Jan. 31, 2010
Michigan trails the all-time series with Penn State, 9-24. Today's win snapped a two-game skid against the Lady Lions and was U-M's fifth win ever over Penn State at Crisler Arena. The victory was also the third consecutive win for the Wolverines, all in Big Ten Conference play.
Michigan broke the all-time attendance record in today's game as 5,926 fans came to watch the Wolverines. U-M's previous attendance record was 5,596 against Michigan State on Jan. 13, 2008.
U-M picked up its second win over a ranked opponent with today's win over Penn State. The Wolverines also defeated nationally-ranked Xavier. Michigan has knocked off four ranked opponents since head coach Kevin Borseth took over the team in 2007-08.
The Wolverines posted their 20th game with double-figure assists with 10 assists today. U-M's lone game without double-figure assists was a 59-56 loss to Ohio State on Jan. 3 when it posted nine assists.
U-M shot better than 40 percent for the third consecutive game and for the 14th time this season. Michigan shot a season-best 57.4 percent against Southern Mississippi on Nov. 19.
Michigan was outrebounded for the first time in three games by Penn State. Prior to today's game, the last team that outrebounded the Wolverines was Indiana, 38-37, on Jan. 14.
With 10 points today, senior Krista Phillips now has 946 career points and needs 54 more points to reach the 1,000-point plateau.
Phillips posted double-digit rebounds for the third time this season with her 10 rebounds in today's game. It is her second double-double of the season. Michigan has had five players post double-figure rebounds this season.
Sophomore Carmen Reynolds posted her ninth consecutive game in double figures this season with 18 points in today's contest. She has been in double figures 16 times this season.
Junior Veronica Hicks was in double figures for the 15th time this season with 18 points in today's contest. She scored 16 of her 18 points in the second half.
Today was Alumni Day and the Wolverines welcomed back 25 former U-M Alumni including All-American Alayne Ingram who appeared on U-M's halftime radio show. Additionally, former players from coach Borseth's Michigan Tech and Wisconsin-Green Bay teams were in attendance.