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Posted on Sun, Jan 2, 2011 : 7:39 p.m.

Michigan women's basketball wins at Iowa, its third straight against a ranked team

By Staff


Courtney Boylan

The Michigan women's basketball team beat its third straight ranked opponent, knocking off No. 14 Iowa 60-53 Sunday in Iowa City.

The Big Ten win over the Hawkeyes follows a win over then-No. 13 Ohio State on Thursday and then-No. 24 Boston College on Dec. 22.

"It was a great win for us," Michigan coach Kevin Borseth said. "Iowa has a great program and obviously we had to play hard to win this game."

Junior guard Courtney Boylan started the second game of her career at Carver-Hawkeye Arena and responded with a career-high 18 points and five rebounds in 37 minutes of action.

Boylan took the starting spot typically belonging to Nya Jordan, who did not play in the game.

Jenny Ryan added 15 points, Veronica Hicks 11 points and Carmen Reynolds seven points with 10 rebounds for Michigan (9-5, 2-0 Big Ten).

It was the 500th NCAA win for Borseth, according to

Trailing 20-13, Michigan used a 13-1 run to close the first half and take a five-point lead at halftime. The Wolverines extended the lead to as much as 12 points in the second half.

Iowa cut its deficit to 57-53 in the final minute, but couldn't get any closer.

Jaime Printy scored 18 points to lead Iowa (12-3, 0-2). She and fellow guard Kamille Wahlin combined to shoot just 7-for-36 from the field and the Hawkeyes were 19 of 65 overall.

"We couldn't buy a bucket. Our defense was good, our rebounding was good, we took care of the ball, we did a lot of things on that end, but if you can't score points, it's hard to win a basketball game and today we just couldn't score points," Iowa coach Lisa Bluder told


The Associated Press contributed to this report.



Tue, Jan 4, 2011 : 3:59 p.m.

I love the team defense. That's the mark of a good team. I also like the balanced scoring. This game it was Jenny Ryan and Courtney Boylan getting the points. Against OSU, it was Carmen Reynolds and Veronica Hicks. In other games, it's been Rachel Sheffer and Kate Thompson. Opponents can't guard them all!


Mon, Jan 3, 2011 : 3:02 p.m.

It would be helpful to fans to report on the nature of Nya Jordan's injury and how long she will be out.

Heidi Koester

Mon, Jan 3, 2011 : 10:54 a.m.

Love it! Lots of U-M opponents are finding that they can't "buy a bucket" against this team. Tremendous team effort on defense; it is awesome to watch. Be there on the 9th for the MSU game!


Sun, Jan 2, 2011 : 10:01 p.m.

Great job! I was at the OSU game and was impressed on how well the woman played. Go Blue beat MSU!