Thursday, January 19, 2012

Next:: Northwestern

Michigan travels to Evanston tonight to take on the Wildcats.  Northwestern is led by a trio of players who average double figure scoring - forward Kendall Hackney (16.3 ppg), guard Morgan Jones (14.7 ppg) and forward Danielle Diamant (12.6 ppg).

Northwestern in no pushover - they are 12-6, 2-3 in the Big Ten but only lost to Ohio State by 10 on the road and have a win over LSU.  This is an important game for Michigan as it is a chance to steal another road win, something that is always tough to do in the Big 10.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Next: Penn State

After a tough loss to Michigan State on the road and a huge win against the Buckeyes at Crisler, the Wolverines travel to State College to face the Nittany Lions today at 6:00pm (televised on the Big 10 Network).

Penn State has struggled a bit early in the Big 10 season with a road win against Wisconsin and home losses to Michigan States and Nebraska.

The Michigan Daily has a full preview here.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Next: Michigan State

Michigan travels to East Lansing to play the Spartans at 7:00pm tonight. While the Spartans aren't currently ranked in the top 25, they are still a talented team.  Porsche Poole is the leading scorer (10.6 pts/games), but they have seven players averaging 6 or more points a games. 

Michigan 70 Illinos 50

Michigan started off the Big 10 Season with a 70-50 win at Illinois.  While the Illini may not be an elite team in the Big 10, any conference road win is important and the 20 point margin has to help build confidence.  The Wolverines had balance scoring including 16 from Carmen Reynolds, 14 from Courtney Boylan, 12 from Jenny Ryan and 10 from Rachel Sheffer.  Sheffer added 8 rebounds and 3 steals while Ryan had 6 rebounds and 5 steals.

Carmen Reynolds reached the 1000 career points milestone in the game, and it was nice to see her have a strong game after struggling occasionally earlier in the season.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Next: Indiana State

Michigan hosts Indiana State University tonight @ 7:00pm

Eastern Michigan 77 Michigan 64

Michigan fell behind early and couldn't quite come all the way back.  It was a bit of a frustrating game because Michigan shot poorly from the 3 point line (2-12), had some annoying defense lapses and committed 17 turnovers (not all forced).

Credit to Eastern Michigan - they definitely earned the win, in large part because of a great game by Tavelyn James (38 points, including 13/14 from the line - several down the stretch).  James became Eastern's all time leading scorer early in the game.