Michigan Cannot Overcome Early Deficit, Falls at Indiana
Katelynn Flaherty

Feb. 16, 2017

What You Need to Know
» Michigan fell in an early hole as Indiana closed the first quarter on a 13-0 run.
» U-M cut the lead to eight in the final minutes of the fourth quarter but could get no closer in the 11-point loss.
» Junior Katelynn Flaherty scored a game-high 23 points to go over 1,800 career points, becoming the sixth active Big Ten player to hit that mark.

Box Score

Site: Bloomington, Ind. (Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall)
Score: Indiana 72, #20 Michigan 61
Records: U-M (21-6, 10-3 B1G), IU (18-8, 8-5 B1G)
Next U-M Event: Sunday, Feb. 19 -- vs. Michigan State (Crisler Center), 2 p.m.

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- The No. 20-ranked University of Michigan women's basketball team fell in an early hole and could not recover, falling 72-61 to Indiana on Thursday evening (Feb. 16) at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall.

The Maize and Blue climbed back into the game and cut the Indiana lead to eight, 65-57, on a pair of junior Katelynn Flaherty free throws with 3:18 left. However, the Wolverines did not get any closer as their six-game winning streak was snapped.

Flaherty led the way for Michigan with a game-high 23 points to go with two assists and two steals. Sophomore Hallie Thome chipped in 10 points and seven rebounds, with senior Siera Thompson going for nine points, six boards and two assists. Freshman Kysre Gondrezick added nine points, five rebounds and four helpers.

Indiana closed the first quarter on a 13-0 run to take a 23-8 lead after the first 10 minutes as U-M went six minutes without scoring. The Hoosiers did not look back from there, leading by as many as 23 points in the first half en route to a 40-22 halftime lead.

U-M started its run to begin the fourth quarter and scored seven straight points on a Gondrezick triple, Flaherty layup and a freshman Kayla Robbins layup with 5:51 left to bring U-M within 12 (65-53) and force an Indiana timeout.

After Michigan cut it to eight on the Flaherty free throws, IU pushed the lead back to 13 before Thome scored at the buzzer to provide the final tally.

Michigan is back home on Sunday (Feb. 19) for the first of two straight games at Crisler Center, first hosting Michigan State. Tip is set for 2 p.m. for "Crash Crisler" as the Wolverines try to break the program attendance record. » Buy Tickets

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