March 26, 2013
Site: Palo Alto, Calif. (Maples Pavilion)
Event: NCAA Tournament (Second Round)
Score: Stanford 73, Michigan 40
Records: U-M (22-11), Stanford (33-2)
Next U-M Event: Season Complete
PALO ALTO, Calif. -- The University of Michigan women's basketball team was unable to dig out from an early deficit to top-seeded Stanford University in the second round of the 2013 NCAA Basketball Tournament, losing, 73-40, to the Cardinal on Tuesday (March 26) at Maples Pavilion. The Wolverines tied a school record with 22 victories during head coach Kim Barnes Arico's first season on the bench.
Senior guard Jenny Ryan (Saginaw, Mich./Nouvel Catholic Central) led the offense with 11 points, five rebounds, two assists and one steal. She hit all five shots from the floor, including one three-pointer. Senior forward Rachel Sheffer (Watervliet, Mich./Watervliet) and senior guard Kate Thompson (Plymouth, Minn./Wayzata) contributed seven points apiece in the contest. Thompson eclipsed 1,000 career points late in the second half of her final game in the Maize and Blue.
The Wolverines fell behind 9-3 over the first four minutes of the contest with the only Michigan points came on a three-pointer from Ryan. Stanford opened up a 21-7 lead with a 12-2 run that featured a barrage of three three-pointers during the middle of the first half.
The Cardinal continued to increase their lead behind the long range shot, hitting eight total three-point baskets in the first half, which ended with Stanford up, 41-16. Ryan led the way for the Wolverines with five points and senior forward Nya Jordan (Detroit, Mich./Detroit Community) chipped in four points and three rebounds during the first half.
In the second half, the Cardinal outscored the Wolverines, 33-24, and finished the contest shooting 53.8 percent (28-52), including 48 percent from three (12-25).
The Wolverines finished the 2012-13 season with their second straight appearance in the NCAA Tournament.