The Michigan women beat the top 5 competitors for the second time this season

Ann Arbor, Michigan (Associated Press) – Nas Helmon scored 21 points, Emily Keiser had 16 career high rebounds, and the 6th seed Michigan beat fifth seed Indiana 65-50 Monday night for her second win over a top-five opponent. this chapter.

Michigan scored the opening nine points of the game and never came late to take the Hoosiers out with their only first-place possession at the Big Ten Conference. The Wolverines never beat a top-five home team, but they did win at the time. 5 Baylor in overtime on December 19.

The Wolverines kept Indiana’s tally with just six points in the third quarter and increased their lead up to 16 in the fourth. Indiana withdrew inside 59-50 with 3:09 left but missed its last four shots as its nine winning streak ended.

Liga Brown and Leila Velia each added 11 points for Michigan (19-2, 10-1 Big Ten). The Wolverines battled spin issues with 25, but used their 52-20 advantage on the glass for a 14 second chance point.

Michigan led 32-30 in the first inning despite flipping more than 17 times.

Nicole Cardano-Hillary scored 16 points and eight shots for Indiana (14-3, 6-1). Grace Berger added 13 points with six rebounds and six shots, and Ali Battberg scored 10. Both Cardano Hillary and Berger scored 6 of 15 field goals, and Batberg was 4 of 13 as the Hoosiers hit only 33.3%, including 3 of 14 from distance: after.

The two teams play again on Thursday. Michigan is on track to take on Illinois and host Indiana Minnesota.

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