Wolverines Drop High-Scoring Affair at No. 11 Ohio State

Jan. 7, 2017

What You Need to Know
» Katelynn Flaherty scored a career-high 38 points -- the second-best single-game performance in school history on 15-for-24 shooting from the floor -- and set a new school record with eight three-pointers.
» Michigan jumped out to a 21-11 lead in the first quarter and was down just two points at the half, before OSU took control in the third quarter, outscoring U-M by eight (24-16).
» Jillian Dunston turned in her second double-double of the season, scoring 10 points with 10 rebounds, while Siera Thompson dished out 10 assists, the second time this season she has had at least 10.

Box Score | Coach Barnes Arico Postgame Comments video icon (via Ohio State)

Site: Columbus, Ohio (Value City Arena)
Score: #11 Ohio State 96, Michigan 87
Records: U-M (13-4, 2-1 B1G), OSU (14-4, 4-0 B1G)
Next U-M Event: Tuesday, Jan. 10 -- vs. Indiana (Crisler Center), 6 p.m.

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Despite a school-record eight three-pointers and 38 points from junior Katelynn Flaherty, the University of Michigan women's basketball team fell short at No. 11-ranked Ohio State, 96-87, on Saturday afternoon (Jan. 7) at Value City Arena.

Flaherty went for a career-high 38 points on 15-for-24 shooting from the floor and 8-for-14 shooting from three-point range. Sophomore Hallie Thome turned in 13 points and seven rebounds, with junior Jillian Dunston turning in her second double-double of the season with 10 points and 10 boards. Senior Siera Thompson went for eight points and 10 assists before fouling out in the final minute. Michigan shot 44.9 percent (31-for-69) from the floor and hit a season-high 13 three-pointers on a 52.0-percent clip from beyond the arc.

Tweet of the Game

-- Michigan Basketball (@umichwbball) January 7, 2017

The third quarter was the turning point for the Maize and Blue as Ohio State outscored the Wolverines, 24-16, in the frame to turn a two-point halftime lead into a 10-point advantage. OSU took advantage in the paint in the third, scoring 22 of its 24 points in the paint.

The teams went back and forth in the final frame, with Michigan holding a 28-27 lead in the last 10 minutes to provide the nine-point margin.

Michigan took a 21-11 lead to begin the game on back-to-back baskets from Dunston, followed by a Thompson corner triple with 2:15 left in the quarter. Ohio State ended the period on a 9-0 run as U-M held a one-point lead after a quarter.

U-M opened the second quarter on an 8-0 run, getting three free throws from freshman Kayla Robbins and five points from Flaherty during the spurt for a 29-20 lead at the 7:49 mark of the period. A triple from sophomore Nicole Munger kept Michigan's lead at seven, 32-25, with 6:16 to go before the half.

The Buckeyes answered with 11 straight points for a 36-32 lead, before a triple from freshman Kysre Gondrezick stopped the run with 2:35 to go before the half.

Flaherty hit a triple right before the halftime buzzer, sending Michigan to the break down just two (45-43).

The Wolverines return home on Tuesday (Jan. 10), hosting Indiana at 6 p.m. The game can be seen live on the Big Ten Network. [ Tickets ]

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