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Balanced Scoring Attack Propels Michigan Beyond Visiting Rutgers

»Michigan had a trio of double-digit scorers in Naz Hillmon (19), Leigha Brown (19), and Maddie Nolan ( 14). UM shot 56.3 percent from the field and 60.0 percent from three-point range.
»Michigan's nine three-point field goals set a season-high.
» Margin of 29-point victory was Michigan's largest in the series against Rutgers. UM has won four straight Crisler games against the Scarlet Knights.

Site: Ann Arbor, Michigan (Crisler Center)
Score: # 8 Michigan 76 , Rutgers 47
Registers: UM (13-2, 4-1 B1G), UK (7-10, 0-5 B1G)
Next UM event: Thursday, January 16 – at Penn State (State College, Pa.), 7 pm

ANN ARBOR, Michigan – The University of Michigan women's basketball team, ranked No. 8, used a 17-2 streak in the first quarter after falling behind 4-0 to take control of the game, defeating Rutgers 76-47 on Sunday afternoon (January 9). ) at Crisler Center.

Michigan had a trio of double-digit scorers in Naz Hillmon (19 points, six rebounds, four assists), Leigha Brown (19 points, three boards, two assists) and Maddie Nolan (14 points). Nolan was 4-of-4 from deep while Michigan was 60.0 percent (9-of-14) from 3-point range. The Wolverines shot 56.3 percent from the field (27 of 48) in the game and dished out 13 assists, led by four from Hillmon and Amy Dilk .

Michigan was at an early 4-0 hole before scoring 17 of the next 19 points for a 17-6 lead after 10 minutes. Consecutive 3s by Dilk and Brown capped a 12-0 streak to end the first quarter.

Rutgers scored first in the second quarter, but Hillmon found Nolan for his second 3-pointer of the day to fuel a streak of 8 -0 for the Wolverines to extend the lead to 25-8 with 7:51 left.


The Scarlet Knights closed at 10, 27-17, before Nolan's third triple ignited a 10-0 run that was capped by a Hillmon layup with 3:16 left on the second watch. fourth when Michigan's lead increased to 20.


U-M came into the break with a 44-29 lead thanks to the force of 8 of 10 shots from distance, keeping pace with Nolan's 4-of-4 effort. Michigan shot 61.9 percent (13-of-21) in the first 20 minutes while limiting Rutgers to 39.3 percent shooting (11-of-28). In addition to Nolan's 12 points, Brown had 16 points in the first half.

Michigan kept their foot on the gas in the third quarter, leading by as much as 31 in the frame behind Hillmon seven points and six. from Cameron Williams . Michigan made 10 of its 16 shots in the third quarter, and Rutgers made just three of its 11 attempts.

The Maize and Blue scored seven in a row on a Dilk free throw and three consecutive layups by Hillmon, forcing a Rutgers timeout with 5:41 remaining and the home team leading 75-41.

Michigan held control the rest of the way, winning 76-47 over Rutgers.

UM is on the road two in a row, beginning with a trip Thursday (Jan. 13) to Penn State. The game is scheduled for 7 p.m. notice.

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