Dec. 28, 2013
Michigan used the starting lineup of Val Driscoll, Cyesha Goree, Siera Thompson, Shannon Smith and Nicole Elmblad for the second time this season. The group also started against Arizona (Nov. 9) and is now 2-0.
U-M wore its white uniforms for the first time this season.
Michigan finished the non-conference season with a 9-4 record, marking the third straight season the Wolverines have headed into Big Ten play with at least nine wins.
U-M allowed just nine first-half points to Alcorn State, the lowest total by an opponent since allowing six to Seton Hall on Nov. 19, 2012. The last time Alcorn State played at Michigan (Nov. 12, 2010), the Braves scored nine first-half points.
Siera Thompson scored 20 points, her 11th game in double figures this season. It was her third 20-point game of the season.
Val Driscoll finished with seven blocks, setting a new career high. She also tied a career high with 11 rebounds.
Paige Rakers finished with 11 points, her second game with at least 10 points this season.
Michigan allowed just 31 points, the second-lowest total during the NCAA era. The low (NCAA era) was set last season against Seton Hall (Nov. 19, 2012), when U-M allowed 29 points. U-M allowed just 21 points to Jackson Community College on Feb. 14, 1974, for the all-time mark.
In holding Alcorn State to 13.5 percent (7-for-52) shooting from the field, Michigan holds the lowest field goal percentage allowed this season by a Big Ten team. The previous low was Alcorn State against Illinois, when the Braves shot 15.2 percent (7-for-46).
Danielle Williams has made all three of her three-point attempts this season.
Michigan had a season-high 12 steals. It was the first time this season U-M has recorded at least 10 steals.
All 12 Wolverines who were dressed saw action.
Michigan is now 2-0 all-time against Alcorn State.
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