March 4, 2010
Michigan moves 24-36 in the all-time series with the win over Northwestern. The win snaps a three-game losing skid to the Wildcats. The last time U-M and Northwestern met in Big Ten Tournament action was during the 2001 Big Ten Tournament, a 72-39 Michigan win.
U-M advances to the quarterfinals for the sixth time in program history and the first time since the 2007-08 season. Michigan has a 5-7 record in opening-round games, and under head coach Kevin Borseth has won two opening-round games.
Michigan moves to 4-1 when facing the No. 10 seed in the Big Ten Tournament. Additionally, Michigan moves to 3-0 as the No. 7 seed in opening-round games.
Michigan head coach Kevin Borseth is four games away from winning his 50th career game at Michigan. Borseth has a 550-256 career record in 28 seasons of coaching.
Michigan held a halftime lead for the 10th time this season and for the first time in the last five games. U-M's 38-16 lead is the largest halftime of the campaign. Michigan moves to 9-1 on the season when leading at halftime.
U-M had five players in double figures for the first time since defeating Boston College, 76-70, on Dec. 10. U-M has had five players in double figures on three occasions this season.
With eight three-pointers in today's game, the Wolverines have now scored at least one triple in 122 consecutive games.
Rachel Sheffer tied her career high with four rebounds. She has tied the mark on five occasions.
Jenny Ryan posted her fourth game in double figures with 12 points today. The 12 points also tie her career high.
Courtney Boylan scored 14 points off the bench. It was her third game in double figures this season and a new season high.
Krista Phillips was in double figures for the 17th time this season. She has been in double figures in three of Michigan's last four games. She now has 1,023 career points, moving her into 19th place on U-M's all-time scoring list.
Michigan used its starting lineup of Krista Phillips, Carmen Reynolds, Dayeesha Hollins, Jenny Ryan and Veronica Hicks for the 28th time this season. The lone game the Wolverines switched up the lineup was during the Purdue game (Feb. 28) to allow seniors Krista Phillips, Ashley Jones and Kalyn McPherson to start in their final home game.