Postgame Notes: Michigan State 65, Michigan 63


Feb. 5, 2012

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• Today's game was the fourth annual "Pink Zone" game, benefiting the U-M Women's Health Program. Additionally, the event marked the start for several activities this week to help kick off the "Play 4Kay" campaign.

• With the 65-63 setback today, Michigan fell to 17-7 on the season, including 6-5 in Big Ten Conference play. The loss dropped Michigan's home record to 9-2.

• Today's matchup was the 77th meeting between Michigan and Michigan State. The Wolverines now hold an 18-59 all-time record in the series. Michigan's last win against the Spartans came on Jan. 13, 2008 (64-55).

• Sunday's matchup marked the second and final matchup between Michigan and Michigan State this season. The Wolverines also fell to the Spartans, 60-55, Jan. 4 in East Lansing, Mich.

• Michigan trailed 30-28 at halftime in tonight's game. The Maize and Blue fell to 1-5 on the season in games they trailed at the half.

• U-M stretched its three-point shooting streak to 182 consecutive games. The last time Michigan did not hit a three-pointer was during the 2005-06 season.

• With the loss, Kevin Borseth moved to 1-13 all-time vs. Michigan State. Borseth earned his first win vs. the Spartans on Jan. 13, 2008 (64-55) in his first game coaching against Michigan State.

• Senior Courtney Boylan led the Wolverines with a career-high 22 points on 7-of-15 shooting along with six rebounds. Boylan has now scored in double figures in 20 of 24 games this season.

• Junior Rachel Sheffer contributed 13 points on 4-of-8 shooting along with five rebounds and four assists. Sheffer has now posted double figures in 17 of 24 games this season.

• Freshman Nicole Elmblad recorded a career-high eight points on 3-of-4 shooting.

• U-M's defense forced Michigan State into 10 turnovers, leading to 11 points.

• Michigan reserves outscored Michigan State's bench players, 13-6. Three Wolverines scored off the bench today: Nicole Elmblad (8), Kate Thompson (3) and Sam Arnold (2).

• For the ninth consecutive game, Michigan went with the starting lineup of Courtney Boylan, Nya Jordan, Jenny Ryan, Carmen Reynolds and Rachel Sheffer.

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