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14 Defense has record-setting
performance vs. Seton Hall
Senior guard Kate Thompson scored a game-high 19 points in Michigan's victory over Seton Hall Monday.
'M' sails past the Pirates
By DANIEL FELDMAN
Daily Sports Writer
After falling behind 11-0 in Fri'-
day's loss against Utah, the Michi-
gan women's basketball team (3-1)
was determined to get off to a
quicker start in its game against
(2-2). For SETON HALL 29
the Wolver- MICHIGAN 72
ines, it was,
a 180-degree switch, as Michigan
jumped out to a 9-0 lead to start
the game and never looked back,
as they coasted to a 72-29 victory.
For Michigan head coach Kim
Barnes Arico, seeing a former
Big East foe signaled a cakewalk,
as she defeated Seton Hall in her
ninth consecutive game against
"I kind of knowtheir coaches,
their players and everything that
they do," Barnes Arico said. "I
think it's a little bit of an advan-
tage. It's always nice when you
know your opponents."
With a tenacious defense that
remained constant throughout
the game, the Wolverines held the
Pirates to six first-half points on
two field goals and one free throw,
and they led 35-6 at the half.
"We just had to let the past go.
We let Utah go," said senior guard
Jenny Ryan. "We focused on
Seton Hall and we really focused
on the first four minutes which we
let go in Utah and that was the dif-
The defense was visible early as
Ryan stole and blocked a shot on
Seton Hall's second and third pos-
session, leading to a fastbreak for
Michigan and an eventual layup
Following a 3-pointer by senior
guard Kate Thompson and anoth-
er layup by Ryan, Seton Hall was
forced to call its first timeout at
the 15:33 mark, in an attempt to
stop the dismantling at the hands
of the Wolverines.
The struggles continued for the
Pirates, as they failed to register
their first points until 7:19 into
the game, on a 3-point basket by
freshman forward Tabatha Rich-
The Michigan onslaught didn't
stop, as the Wolverines went on
a 26-3 run to close the first half
while causing Seton Hall to shoot
7.7 percent from the field.
dropped a career-high and game-
high 19 points, including five
3-pointers. Sheffer contributed 16
points and eight rebounds, while
Ryan also broke the 10-point pla-
In addition to causing the
Pirates to shoot so poorly in the
first half, the Wolverines out-
rebounded them 21-14 - including
18-9 on the defensive end. In total,
they out-rebounded Seton Hail
43-33, with 35 of the boards com-
ing off the defensive glass.
Perhaps the most noteworthy
fact about Michigan's complete
domination was Seton Hall's 12:19
drought between scoring points
in the first half The 29 points by
Seton Hall marked Michigan's
program-low for points allowed
in a game.
The story wasn't any different
in the second half as the Wolver-
ines outscored the Pirates 12-3 to
start the stanza.
Seton Hall finally reached
double digits with 12:11 left in
the game with two free throws
but never got within 30 points of
Despite being pressed con-
sistently throughout the second
half, the Wolverines kept finding
ways to get the ball downcourt
and made it look easy compared
to their opponents.
Turnovers were the only blem-
ish for Michigan. Though they the
blew the Pirates out of the water,
the Wolverines still committed 24
turnovers, matching Seton Hall.
"I think for a lot of it, we're
going to have to handle the pres-
sure better," said senior forward
Rachel Sheffer. "I think that's just
a glimpse of what the Big Ten is
going do to us, so we just have.to
work on handling pressure bet-
Michigan finally cleared its
bench with 2:47 left as sophomore
guard Aquashia Anderson saw
the court for the second time this
season and sophomore forward
Cyesha Goree got her first game
action. Freshman guard Symone
By ALEXA DETTELBACH
The Michigan women's bas-
ketball team has struggled with
defense thus far this season. But
that all changed Monday night
against Seton Hall.
In a game that was never
close, the Wolverines won,
72-29, at Crisler Center as the
defense stole the show.
"I thought we did a heck of
a job on defense against them,"
said Michigan coach Kim
Barnes Arico. "An absolute heck
of a job."
