Dec. 19, 2009
Michigan concludes non-conference action with an 8-2 record with tonight's win and with five straight wins. The Wolverines were 7-4 in non-conference action last season with upsets over ranked teams in Notre Dame and Vanderbilt.
The Wolverines are currently on a five-game win streak. Michigan opened the season with three straight wins. Prior to the current streak, the last time Michigan won five consecutive games was during the 2002-03 season when U-M also opened with five consecutive wins.
Today's victory is the fifth road win of the season and is the first time the Wolverines have won five road games since the 2001-02 season when they won eight consecutive road games. Last season, Michigan won three road games (neutral site included) and did not win any road games in Big Ten action.
Michigan head coach Kevin Borseth and Detroit head coach Autumn Rademacher are very familiar with each other. Autumn coaches under Borseth for three seasons at UW-Green Bay and together they led the Phoenix to three Horizon League regular-season championships.
Senior center Krista Phillips moved into second place all-time at U-M with her three blocks today. She has 138 career blocks and leads the Wolverines with 24 blocks on the season.
Sophomore guard Courtney Boylan was in double figures for the second time this season. In each of her two games in double figures she has shot better than 50 percent from long range.
Junior guard Veronica Hicks' scored 11 points for her 10th game in double figures this season. She has been in double figures in 10 of Michigan's 11 games.
Senior center Krista Phillips' six points ended her streak of double-figure scoring at five games.
Freshman Jenny Ryan had 13 rebounds in today's game. Her 13 rebounds are the most by a Wolverine this season and mark the fourth time a Wolverine has had double-digit rebounds.
Freshman Dayeesha Hollins extended her double-figure scoring streak to three consecutive games with her 17 points.
Both the Michigan men and women have faced Detroit this season. The men trailed by three points at halftime as well and came up with the win as the women's team did today.