Feb. 7, 2010
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Today's win pulls the all-time series with Minnesota to 29-23 and gives the Wolverines their first win in the last eight games over the Golden Gophers. Michigan's 74 points are also the most points it has scored against the Gophers since posting 74 during the 1998-99 season. The win is also the largest margin of victory for the Wolverines over Minnesota.
Minnesota's 40 points mark the first time this season Michigan has held an opponent to 40 or fewer points this season. U-M has twice held Big Ten opponents to less than 50 points this season. Illinois (Jan. 28) was held to 48 points and Iowa (Jan. 7) was held to 46 points.
The Wolverines move 8-1 this season when scoring at least 70 points. U-M's lone loss was to Michigan State (Dec. 31). Michigan last scored 70 points in a 70-56 win over Indiana on Jan. 24.
Michigan used all 13 players in today's game with all but one player recording points. This is the second time this season Michigan has played all 13 players.
Senior center Krista Phillips now has 972 career points with her 13 points in today's game. She is 28 points away from becoming U-M's 20th 1,000-point scorer.
Prior to today's game, Minnesota and Ohio State were the only two teams Michigan had failed to defeat since Kevin Borseth took over the program in 2007-08. The win snapped an eight-game losing streak to the Golden Gophers dating back to the 2003-04 season.
Krista Phillips has hit multiple three-pointers in each of Michigan's last three games. It is the first time in her career she has had three straight games with multiple three-pointers. Her three three-pointers also tie her career best for three-pointers made in a single game.
Michigan outscored Minnesota, 45-17, in the second half of today's contest. U-M's 45 second-half points are the most since scoring 48 in the second frame against Indiana (Jan. 24).
Krista Phillips was 5-of-5 from the field. It is the second time this season Michigan had a player be perfect from the field; Courtney Boylan was 5-of-5 against Boston College (Dec. 10).
Krista Phillips extended her double-figure scoring streak to four consecutive games. She has scored in double figures 14 times this season.
Freshman Dayeesha Hollins posted her 17th game in double figures with 10 points in today's game. It is her second consecutive game in double figures
Freshman Jenny Ryan tied her career high with five steals. Her previous career best was five steals set against Boston College (Dec. 10).
Michigan shot better than 40 percent from the floor for the fifth consecutive game and the 16th time this season with 56-percent shooting (28-of-50) from the floor in today's game. U-M shot a season-high 57.4 percent (35-of-61) against Southern Mississippi (Nov. 19).
Michigan extended its streak of games with at least one three-pointer to 116 consecutive games. The last time Michigan failed to hit at least one three-pointer was during the 2005-06 season.