Feb. 26, 2017
» Michigan missed a layup with 5.6 seconds remaining and was called for a foul on the rebound attempt, sending Penn State to the line. PSU hit one free throw to seal the win.
» U-M finished third in the Big Ten with an 11-5 record and will be the No. 3 seed for the upcoming Big Ten Tournament.
Site: State College, Pa. (Bryce Jordan Center)
Score: Penn State 76, #25 Michigan 75
Records: U-M (22-8, 11-5 B1G), PSU (19-9, 8-8 B1G)
Next U-M Event: Friday, March 3 -- at Big Ten Tournament Quarterfinals (Indianapolis, Ind.), 9 p.m.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Penn State's Kaliyah Mitchell hit one free throw with 5.6 seconds remaining to break a 75-75 tie as the No. 25-ranked University of Michigan women's basketball team fell, 76-75, on Sunday afternoon (Feb. 26) at the Bryce Jordan Center.
Michigan had the ball with 32 seconds remaining and the score tied at 75. Sophomore Hallie Thome found a cutting Nicole Munger out of the double team, but Munger's layup attempt fell off the rim. Thome was called for a foul trying to grab an offensive rebound, sending Penn State's Mitchell to the line.
Following the one make, freshman Kysre Gondrezick drove the length of the floor, but the ball was knocked out of bounds to end the game.
Michigan got 20-point games from Gondrezick, who tied her career high with 25 points, and junior Katelynn Flaherty (22). Thome chipped in 14, junior Jillian Dunston had six, and Munger had five off the bench. U-M shot 45.6 percent from the floor and held a 33-32 advantage on the glass.
Michigan jumped out to a 9-2 lead on five points from Gondrezick and four from Flaherty as PSU called timeout at the 6:23 mark of the first period.
Penn State led by as many as seven points in the second quarter, taking advantage of senior Siera Thompson on the bench with two fouls. U-M scored nine of the final 13 points in the period to hit the break down just two, 37-35. Gondrezick had 14 first-half points, with Thome and Flaherty each going for six.
Penn State opened up a 10-point lead in the third quarter before Flaherty canned back-to-back triples to pull Michigan back within two, 53-51. Penn State was called for a flagrant foul on the next possession, and Flaherty hit both free throws to tie the game at 53 with 2:48 left in the period.
U-M led by as many as eight in the final period, taking a 67-59 lead on a Gondrezick triple with 7:25 to go. Penn State hit a three to tie the game at 75 to set up the final sequence.
Michigan has secured its fourth top-three Big Ten finish and will be the No. 3 seed in the upcoming Big Ten Tournament. U-M received a double-bye and will be in action on Friday (March 3) at approximately 9 p.m. in the final game of the day at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.
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