Jan. 1, 2017
» Michigan trailed after one quarter and was down by four points in the early stages of the second quarter, before Siera Thompson hit a three-pointer with 8:10 remaining in the quarter to give Michigan the lead for good.
» U-M got 12 fourth-quarter points from Kysre Gondrezick, helping U-M put the game away; she finished the game with 16 points.
Site: Madison, Wis. (Kohl Center)
Score: Michigan 73, Wisconsin 56
Records: U-M (13-3, 2-0 B1G), WIS (5-9, 0-1 B1G)
Next U-M Event: Saturday, Jan. 7 -- at Ohio State (Columbus, Ohio), Noon
MADISON, Wis. -- Sophomore Hallie Thome turned in a 37-point, 14-rebound performance as the University of Michigan women's basketball team took the lead in the second quarter and never looked back in a 73-56 win over Wisconsin on Sunday afternoon (Jan. 1) inside the Kohl Center.
Thome was 13-for-15 from the floor and 11-for-13 from the free throw line, totaling a career-best 37 points in 29 minutes of action. Freshman Kysre Gondrezick joined Thome in double figures, scoring 16 points with five rebounds. Junior Katelynn Flaherty chipped in eight points, with senior Siera Thompson going for three points and five assists. Michigan held a 43-31 advantage on the glass and scored 15 second-chance points in the game.
Michigan trailed by a point after the first quarter and was down by four points in the early moments of the second period. Thompson hit her only shot of the game, a right-wing triple, with 8:10 left in the quarter to give Michigan the lead for good (20-19).
With the Wolverines holding a seven-point halftime lead, the teams went back and forth in the opening minutes of the third. Wisconsin cut the lead to three, 36-33, but the Maize and Blue scored five straight to push the lead back to eight. Michigan then took a 47-37 lead on Thome free throws with 4:57 on the third-quarter clock.
Michigan entered the fourth quarter with a 54-44 lead on the Badgers and opened with an 11-0 run, coming on five points from Thome and back-to-back triples from Gondrezick. The Wolverines held UW scoreless for the first 4:24 of the final frame, grabbing a 65-44 lead.
The Maize and Blue led by as many as 23 points the rest of the way en route to its second Big Ten win of the campaign.
Michigan is back in action on Saturday (Jan. 7), heading to Columbus for its lone meeting with Ohio State. Tip is set for noon, and the event can be seen live on the Big Ten Network.
Communications Contact: Sarah VanMetre