Similar to its loss against
Utah on Friday, Michigan (3-1)
struggled to get its offense going
early, but this time, the defense
"The keys for us were to come
out strong on our home floor and
score quickly," said Michigan
senior forward Kate Thompson.
"We also wanted them to push
them on defense and we did a
really good job of that."
The Pirates did not score until
7:19 into the first half, and by
then they had already commit-
ted eight turnovers. Seton Hall
(2-2) finally scored on a 3-point-
er from freshman forward
Tabatha Richardson-Smith, and
that would be the Pirates' only
field goal until senior guard
Brittany Morris connected on
a short jumper with 22 seconds
remaining in the first half.
"I think Seton Hall really
struggles shooting the ball, but
they do a great job of rebound-
ing the basketball after their
misses," Barnes Arico said. "I
thought we did agood job of lim-
iting them to one shot, which is
a really good sign for us. We're
typically not a great rebounding
After taking a comfortable
35-6 lead at halftime, the Wol-
verines went into the locker
room having outrebounded
Seton Hall, 21-14, forcing 12
turnovers and holding them to
2-for-26 shooting. It was the first
time since Nov. 12 against Xavi-
Senior guard Jenny Ryan, the Michigan women's basketball team captain,
scored 11 points and added six assists against the Pirates.
er that Michigan allowed fewer defense was too much to handle.
than 10 points in a half, and the The Wolverines ultimately lim-
second stanza showed more of ited the Pirates to 15.5-percent
the same. shooting, while forcing 24 turn-
Thompson opened up the sec- overs.
ond half with a 3-pointer from "I know everybody keeps
the right corner and hustled telling me about (all our) turn-
back on defense to force Seton overs, but we did hold (Seton
Hall's 13th turnover. The Wol- Hall) to under 30 points, so let's
verines' defense did not stop start with the positives," Barnes
there, holding the Pirates with- Arico said.
out a field goal until 8:30 into the "We had a 40-point win, we
second half and limiting them to held them to under 30 points,
nine offensive rebounds. and we outrebounded, That's
"People were tracking the pretty darn good to me."
balls down," said Michigan To Barnes Arico, it didn't mat-
senior guard Jenny Ryan. "If ter that Michigan turned the
they didn't get (the rebound), ball over 24 times.
they'd tip it to a teammate. It was It didn't matter that the Wol-
a real team rebounding effort." verines continued to struggle
The one bright spot for Seton with offensive rebounds, record-
Hall was the foul line where it ing only eight tonight, or that
went 10-for-13. Michigan didn't always make its
The Pirates used their suc- shots.
cess there to spark a small run in Because its defense was
the second half, but Michigan's always on.
Barnes Arico likes
Maryland in Big Ten
By GREG GARNO following a 31-5 record last season.
Daily Sports Writer This year, the Terrapins were
selected to finish second in the
With the announcement Mon- ACC preseason poll after winning
day that Maryland will join the the conference championship last
Big Ten conference and the expec- year.
tation that Rutgers will also join, Michigan is 0-1 against Mary-
no team should be more worried land all time, losing 74-65 in 2011
about the impact than the Michi- to a sixth-ranked Terrapins squad
gan women's basketball team. in the annual ACC/Big Ten Chal-
Coming from the ACC and Big lenge.
East - traditional powerhouse "For us, it's great to play against
conferences inbasketball - Mary- the best," Barnes Arico said. "I
land and Rutgers bring a long his- thought prior to this addition we
tory of success to a conference on were the best conference in the
the rise. country. With-the addition it only
After competing as one' of gets more competitive."
seven teams in the NCAA tour- Head coach C. Vivian Stringer
nament last year, the Wolverines leads the Scarlet Knights, who
and the Big Ten will welcome two are 365-183 in 16 seasons of play.
teams that have already become Stringer was the first coach to lead
acquainted in postseason play. three different women's programs
The Ter- to a Final Four,
rapins have including Rut-
qualified for the gers in 2000
NCAA Tourna- . "For us, and 2007.
