Michigan and Washington State open up the Challenge with the first-ever meeting between the two schools. The Wolverines (5-1) face Washington State (2-4) on Friday (Dec. PST) in the first contest of the evening, with Washington facing Indiana in the nightcap. 9), with Michigan and host Washington (4-3) facing off at 3 p.m. Michigan and Washington meet for the second straight year and the third time overall.Although Michigan and Washington are meeting for the second straight season, it is just the third time overall the two programs have met.Prior to last season Michigan and Washington had met just one time, a 67-62 Husky win in the Wolverines' only trip to Seattle. Washington (0-2) Current Washington assistant coach Shimmy Gray, who hails from Flint, Mich., played forward for the Wolverines from 1992-94. Washington L, 60-73 * NCAA Tournament first round Michigan's last trip to Seattle, Wash., was for the 1991 Seattle Times/Washington Husky Classic. 16 University of Michigan women's basketball team places its five-game win streak on the line with a pair of contests this weekend at Bank of America Arena in Seattle, Wash. Pac-10 schools this season and their first-ever meeting with Washington State.
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2) at the College Women's Basketball Showcase at Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, Mich. Michigan's ascension to new heights in the polls continued this week as the Wolverines reached No. Washington State -- The Cougars (2-4) opened the season with three losses before winning two of their last three with wins over Portland State and Gonzaga ...
The win over Notre Dame is the Wolverines' fifth straight after dropping their season opener at then-No. 16 in the USA Today/ESPN Coaches' Poll, their highest ever ranking in that list, after defeating Marquette 65-49 on Thursday (Nov. Washington State went 11-17 last season, including 6-12 in the Pac-10 for a ninth-place finish ... freshman guard Francine Mc Curtain leads Washington State in scoring (11.5 points) ...
Eventual Big Ten Tournament champion Purdue snapped Michigan's streak, 74-59 in the Big Ten Tournament semifinals.
The cagers' 5-1 start to open the season is tied for the third-best record by a Wolverine team six games into the regular season.