Record Home Crowd Sees Wolverines Fall to Spartans
Hallie Thome

Feb. 19, 2017

What You Need to Know
» Michigan set a new program record for attendance, selling out Crisler Center (12,707) for the first time in school history. U-M's former record was 5,991.
» Sophomore Hallie Thome led the way for Michigan with 21 points and eight rebounds. Kysre Gondrezick (19) and Nicole Munger (12) joined Thome in double figures.
» Michigan held a one-point halftime lead but MSU went on a 14-4 run to start the third quarter to take control of the game.

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Site: Ann Arbor, Mich. (Crisler Center)
Attendance: 12,707 (sellout)
Score: Michigan State 86, #20 Michigan 68
Records: U-M (21-7, 10-4 B1G), MSU (18-9, 8-6 B1G)
Next U-M Event: Thursday, Feb. 23 -- vs. Nebraska (Crisler Center), 7 p.m.

Kornacki Postgame Feature: Wolverines Seek to Meet New Challenge

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The University of Michigan women's basketball team had the first sellout in program history (12,707) but fell to Michigan State, 86-68, Sunday afternoon (Feb. 19) at Crisler Center. U-M more than doubled its previous attendance record of 5,991.

U-M held a one-point halftime lead, but MSU used a 14-4 run in the opening moments of the third quarter to take control of the game. Michigan cut it to six points, 64-58, on a pair of free throws from freshman Kysre Gondrezick with 44 seconds left in the period. However, MSU outscored U-M in the final period, 19-10, to seal the win.

Sophomore Hallie Thome led the way for the Maize and Blue, going for 21 points, eight boards and a pair of blocks in 35 minutes of action. Gondrezick chipped in 19 points and three boards, and sophomore Nicole Munger added 12 points and five rebounds in 21 minutes off the bench.

Michigan was in a 26-18 hole after the first 10 minutes of play but opened the second quarter with a Munger triple and a Gondrezick steal-and-score to get within three, 26-23, after just 45 seconds.

Michigan State kept control over the next several minutes, but Michigan once again pulled within three points on a junior Katelynn Flaherty basket in transition to force an MSU timeout with 4:16 on the clock.

The teams went back and forth before Michigan took its first lead of the day on a Flaherty score with 20 seconds remaining in the second quarter. Both teams came up empty on their final possessions as U-M hit the break with a 43-42 lead.

U-M will conclude the home portion of its schedule on Thursday (Feb. 23), hosting Nebraska at 7 p.m. Seniors Siera Thompson and Danielle Williams will be honored before the game.

Communications Contact: Sarah VanMetre

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