Dec. 4, 2011
With the win, Michigan improved to 8-1 for the season. The Wolverines are still unbeaten (3-0) at Crisler Arena this season.
The Wolverines defeated the Cyclones for the first time in program history, moving to 1-3 against Iowa State with today's win. Michigan moves to 3-9 all-time against teams currently in the Big 12 and 1-1 in the Big Ten/Big 12 Challenge.
This was U-M's first and only Big 12 opponent on the schedule this season. Last season, the Wolverines faced Iowa State, Texas A&M and Kansas. That marked the most Big 12 opponents the Wolverines ever faced in a single season.
Michigan held a 24-22 halftime lead in today's game. The Maize and Blue improved to 7-0 on the season when holding the lead at halftime.
U-M extended its three-point shooting streak to 167 consecutive games. Michigan has not been without at least one three-pointer in the Kevin Borseth era.
Michigan shot 40.4 percent (19-of-47) from the field; 40 percent (10-of-25) in the first half and 40.9 percent (9-of-22) in the second half. U-M shot 44.4 percent (8-of-18) from three-point range; 44.4 percent (4-of-9) in the first half and 44.4 percent (4-of-9) in the second half.
Courtney Boylan led the Wolverines for a fourth consecutive game in scoring with 17 points on 5-of-9 shooting from the field and 6-of-6 from the line while hauling in four rebounds. She has tallied double figures in scoring in all nine games this season.
Jenny Ryan posted her second double-double performance of the season. Ryan contributed 11 points and 10 rebounds. The last time she recorded a double-double was against Marquette on Nov. 26.
Kate Thompson scored 15 points to lead Michigan's reserve unit. Thompson has led the reserves in scoring in 8-of-9 games this season.
Michigan's reserve outscored Iowa State's bench, 20-6. The U-M reserves have outscored their counterparts in seven games this season while recording 20 points or more in six contests.
Carmen Reynolds posted three points and three rebounds in today's game. Reynolds now needs 26 points to reach 1,000 for her career.
Several troops from The Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan were in attendance kicking off Cookie Sales throughout the day. Also, today marked the Annual Teddy Bear Toss in which fans donated their stuffed animals to those in need for the holiday.
Today's attendance at Crisler Arena (2,573) is the largest on the season to watch Michigan women's basketball.