Feb. 27, 2011
Today's game was the 63rd meetings between Illinois and Michigan. The win gave the Wolverines their fifth consecutive win over the Fighting Illini and makes the all-time series 38-25 in favor of Illinois. Michigan has won three of the last four road games in Champaign.
Today's win ensures the Wolverines of a first-round bye in the Big Ten Tournament. Michigan's bye in the Big Ten Tournament is the first time Michigan has received a bye since the 2000-01 season.
U-M also reached 10 Big Ten wins for the first time since the 2000-01 season. The 10 wins are also the most Big Ten wins in the Kevin Borseth era. The Wolverines posted nine wins in Kevin Borseth's first season in 2007-08.
Michigan picked up its fifth Big Ten road win of the season with today's win. The win ties the school record for Big Ten road wins. U-M has reached five Big Ten road wins in three seasons prior to this season and in each of those seasons (1997-98, 2000-01 and 2001-02) U-M has advanced to the NCAA Tournament.
U-M extended its three-point shooting streak to 156 consecutive games. The last time Michigan did not hit a three-pointer was during the 2005-2006 season.
U-M's 15 assists mark the 23rd time with 10 or more assists this season. Michigan now holds a 16-7 record when posting double-figure assists.
Rachel Sheffer tallied her third career game of 20 or more points with 23 points. Michigan is 3-0 when Sheffer scores at least 20 points with each win coming on the road. Her 23 ties her career high.
Today's game was a homecoming for Veronica Hicks and Sam Arnold, who both hail from Illinois and from the Chicago area.