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.