Dec. 22, 2011
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With the win, Michigan improved to 11-2 for the season, marking the best start through 13 games in the program's history. The Wolverines are still unbeaten (5-0) at Crisler Arena this season. Michigan's 76 points mark a season high.
U-M moves to 3-0 all-time against Illinois State with today's win. The last Michigan victory over the Redbirds came on Dec. 12, 1998, by a score of 86-43.
The Wolverines move to 10-6 all-time against teams currently in the Missouri Valley Conference.
Michigan held a 40-31 halftime lead in today's game. The Maize and Blue improved to 10-0 on the season when holding the lead at halftime.
With the victory, Kevin Borseth moves to 2-0 all-time versus Illinois State.
U-M extends its three-point shooting streak to 171 consecutive games. Michigan has not been without at least one three-pointer in the Kevin Borseth era.
Overall, Michigan shot 55.6 percent (30-of-54) from the field; 60 percent (15-of-25) in the first half and 51.7 percent (15-of-29) in the second half. U-M shot 35 percent (7-of-20) from three-point range; 37.5 percent (3-of-8) in the first half and 33.3 percent (4-of-12) in the second half.
Michigan outscored Illinois State in points in the paint (40-14) and bench points (28-0).
Michigan won the rebounding battle 33-23 today. U-M has recorded the advantage in the rebounding battle in 7-of-13 games this season.
U-M's defense forced Illinois State into 18 turnovers, leading to 25 points.
Rachel Sheffer led the Wolverines with career-high 25 points on 10-of-12 (83 percent) shooting, including 3-of-4 (75 percent) from the three-point line. Sheffer's previous career high was 23 points against Illinois on Feb. 27, 2011.
Junior Jenny Ryan posted a career- and game-high 12 assists. This mark eclipsed her previous high of 11, which she posted against Detroit on Dec. 8. Additionally, with her 12 assists, Ryan shares the Michigan single-game record with Vonnie Thompson (vs. Northeastern 12/5/87) and Lori Gnatkowski (vs. Illinois 2/27/82).
For the 13th straight game -- every game this season -- Michigan went with the starting lineup of Courtney Boylan, Nicole Elmblad,
Jenny Ryan, Carmen Reynolds and Rachel Sheffer.
Michigan's reserves scored 20 or more points for the eighth time this season. The bench was led by Sam Arnold's season high of 12 points, hitting 4-of-7 from the field -- including 2-of-3 from the arc.