Nov. 20, 2011
With the win, Michigan improves to 4-0 on the season, including a 2-0 mark in road games. The marks the best start under head coach Kevin Borseth.
Today's game was the third meeting between Michigan and Seton Hall and the first since the 2003-04 season. The win is U-M's first since a 59-41 win on Dec. 14, 2001 at Crisler Arena.
The Wolverines move to 30-20 all-time when facing teams currently in the Big East Conference This was U-M's first game against a team from the Big East since falling to Marquette during the 2010-11 season.
The Maize and Blue held the Pirates to a season-low 47 points. During the Borseth era Michigan is now 17-2 when holding an opponent between 40-49 points. The last time U-M held an opponent to fewer than 50 points was against Purdue on Jan. 23, 2011.
U-M extended its three-point shooting streak to 162 consecutive games. Michigan has not been without at least one three-pointer in the Kevin Borseth era.
Rachel Sheffer led the Wolverines with 18 points on 3-of-6 shooting from the floor and 12-of-14 from the free throw line.
Courtney Boylan led U-M with nine rebounds, which breaks her career high. Nya Jordan added eight rebounds, also a career high.
Michigan won the rebounding battle, 42-34. Michigan was 16-3 last season when keeping the rebounding margin to 10 or less.
Michigan shot 26.5 percent (13-of-49) from the field, 13.6 percent (3-of-22) from three-point range and 78.6 percent (22-of-28) from the free throw line. The 22 made free throws are a season high.
Kendra Seto came off the bench to set a career high for points scored with nine, eclipsing her previous high of two points against Florida Atlantic on Nov. 14, 2011.
For the fourth consecutive game, Michigan went with the starting lineup of Courtney Boylan, Nicole Elmblad, Jenny Ryan, Carmen Reynolds and Rachel Sheffer.