Feb. 19, 2011
Today's game was the 58th meeting between the Wolverines and Badgers. With the victory, Michigan moves to 38-20 against Wisconsin. The victory is U-M's first win over the Badgers in Madison since the 2007-08 season and is U-M's first sweep of the Badgers since the 2003-04 season.
Michigan's win gives U-M nine Big Ten wins this season, the most Big Ten wins since the 2007-08 season and ensures the Wolverines of a winning Big Ten record for the first time since the 2000-01 season. U-M's nine wins are the most since the 2007-08 season when Michigan went 9-9.
U-M moves into a tie for third place in the Big Ten standings with tonight's win. Michigan has not finished in the top three of the Big Ten conference standings since the 1999-2000 season when the Wolverines finished in second place. Should U-M earn a top-five finish, it will earn a first-round bye in the conference tournament for the first time since the 2000-01 season.
Michigan moves to 15-3 on the season when scoring 60 or more points.
Michigan moved to 15-0 when keeping the rebounding margin to less than 10.
U-M extended its three-point shooting streak to 154 consecutive games. The last
time Michigan did not hit a three-pointer was during the 2005-2006 season.
The Wolverines' 15 assists mark the 21st time with 10 or more assists this season. Michigan now holds a 15-6 record when posting double-figure assists. Michigan has only failed to reach double figures in four games this season.
Rachel Sheffer posted her second career 20-point game with 22 points. Michigan is 2-0 this season when Rachel Sheffer scores 20 or more points, both road wins.
Kate Thompson scoring was in double figures with 17 points, one shy of her career best, Thompson has been in double figures in two of U-M's last three games. Michigan is 6-3 when Kate is in double figures and U-M is 4-0 in Kate's last four games in double figures.
There was a large U-M contingent at today's game. The Wolverines had about 75 friends and family cheering from the stands. Michigan always has a large group when they play Wisconsin since Borseth spent nine years at UW-Green Bay.