Nov. 26, 2011
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With the win, Michigan improves to 7-0 on the season. U-M is now 20-13 in Thanksgiving tournaments and 52-36 in regular-season tourneys.
By going 3-0 in the Paradise Jam Tournament, the Wolverines won the Reef Division. Jenny Ryan and Courtney Boylan were named to the all-tournament team, with Boylan receiving MVP honors.
Michigan trailed a team for a combined 2:12 through the entire tournament and only trailed its first opponent of the tourney -- Prairie View A&M.
The 7-0 mark is U-M's best start under coach Kevin Borseth. This team matches Michigan's 1999-2000 squad for the best start in the program's history.
Tonight's game was the seventh meeting between Michigan and Marquette, with the Wolverines now holding a 4-3 all-time edge over the Golden Eagles. The win is U-M's first since a 67-50 win on Nov. 16, 2009, at Crisler Arena.
The Wolverines move to 31-20 all-time and 2-0 on the season when facing teams currently in the Big East Conference. U-M also beat Seton Hall, 51-47, earlier this season.
U-M extended its three-point shooting streak to 165 consecutive games. The last time Michigan did not hit a three-pointer was during the 2005-2006 season.
Overall, Michigan shot 46.4 percent (26-of-56) from the field. U-M shot 38.9 percent (7-of-18) from three-point range and 75 percent (12-of-16) from the free throw line.
As a team, U-M recorded 13 steals on the night. This marks the second time this season the Maize and Blue has had double-digit steals, and on the season, the team is averaging (9.4) steals per game.
Courtney Boylan led the Wolverines for the second consecutive night in scoring with 16 points on 6-of-10 (60 percent) shooting, including 3-of-4 (75 percent) from the free throw line. She has tallied double figures in scoring in all seven games this season.
Jenny Ryan led U-M with 10 rebounds, which matches her career high. Ryan's previous career high occurred against Prairie View A&M earlier this season. Additionally, she leads U-M in rebounding on the season, averaging 6.0 rebounds per game. Ryan also added 13 points, posting the first double-double by a U-M player this season.
Senior Carmen Reynolds posted seven points in tonight's game. Reynolds now needs 44 points for 1,000 career points.
For the first time this season, Sam Arnold led U-M's reserves by scoring nine points -- shooting (4-of-7) from the floor.
Freshman Brenae Harris saw action for a third consecutive game. She also set a career high for points with six on 3-of-6 shooting for the night.
Michigan went with the starting lineup of Courtney Boylan, Nicole Elmblad, Jenny Ryan, Carmen Reynolds and Rachel Sheffer. This was the seventh consecutive game U-M began with this combination.