Nov. 14, 2011
With tonight's win, the Wolverines move to 3-3 all-time against teams from the Sun Belt Conference. This was U-M's first game against a team from the Sun Belt since losing to Florida International, 69-67, during the 1997-98 season.
Tonight's matchup was the first one ever against the Florida Atlantic Owls. U-M now holds a 98-60 all-time record when facing an opponent for the first time. Upcoming first encounters this year include: Utah on Nov. 14 and Prairie View A&M on Nov. 24.
Tonight, U-M christened the newly renovated Crisler Arena. The Wolverines move to 29-10 in home openers.
U-M extended its three-point shooting streak to 160 consecutive games. The last time Michigan did not hit a three-pointer was during the 2005-2006 season.
Rachel Sheffer led Michigan with a game-high 20 points from 9-of-19 shooting. Sheffer scored 10 points in each half, shooting 50 percent (4-of-8) in the second after starting the game 5-of-11.
Courtney Boylan scored 18 points on 8-of-10 (62 percent) shooting, including 2-of-2 from the free throw line.
Jenny Ryan posted career highs in steals (9) and assists (8). The nine assists in a game tie the second most in school history sitting behind Stacey Thomas' 10 against Northwestern in 2000.
Michigan shot 47 percent (32-of-68) from the field -- 38 percent (12-of-31) in the first half and 54 percent (20-of-37) in the second half. U-M shot 18 percent (3-of-16) from three-point range -- going 0-of-7 in the first half and 33 percent (3-of-9) in the second half.
Senior Carmen Reynolds posted eight points in tonight's game. Reynolds now needs 84 points for 1,000 career points.
Junior Nya Jordan scored her first points of the season, finishing with five. Jordan added four rebounds and started the second half. It was the first time Jordan scored since suffering a season-ending knee (ACL) injury last year against Ohio State (Dec. 30, 2010). In that game, she was held scoreless in 22 minutes of play.
Junior/sophomore Kendra Seto recorded her first points as a Wolverine. Seto transferred from Vermont, sitting out last season due to NCAA transfer rules.
Freshman Brenae Harris made her collegiate debut in the second half at the 3:12 mark.
Freshman Cyesha Goree made her collegiate debut in the second half at the 2:45 mark. Goree finished with two points and a pair of rebounds.
Nicole Elmblad captured a career and game high with seven rebounds. Elmblad hails from St. Ignace, Mich., where she played for LaSalle High School.
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