Postgame Notes: Michigan 55, Utah 50


Nov. 17, 2011

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• The Wolverines moves to 5-8 all-time when facing teams currently in the Pac-12, formerly the Pac-10. This was U-M's first game against a team from the Pac-12 since falling to Southern California during the 2008-09 season.

• Michigan opens the season 3-0 for the third time in the Kevin Borseth era. U-M opened 3-0 to start the 2007-08 and 2009-10 seasons.

• Tonight's matchup was the first one ever against the Utah Utes. U-M now holds a 99-60 all-time record when facing an opponent for the first time. The last remaining first-time opponent this year is Prairie View A&M (Nov. 24 - Paradise Jam).

• The Maize and Blue held Utah to 50 points defensively; during the Borseth era Michigan is now 35-12 when holding an opponent between 50-59 points.

• U-M extended its three-point shooting streak to 161 consecutive games. The last time Michigan did not hit a three-pointer was during the 2005-06 season.

Kate Thompson led the Wolverines with 17 points on 5-of-10 (50 percent) shooting, including 6-of-6 (100 percent) from the free throw line.

Nya Jordan led U-M with seven rebounds, which match her career high. Additionally, Courtney Boylan added five rebounds.

• Michigan shot 33 percent (18-of-55) from the field -- 33 percent (9-of-27) in the first half and 32 percent (9-of-28) in the second half.

• Senior Carmen Reynolds posted 12 points in tonight's game. Reynolds now needs just 72 more points for 1,000 career points.

• Seven Wolverines scored in tonight's game, with three reaching double figures -- Kate Thompson (17), Carmen Reynolds (12) and Courtney Boylan (11).

• U-M committed a season low in turnovers with 10 on the night. For the season through three games, Michigan is averaging 14.6 turnovers per game.

• For the third consecutive game, Michigan went with the starting lineup of Carmen Reynolds, Courtney Boylan, Nicole Elmblad, Jenny Ryan and Rachel Sheffer.

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