March 19, 2010
Today's game was the third all-time meeting between Michigan and Kent State. U-M leads the all-time series, 3-0.U-M has faced at least one opponent from a MAC school in each of the last seven seasons.
Michigan is playing in the postseason for the second time in the last three seasons. U-M has a 4-3 overall record in the WNIT and moves to 2-1 in first-round action. The Wolverines have a 3-2 record when playing in postseason action at Crisler Arena.
U-M held Kent State to 20.7 percent shooting for the game. Michigan has held six teams to less than 30 percent this season.
The Wolverines held Kent State to a season-low 34 points in the game. It is the fewest points by a Michigan opponent this season. U-M has held four opponents to 50 points or less this season.
Michigan shot 47.2 percent (25-of-53) from the floor. It is the best shooting percentage in the last seven games and is the 16th time this season U-M has shot better than 40 percent. Michigan is 14-2 when having a better field goal percentage than its opponent.
The Wolverines streak of having at least one three-pointer is now at 124 consecutive games. U-M has hit at least one three-pointer in each game that Kevin Borseth has been head coach.
U-M posted its 27th game this season with double-figure assists. Michigan had a streak of 13 consecutive games with at least double figures in assists to open the season.
Veronica Hicks has scored in double figures in 22 games this season, including four of U-M's last five games. Hicks leads the Wolverines in scoring, averaging 13.0 points per game.
U-M head coach Kevin Borseth is four games away from his 50th career win as Michigan head coach. Borseth has a 548-254 record in 27 years of coaching.
Krista Phillips became U-M's all-time leader in appearances in today's game. Phillips has seen action in 123 career games and has started in 85 career games. She surpasses former Wolverines Carly Benson (2006-09) and Jessica Minnfield (2006-09), who each played in 122 career games.
Carmen Reynolds posted her 22nd game in double figures with 12 points tonight. She has been in double figures in each of U-M's last three games.
Michigan played each of its 13 players in tonight's game and 11 of those 13 players made their way into the scoring ledger. The last time this happened was in U-M's win over Minnesota on Feb. 7.