Postgame Notes: Michigan 55, Northwestern 50

Feb. 28, 2013

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• Michigan went with the starting lineup of Sam Arnold, Rachel Sheffer, Nya Jordan, Kate Thompson, and Jenny Ryan. It was Sam Arnold's first start of her career.

• The Wolverines bring their win total to 20 on the season, the fifth 20-win season in school history. It is the first time since the 1999-2000 season that U-M got to 20 in the regular season.

• With 20 win, head coach Kim Barnes Arico now has the most wins in a season by a first-year Michigan head coach.

• Tonight's game was senior night as Sam Arnold, Nya Jordan, Jenny Ryan, Rachel Sheffer and Kate Thompson were all honored before the game. This senior class now has 78 wins, tying the program record.

• Northwestern leads the all-time series, 37-29.

• Thompson hit her 50th three-pointer in Big Ten play, good for the third-most triples hit in a season in Big Ten contests. She is also second in Michigan history in three-pointers made.

• Ryan has the second-most assists in a season in Michigan history with 150. Vonnie Thompson is first with 156 in the 1987-88 season. Ryan dished out eight assists tonight, to go along with her 12 points.

• Ryan has surpassed all Michigan basketball players -- male and female -- in all-time minutes played. She already led all women and passed Zack Novak tonight to lead all men. She played all 40 minutes tonight and has played 4,374 in her tenure.

• Every point was scored by a senior until Nicole Elmblad's layup with 31 seconds left to put the Wolverines up three.

• Jordan recorded her third straight double-double, scoring 11 points and grabbing 11 rebounds. She has gone seven straight games scoring in double figures and recorded seven double-doubles this season.

• Jordan scored her 500th career point tonight. She also grabbed her 200th rebound of the season. She now has 509 career points and 208 rebounds on the season.

• Scoring 17 points on 7-for-14 shooting, Sheffer now has scored in double figures in 17 games. She also grabbed six rebounds against the Wildcats.

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