ment in eight of . g aRutgers fin-
the last 10 years t s great to ished 22-10 last
under coach . year, includ-
Brenda Frese. against ing a loss to
During the the best." Gonzaga in
2005-06 sea- the first round
son, Frese led of the NCAA
her team to a Tournament.
national cham- As a member
pionship, beating fellow ACC of the Big East, Rutgers will bring
opponent, Duke in the champion- its experience against perennial
ship game. powerhouse Connecticut - which
"I think Maryland is a great has won seven national champion-
addition to our conference," said ships -to the Big Ten, which has
Michigan coach Kim Barnes only had four teams compete in
Arico. "It's a great academic the championship game.
school as well as one of the best As coach of Big East member
women's basketball programs in St. John's last year, Barnes Arico
the country." upset the Scarlet Knights for her
Maryland has accumulated a 169th win at St. John's - setting
795-389 record, for a .671 winning the record for the most career
percentage in its 41-year history wins at her former school.
Vaughan plugs in off the ice
By MATT SLOVIN
Scooter Vaughan had always
heard about the Michigan alum-
ni base, tight-knit despite its
status as one of the world's larg-
est networks, but it wasn't until
this fall that he was able to see it
That's when Vaughan, a 2011
University graduate and for-
mer forward on the hockey
team, launched a fundraising
campaign for the product he is
marketing along with longtime
friend Austin Glenn.
Lastspring, Glenn approached
Vaughan, forever the music
lover, about an idea he had for
a new option in the headphone
market. Unimpressed with the
designs currently available to
shoppers, the pair set out to
design something convenient
and fashionable, and they cre-
ated the prototype for Jamboo
"They all look the same,"
Vaughan said of the current
options. "It's either a white cord
or a black cord."
Jamboo, on the other hand,
is crafted, as its name would
suggest, out of bamboo wood.
According to Vaughan, one of
the headphones' defining fea-
tures is that they are woven to be
tangle-free, alleviating one of the
most common complaints among
headphone wearers. The head-
phones are also woven with one
of six different brightly colored
"People love them," Vaughan
said. "They sound great. There
are three different-sized ear-
plugs. They last, too. They don't
fray or come apart. I've had my
pair for six or seven months now.
I use it every day."
This summer, Vaughan shared
the prototypes with friends like
current Michigan defenseman
"It's kind of like a hipster
Former Michigan hockey player Scooter Vaughan (3) now sells headphones made from bamboo.
thing - something you'd see in company," said Vaughan, who
Urban Outfitters," Bennett said. is living in Atlanta waiting out
"It's definitely Scooter. It says the NHL lockout. "We can basi-
Scooter all over it." cally sell the product without the
Vaughan and Bennett remain product being made ... We did our
close after the former hooked the Kickstarter and it just exploded."
latter on producing music. Vaughan and Glenn went back
Glenn and Vaughan set a fund- to the drawing board, impressed
raising goal of with the sup-
$12,000 over port their
the course "It's kind of like innovative
of a month. product gar-
Using the hipster th " nered, and
crowd-fund- ing. set a new goal
ing website of $20,000.
Kickstarter, Vaughan sent
the duo raised $1,000 in each countless e-mails and took to
of the first four hours after they social media sites to pitch Jam-
began the campaign. Vaughan boo. As of Monday, they had
and Glenn, who grew up togeth- raised more than $14,800. Any
er in Placentia, Calif, easily sur- additional funds raised will go to
passed their goal - in five days. product enhancements.
"With Kickstarter, we don't "It's unbelievable - the Mich-
have to give up any equity in our igan network," Vaughan said.
"All the ex- and current hockey
players have been tweeting the
link and putting in on their Face-
books. That's just really special
to see everybody come together."
Visitors to the Kickstarter
chart see a graphic with dif-
ferent levels of financing, all of
which come with a different
reward as a thank you - from a
shout-out on Twitter to a pack-
age that includes the ability to
help design the next style Jam-
Besides the prototypes, no
headphones have been produced
yet. Vaughan is planning a Feb-
"I believed in the project,"
Vaughan said. "I realized that
as a business I wanted to get
involved in - this would be a
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