Dec. 6, 2013
Michigan falls to 18-14 all-time in NCAA Tournament play.
The Wolverines played five sets for the second straight season in the NCAA Tournament's first round. Last season, U-M defeated Tennessee in five.
Michigan now has played in two straight five-set matches in the NCAA Tournament. The Wolverines fell in five in the 2012 national semifinals to Texas.
Michigan tied a team high and set a school postseason record with 19 team blocks. Michigan also had 19 blocks in a 3-2 win over Ohio State on Nov. 2. The previous NCAA mark was 18.5 against Colorado on Dec. 5, 2003.
Michigan is now 1-1 against SEC teams this season. The Wolverines defeated Texas A&M in five sets on Sept. 13.
Senior Jennifer Cross tied a career high with nine blocks. She also had nine blocks against Western Kentucky on Sept. 14, 2012, and at Minnesota on Oct. 19, 2013.
Senior Molly Toon tied her career high with six blocks. She also had six against Western Kentucky on Sept. 14, 2012.
Sophomore Tiffany Morales had 20 or more digs for the eighth time this season and the 15th time in her career.
Junior Lexi Dannemiller picked up her ninth double-double of the year and 40th of her career after posting 48 assists and 14 digs.
Fifth-year senior Brittany Lee had 10 digs for her fifth match of the season with double digits in the category.