March 25, 2010
Michigan and Northwestern met for the fourth time this season in tonight's contest, the first time in program history the Wolverines have taken on an opponent four times in one season. Tonight's meeting was the 61st overall meeting between the Wolverines and Wildcats with Northwestern owning a 36-25 series advantage.
Michigan moves to 5-2 all-time in WNIT action in Crisler Arena and moves to 3-0 in WNIT action in Crisler this season. The U-M victory tonight pulls Michigan to 6-3 all-time in postseason WNIT action. Tonight's win also gives U-M three postseason victories for the first time in school history.
The Wolverines picked up their first 20-win season since the 1999-00 season. This is only the third 20-win season in school history. U-M came close in Borseth's first season at the helm during the 2007-08 season, posting a 19-14 record.
Michigan picked up its first win over a Big Ten school in postseason WNIT action. Including today's game, Michigan has faced three Big Ten teams in the postseason WNIT and moves to 1-2 all-time against Big Ten opponents in the WNIT.
Michigan head coach Kevin Borseth is one win from his 50th win as Michigan head coach. Borseth is in his 28th year coaching and has a 553-256 record.
U-M extended its three-point field goal streak to at least one three-pointer in each of the last 126 games. Michigan last failed to hit at least one three-pointer during the 2005-06 season.
The Wolverines posted double-figure assists for the 29th time this season and for the sixth time in the last seven games. U-M also posted double-figure steals for the second time in the WNIT and for the 11th time this season.
Dayeesha Hollins posted her second consecutive game in double figures with 14 points. Hollins has been in double figures in 23 games this season and has posted 11 games of 15 or more points.
Krista Phillips, who had 17 points, was in double figures for the 20th time this season and for the second consecutive game. She has posted double figures in 10 of U-M's last 13 games.
Jenny Ryan's six steals are the most steals by a Wolverine in postseason WNIT action. The previous record was four steals held by former Wolverines Jessica Minnfield (2006-09), who set the previous record during U-M's 2007-08 WNIT run.
Krista Phillips made her 100th consecutive appearance in tonight's game. In U-M's contest against Toledo, she became U-M's all-time leader in appearances (123).
Veronica Hicks' five assists tie for second-most by a Wolverine in WNIT action. It is Hicks' second consecutive game with five or more assists. She is averaging three assists per game in WNIT action.
The Wolverines have defeated all three of their WNIT opponents by double figures. The last time U-M defeated three opponents by double figures was the first three games of the current season, beating Ball State, Marquette and Southern Miss by 10 or more.
Michigan moves to 2-0 in the home white uniforms during postseason WNIT action. These are the only games U-M has won white uniforms this season.
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