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.