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The Michigan women basketball team jumped out to a 27 9 lead against Valparaiso on Thursday night . It was about as good of a start as he Wolverines could have asked for en route to a 73 32 win at the Crisler Center.

But strong starts have become somewhat of a theme for the Wolverines, who at 10 2 are off to the program best start since the 2001 02 season.

First year coach Kim Barnes Arico has sung the praises of the situation she stepped into since she arrived in Ann Arbor: into a team coming off an NCAA Tournament bid and flush with seniors.

But even she didn expect this kind of start.

not at all, Barnes Arico said when asked if she expected to be doing so well going into the Christmas break. really happy for our kids, they work extremely hard they bought into what we trying to do and are just terrific young ladies. So I thrilled to be 10 2 going into Christmas. Content: Boxscore

Maybe this should be expected from a team that made its first NCAA tournament since 2001 last season and only graduated three seniors.

Michigan is off to its best start since 2001 under first year coach Kim Barnes Arico, right. And the fact that five players have torn their ACL since Barnes Arico (she can remember another time in her career where she had even one player go down with the injury) arrived, make the quick start even more incredible.

But all the injuries have forced upperclassmen to be leaders. Seniors Jenny Ryan, Sam Arnold, Rachel Sheffer, Nya Jordan and Kate Thompson scored 58 of Michigan points (79.5 percent) on Thursday and had accounted for 78 percent of the team scoring in the games previous.

think coming in, our seniors, we talked about we wanted to make this year speciaI, said Ryan, who scord 13 points on Thursday. think the seniors have really taken advantage of the opportunities we been given.

I think back on coach Arico experience, I not surprised at all with where we stand right now. difference from last year to this has been most dramatic for senior Kate Thompson, who on Thursday put up a game high 18 points. It was the 11th time Thompson has scored in double digits this season, which is as many games as she scored in double digits through 32 games last year.

been awesome, said the soft spoken Thompson after Thursday game.

Thompson is a starter for the first time in her career and her emergence under Barnes Arico is symbolic of the change in style from former coach Kevin Borseth, who preferred a more methodical (read: slow) offensive approach.

Kate Thompson has had the green light since Barnes Arico arrived and responded by leading the country in 3 pointers. After hitting six triples against Valparaiso on Thursday, Thompson leads the country in 3 pointers made (47), which is five more than she ever made in an entire season.

has got to be one of the best shooters in the country and we do run a ton of stuff for her, Barnes Arico said. feel like she going to make it every time she takes it. so happy for (Thompson), Ryan said. puts a ton of hours in the gym. I wish America knew how much time she spent perfecting that jump shot. And she deserves everything she getting right now shoots as good as Kate in my opinion, and when she shoots it I expect it to go in. Barnes Arico won take credit for Thompson emergence.

think Kate just spent the whole offseason in this place working on her game and she spent hour after hour, she told me she took 45,000 shots this summer. So she made sure she came in and was going to have an outstanding senior year, Barnes Arico said. would be thriving in any program in the country right now. Arico also points to Jordan who had 14 rebounds on Thursday and other players like underclassmen Madison Ristovski and Nicole Elmblad, all players who have had their roles increased due to the ridiculous amount of ACL injuries, as the key to the team early success.

Thompson was childishly giddy after Thursday night win. She was seemingly as comfortable hitting 3 pointers from the corner as she was playing defense in her Ugg boots against Barnes Arico son after the game or hugging stadium’s game day staff in the hallway to celebrate the win.

Thompson isn trying to pin point the root of the success. She just hopes to build on it.

huge thing for us is heading into the Big Ten season 10 2, Thompson said. magical 20 wins in the season that seems to be the magical number to get into the tournament and that seems (realistic) for us.

Pete, thanks for the coverage on the women team; however, several points in your article fail to pass muster.

There have been three ACL since Arico arrived (Driscoll, Mitchell and Seto), not five.

To say that Borseth put the clamps on outside shooting is laughable. Michigan was known for years as a team that lived and died by the three, and few players wanted to penetrate the lane. 35% of last year attempts were from beyond the arc. This year so far is 36%.

Lastly, Borseth may have preferred a more methodical approach, but Arico has perfected it. She will want to run and press with future athletes, but right now she running one of the slowest offenses in the country at 62 possessions per game (last season average was 68). According to one statistical site, Michigan possession rate is 342 out of 345 D1 teams. I take it as long as they executing at the end of the shot clock.

Excellent article for which I compliment Pete Cunningham.

While Michigan won easily, Valparaisal is hardly a formidable opponent having lost seven of its last eight games and with losses to Duke by 45 points and to Louisville by 56 points. Nevertheless the Wolverines success was similar to both the 4 and 8 ranked teams.

Michigan hit a sizzling 58% of its field go attempts in the first half and finished the game hitting 52%. The wolverines also shot 50% of their 3 point attempts in the first half and 42% for the game. Michigan out rebounded Valparaisal 40 26 and had 12 turnovers. They committed only six fouls during the entire game.
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So Sanabria was excited to implement new strategies to help lagging students when classes began this week in Broward and Miami Dade Counties. There was just one problem: All the new ideas recommended by her school relied on books, letter sets, and word games she didn’t own. And there was no money to buy them.

Local teachers are vastly underpaid, and the state’s Republican House, Senate, and governor have directed increasing money to charter schools and administrators. So Sanabria is one of thousands of South Florida teachers who are waiting on more than $1.3 million from sites such as DonorsChoose, GoFundMe, and Adopt a Classroom to pay for everything from textbooks to jump ropes to robot building kits.

As South Florida education spending has continued to lag behind pre recession levels, teachers have turned to crowdfunding to subsidize their schools’ inadequate budgets.

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Florida shortchanges its teachers and students more than nearly any other state in the Union. The state ranks 42nd in the nation for education funding per student and 49th in student teacher ratio, and it has had the second biggest decline in funding in the nation after Hawaii in recent years, according to a recent study by the Education Law Center, an advocacy group. Over that same period, the amount of money Florida teachers have raised on DonorsChoose just a small part of the overall total rose by five times, to $3.5 million, in 2013. Teachers in the state have raised $2.5 million so far this year. In many cases, though, they’ve missed their targets or spent their own money.

Although teachers can seek funds for virtually anything online, many want money simply for basic school supplies such as paper and ink. Even as classes start, these teachers are far short of their goals. Some are at zero.

In May, Robert Nesselroth, who teaches an AP class on current global affairs at Flanagan High in Broward, launched a fundraiser to replace 2011 textbooks.

Margate Elementary’s Amy Morgan raised money for 80 e readers last year, but after budget cuts, she’s seeking $5,000 for something to load onto the devices.

At Liberty Elementary, also in Margate, third grade teacher Natasha Garcia’s students need $196 for reading, writing, and math workbooks.

Amanda Nagee of Ojus Elementary in North Miami Dade would like $167 for lab aprons so her second graders can stay safe while conducting experiments.
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