this season when its opponent commits less than 15 turnovers.
Rachel Sheffer led the Wolverines with her first career double-double with 20 points on 8-of-16 shooting while also collecting a career-high 10 rebounds. Sheffer has now posted double figures in 15-of-22 games on the season.
Senior Carmen Reynolds' second-half three-pointer broke the school record for three-point field goals made; she has now made 183.
Junior Jenny Ryan recorded five points, four rebounds and a steal, giving her 200 career steals.
Junior Kate Thompson contributed 11 points on 4-of-8 shooting. Thompson has led U-M's reserves in scoring in 16-of-22 games this season.
For the seventh consecutive game, Michigan went with the starting lineup of Courtney Boylan, Nya Jordan, Jenny Ryan, Carmen Reynolds and Rachel Sheffer.