Postgame Notes: Michigan 88, Alcorn State 43
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Nov. 12, 2010

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• The Wolverines move to 3-0 all-time against teams from the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) with tonight's victory. This was U-M's first game against a team from the SWAC since defeating Arkansas-Pine Bluff in the season opener during the 2006-07 season.

• Michigan moves to 23-15 all-time in season openers and 23-14 all-time in home season openers. The Wolverines are a perfect 4-0 in season openers under head coach Kevin Borseth.

• U-M head coach Kevin Borseth is now eight wins away from his 500th NCAA victory. Borseth, who is in his 29th year coaching, has a 557-258 record and will become one of three coaches in the Big Ten to record 500 NCAA victories. A portion of those wins came as a community college coach to start his career.

Nya Jordan made her first career start in tonight's game. Jordan saw action in 29 games last year and averaged 2.1 points and 2.2 rebounds.

Veronica Hicks and Carmen Reynolds each extended streaks in tonight's game. Hicks has started 57 consecutive games, while Reynolds extends her three-point shooting streak to 12 games.

• Michigan freshman Val Driscoll made her collegiate debut in tonight's game. Driscoll is U-M's first player from Massachusetts.

• The Wolverines extend their three-point shooting streak to at least one three-pointer in each of the last 128 games. The last time Michigan failed to hit a three pointer was during the 2005-06 season.

• U-M's 88 points are the most points Michigan has scored in the Borseth era. Last season, Michigan posted 87 points in the season opener against Ball State

• All 10 of Michigan's players saw action and scored at least six points. This is the second consecutive season that all players have played in the season opener.

• Alcorn State's nine first-half points mark a new first-half low for a U-M opponent.

Jamillya Hardley set a new career high with six points, while Kate Thompson scored a career-best 15 (her previous career best was nine points).

• Tonight's game was the third annual Girl Scout Day at Crisler Arena. There were Girl Scout activity stations on the concourse pregame and a halftime Girl Scout Cookie Stacking Contest.


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