Dec. 30, 2010
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Today's game was the 54th meeting between the two teams and the fourth meeting between the teams in a Big Ten opener. Michigan moves to 47-7 against the Buckeyes, who had won 15 straight meetings between the two teams. The victory is U-M's first home win over Ohio State since the 1998-99 season and its first win over Ohio State since the 2000-01 season.
The win gives U-M its second consecutive win over a ranked opponent and its first win over a top-15 opponent since upsetting Xavier, 72-71, last season. U-M entered the game with a 1-3 record against ranked opponents this season and picked up a win over No. 24 Boston College in its last outing.
The Wolverines move to 18-24 all-time in Big Ten season openers. Michigan has won three of its last four Big Ten openers and opened the conference season at home for the first time in two seasons.
U-M was making its second consecutive and fourth appearance this season on the Big Ten Network. The Wolverines are 2-2 on the Big Ten Network with wins over Wake Forest and Boston College prior to tonight's game.
Michigan moves to 8-1 when scoring 60 or more points. Tonight's game also marked the third opponent in the last four games that U-M held to less than 60 points. U-M is 5-0 when its opponent scores between 50 and 59 points.
The Wolverines also move to 7-1 when leading at halftime this season. U-M's lone loss when leading at the break was to Marquette on Nov. 19.
U-M extended its double-figure assists streak to five consecutive games. Michigan has only failed to reach double figures in two games this season.
The Wolverines extend their three-point streak to 141 consecutive games. Michigan has hit at least one three-pointer in each of head coach Kevin Borseth's 111 games at U-M.
Kate Thompson set a new career high with 16 points. Her previous career best was 15 points set against Alcorn State in Michigan's season opener.
Veronica Hicks is one game away from her 100th career game. She will become one of 15 players in program history to play at least 100 career games.