Dec. 14, 2009
The Wolverines move to 3-1 all-time against Xavier with tonight's win. Michigan picks up its first win in Cincinnati and moves to 11-9 against opponents from the A-10 Conference.
Michigan picked up its first road win against a ranked opponent since defeating Louisiana State, 86-81, in overtime during the 2000-01 season. Michigan fell to No. 19 Kansas earlier this season and defeated nationally-ranked Vanderbilt and Notre Dame last season.
This is the second time in the last two seasons the Wolverines have defeated a top 10 team. Last season, Michigan defeated Notre Dame, which was also ranked No. 8 at the time.
Senior center Krista Phillips (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan/Aden Bowman Collegiate) is one block away from tying for second place all-time at Michigan in the category. She has 135 career blocks.
Freshman guard Dayeesha Hollins (Cincinnati, Ohio/Winton Woods) had over 100 friends and family in attendance for tonight's game. Hollins had an outstanding prep career at nearby Winston Woods High School.
Freshman guard Dayeesha Hollins (Cincinnati, Ohio/Winston Woods) set a new career high with 22 points. Her previous career best was 18 points set against Marquette on Nov. 16. It is the second time this season Michigan has had a player with 20-plus points. Veronica Hicks had 21 points against Kansas.
Michigan extends its road win streak to four consecutive games. The Wolverines had not won four consecutive road games since the 2001-02 season when they won eight consecutive road games.
Junior guard Veronica Hicks (Chicago, Ill./Thornwood) ended her double-figure scoring streak with her seven points tonight. She had been in double figures in each of Michigan's last nine games.
Junior guard Veronica Hicks (Chicago, Ill./Thorwood) posted a new career high in assists with seven in tonight's game.
Sophomore Carmen Reynolds (Hilliard, Ohio/Davidson) posted her eighth game in double figures and freshman Dayeesha Hollins (Cincinnati, Ohio/Winton Woods) also had her eighth game in double figures and her second consecutive game reaching the mark.
Senior center Krista Phillips (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan/Aden Bowman Collegiate) posted her fifth consecutive game in double figures with 16 points.
Michigan shot 48.4 percent from the field for its 10th consecutive game shooting 40 percent or better.
Head Coach Kevin Borseth, who is notorious for taking off his suit jacket after the national anthem, kept it on for the entire game, marking the first time in his U-M tenure that he has worn his suit jacket for the entire game.