March 6, 2014
Box Score |
The Wolverines have won the last nine meetings with the Hoosiers.
Michigan out-rebounded the Hoosiers by a 42 to 31 margin, with 12 coming on the offensive end.
U-M shot 50 percent from the field (31-62) and converted 15-of-18 (83.3 pct.) free throws.
Goree finished the contest with a team-high 18 points, 11 rebounds and five assists. It was her 12th double-double of the season. Goree had a fantastic first half for the Wolverines, notching nearly a double-double with 10 points and nine rebounds. She also added five assists.
Shannon Smith made her Big Ten Tournament debut a big one, scoring 16 points on 6-of-14 shooting. She had five rebounds, four assists, one steal and one block.
Siera Thompson scored 10 points in her first career Big Ten Tournament game. She posted eight first-half points on a runner, three-pointer and three free throws. Thompson spent a portion of the second half on the bench after getting into foul trouble.
With her triple at 13:12 of the first half, Siera Thompson has converted a three-pointer in all 30 games of her freshman season.
Madison Ristovski came off the bench to score 12 points. She scored eight points in the first half after hitting a pair of threes and a runner. Ristovski was 5-of-8 from the field, including 2-of-5 from beyond the three-point arc.
Senior Val Deiscoll contributed eight points on 4-of-6 shooting and grabbed seven rebounds in the contest.
Michigan used a 24-4 run to build a 43-28 lead at half.
Michigan's six players that saw action in the first half all scored five or more points: Goree (10), Thompson (8), Ristovski (6), Elmblad (6), Driscoll (6) and Smith (5).
Michigan used the starting lineup of Val Driscoll, Shannon Smith, Cyesha Goree, Nicole Elmblad and Siera Thompson for the 16th time.
The only players who had seen court time in Bankers Life Fieldhouse before today's game were Nicole Elmblad and Kendra Seto.
Michigan wore its maize uniforms for the first time since Jan. 23 against Ohio State.
Nicole Elmblad had a career-best two blocks.
Cyesha Goree and Nicole Elmblad had double-doubles in the same game for the third time this season.
Michigan had five people score in double figures for just the second time this season.
Kelsey Mitchell made her career debut, playing two minutes in the second half. She missed last season with a torn ACL and missed a majority of this season with a foot injury.