GAMEDAY Womens Basketball

Michigan 62, Purdue 49


Associated Press

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Naz Hillmon scored 21 points, Leigha Brown added 20 and No. 12 Michigan returned from a three-week COVID layoff with a 62-49 win over Purdue.

The Wolverines had not played since Jan. 21, a memorable game in which Hillmon set school record for points - male or female - with 50 in an 81-77 loss to No. 11 Ohio State. A department-wide pause in athletic activity followed and six games were postponed.

The Wolverines (11-1, 6-1 Big Ten Conference) may have been a little rusty on offense but certainly not on defense. Michigan shot 39% (21 of 54), including 2 of 15 from 3-point range and had 20 turnovers. However, the defense forced 22 turnovers and had a 39-18 rebounding advantage.

Akienreh Johnson grabbed 12 rebounds and Hillmon 10 for her ninth double-double of the year and 28th of her career. Brown, who had not played since Jan. 3 because of individual cornavirus protocol, was 4 of 13 from the field but 11 of 14 from the foul line. Michigan made 18 of 23 free throws, Purdue 7 of 16.

Kayana Traylor had 15 points for the Boilermakers (6-10, 3-6), who have lost four straight. Madison Layden added 13.

Despite the almost matching turnovers, Michigan got 24 points after miscues to just 12 for Purdue, which was outscored 17-2 on second-chance points after being outrebounded 15-1 on the offensive end.

The lead was double figures throughout the fourth quarter.

February 11, 2021


Michigan
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
N. Hillmon F 37 9-12 3-3 0-0 6-10 0 0 0 3 3 21
H. Brown F 34 3-10 0-0 0-3 0-3 3 2 0 3 3 6
L. Brown G 35 4-13 11-14 1-5 1-2 2 0 1 6 1 20
M. Nolan G 32 2-4 0-0 1-3 1-2 3 0 4 1 4 5
A. Johnson G 31 2-12 4-6 0-3 5-12 1 0 2 2 3 8
A. Dilk 20 1-3 0-0 0-1 0-5 3 0 1 3 2 2
E. Kiser 9 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 0 0 1 1 1 0
D. Rauch 3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 0 1 0 0 0
Totals   201 21-54
(.389)
18-23
(.783)
2-15
(.133)
15-39 13 2 10 20 17 62


Purdue
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
F. Diagne C 14 1-1 0-2 0-0 0-2 0 0 1 2 5 2
K. Traylor G 40 6-13 1-2 2-5 0-1 2 0 3 2 0 15
M. Layden G 38 5-11 0-0 3-5 0-1 2 1 3 0 3 13
T. Farquhar G 30 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-4 2 0 1 5 2 0
B. Moore G 13 2-8 0-0 0-2 0-0 0 0 0 3 0 4
R. Doumbia 28 3-4 4-6 0-1 0-6 3 0 3 4 2 10
N. Gony 16 0-0 0-4 0-0 0-0 1 2 1 1 2 0
R. Kyle 11 0-0 2-2 0-0 0-3 0 1 0 2 5 2
J. Grant 5 1-1 0-0 1-1 0-0 0 0 0 1 2 3
R. Woltman 4 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 1 0
A. Stallings 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals   200 18-39
(.462)
7-16
(.438)
6-14
(.429)
1-18 10 4 12 22 22 49



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