Dec. 13, 2010
With tonight's win, the Wolverines move to 2-1 against New Mexico State and 4-4 all-time against opponents from the Western Athletic Conference. This is the second consecutive season that the two teams have met. U-M's win is the first against the Aggies since Dec. 3, 1999, when the Wolverines won, 84-55.
Michigan improves to 6-1 on the season when scoring at least 60 points. The Wolverines' only loss this season when scoring more than 60 points came on Nov. 15 against Xavier.
U-M moves to 4-0 on the season and 42-13 under Kevin Borseth when holding opponents to less than 60 points. Earlier this season, U-M held Indiana State (Nov. 22), Buffalo (Nov. 26), and Wake Forest (Dec. 1) under the 60-point mark.
Michigan's 12 steals mark only the second time this season that the team has had double figures in steals. U-M last had double-figure thefts in the season opener on Nov. 12 against Alcorn State (14).
Michigan's three-point field goal streak is still intact; Michigan has hit at least one three-pointer in the last 138 games.
Jenny Ryan recorded her third game in double figures in points (13) this season. Ryan had a career-best 16 points against Indiana State on Nov. 22.
Nya Jordan set a career high for assists with seven. Her previous career high in assists was four on Dec. 1 against Wake Forest.
U-M has been outrebounded in each of its last five games. Michigan is averaging 31.3 rebounds per game and 7.4 offensive rebounds per game.
Michigan had four players in double figures in points tonight, with Rachel Sheffer leading the way with 14 (Carmen Reynolds, 13; Jenny Ryan, 13; Veronica Hicks, 10). U-M also had four players with double figures against Alcorn State on Nov. 12, Wake Forest on Dec. 1, Kansas on Dec. 9, and five players in double figures against Xavier on Nov. 15.
The Wolverines' 13 assists mark the eighth time reaching double figures this season. Michigan has recorded double-figure helpers in eight out of 10 games this season. Additionally, U-M is averaging 15.7 assists per contest. Last season, U-M averaged 13.2 assists per game.
Michigan head coach Kevin Borseth is three wins away from his 500th NCAA victory, which includes Division I and Division II wins. Borseth has also coached at the community college level.