By Alexa Dettelbach, Daily Sports Writer
Published January 27, 2013
Similar to the Hawkeyes’ leading scorer being shut down, Michigan’s leading scorer, senior forward Kate Thompson, was held without a field goal until she hit a long 3-pointer with 57 seconds remaining in the first half. That would be her only field goal of the game. This was Thompson’s third poor shooting game in a row. She ended with 10 points on 1-for-7 shooting.
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“I thought we really couldn’t get anything going for Rachel and Kate, which really made us unsure of what we were doing offensively,” Barnes Arico said. “Any time Kate and Rachel struggle as much as they did together in one night, I think its going to be extremely difficult for us to win a game.
“Obviously Sam came in and Jenny did a tremendous job, but we need to add somebody else to that mix. We need Kate and we need Rachel to make some shots for us.”
With Michigan’s leading scorers, Thompson and Sheffer, slow on offense the other three seniors helped fill the void. The five seniors have been the story of the season accounting for 82 percent of the offense and Sunday proved no different. To go along with Ryan’s career game, Arnold ended with 12 points and Jordan ended with 10 points seven rebounds.