Wolverines Trounce Nebraska on Senior Night

Feb. 23, 2017

What You Need to Know
» Michigan has tied the school record for wins in a season with 22 and has clinched the No. 3 seed for the upcoming Big Ten Tournament. Michigan's 11 wins is the second-best total in school history.
» Michigan got 20-point performances from Katelynn Flaherty (25), Kysre Gondrezick (21) and Hallie Thome (20).
» U-M never trailed in the contest and led by as many as 30 points in the game.

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Site: Ann Arbor, Mich. (Crisler Center)
Score: #25 Michigan 88, Nebraska 60
Records: U-M (22-7, 11-4 B1G), NU (6-21, 2-13 B1G)
Next U-M Event: Sunday, Feb. 26 -- at Penn State (State College, Pa.), 2 p.m.

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ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The No. 25-ranked University of Michigan women's basketball team got 20-point games from junior Katelynn Flaherty (25), freshman Kysre Gondrezick (21) and sophomore Hallie Thome (20) and never trailed in an 88-60 win over Nebraska on Thursday evening (Feb. 23) inside Crisler Center.

Michigan shot 49.2 percent from the floor in the game, including a 40.7 percent showing from three-point range. Flaherty was 9-for-18 from the floor and 5-for-10 from three-point range, while Thome was 5-for-7 from the floor and 10-for-13 from the free throw line. Gondrezick narrowly missed a double-double, going for a career-high nine rebounds. In their final appearance at Crisler, senior Siera Thompson had eight points, five assists and three board, with classmate Danielle Williams going for four points.

Michigan hit 10 of its first 12 shots, taking an early lead. U-M went up 16-6 on Flaherty's third triple of the period, forcing a Nebraska timeout with 5:45 left in the frame. Gondrezick followed with back-to-back three-pointers as U-M led by as many as 20 points in the opening 10 minutes.

U-M led by as many as 27 points in the second quarter but NU used a 9-0 run over the last 2:13 of the frame to cut the Michigan lead to 18, 44-26, at the break. Flaherty led the way for the Maize and Blue, going for 17 points, including five triples, in the first. Gondrezick chipped in 11 and Thome had 9 points in the first 20 minutes.

Nebraska cut the lead to 15, but a Gondrezick pull-up, followed by a Thome three-point play with 4:42 left in the third pushed the U-M advantage back to 20 (53-33).

The Maize and Blue led by as many as 30 points in the final quarter and got 27 points off the bench, including six from junior Maria Backman.

U-M will wrap up the regular season on the road, traveling to Penn State on Sunday (Feb. 26). The game is set for 2 p.m. and can be seen on the Big Ten Network.

Communications Contact: Sarah VanMetre


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