Dec. 10, 2009
Michigan takes a 2-0 advantage in the series with Boston College. This was the first meeting between the two teams since an 86-67 Wolverine victory during the 1991-92 season. This was the first time the two teams had met in Chestnut Hill, Mass.
With tonight's victory the Wolverines move to 2-0 against ACC opponents this season; Michigan defeated Virginia Tech 71-51 in the Big Ten /ACC Challenge (Dec. 3). The Wolverines have an 8-8 all-time record against teams from the ACC.
Tonight's game marked the sixth in an eight-game road swing for the Wolverines. Michigan has traveled 6,384 miles during the swing and has made stops in Kansas, New Mexico State, Virginia Tech and Iowa during the swing.
Michigan donned the road Blue jerseys for the third time this season in tonight's contest. Before this season, U-M had only worn the road blue six times in Borseth's career and only twice last season. Michigan moves to 2-1 in the blue uniforms during the current campaign.
There were plenty of U-M fans in the stands tonight, including signee Val Driscoll. Driscoll is a standout at Archbishop Williams in nearby Braintree, Mass. Val will don the Maize and Blue for the 2010-11 season.
The Wolverines had five players in double figures for the second time this season. U-M also had five players in double figures against Southern Mississippi.
Freshman guard Jenny Ryan (Saginaw, Mich./Nouvel Catholic Central) had a career-best five steals and career-high 12 points in the victory.
Michigan was outrebounded for the second consecutive game and the fifth time this season. Michigan allowed 49 rebounds, the second most by an opponent this season.
Sophomore guard Courtney Boylan (Chaska, Minn./Chaska) was 5-of-5 from the field and 2-of-2 from long range for her 12 points, a season high in scoring. Prior to tonight's game, Boylan had not made more than two field goals in a single game this season.
The last time the Wolverines won three road games in a row was during the 2006-07 season when they defeated UNLV, Toledo and Central Michigan.
The Wolverines shot better than 40 percent and had double-figure assists for the ninth straight game.