GAMEDAY Womens Basketball

Michigan 86, Michigan State 82


(AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
Associated Press

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Naz Hillmon had 31 points and seven rebounds, Leigha Brown added 20 points, five rebounds and four assists, and No. 11 Michigan beat rival Michigan State 86-82.

Hillmon and Brown combined for a 7-0 run to give Michigan a 79-69 lead with 3:09 remaining. The duo scored 12 of Michigan's final 14 points despite both playing the entire fourth quarter with four fouls. Hillmon scored six points in five fourth-quarter minutes and Brown added six points in seven minutes.

Akienreh Johnson had 11 points and nine rebounds for Michigan (12-1, 7-1 Big Ten Conference), which beat Michigan State for the third straight time - its longest streak in the series since 1999-02.

Hillmon made all five of her field goals in the first quarter and scored 12 points to help Michigan lead 22-14. She scored 20 points on 8-of-9 shooting in the first half, and finished 12 of 14.

Nia Clouden led Michigan State (11-6, 6-6) with a career-high 34 points. She was 11 of 19 from the field and 9 of 11 at the free-throw line. Alyza Winston added 18 points.

February 16, 2021


Michigan State
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
A. Smith F 19 1-3 6-6 0-0 1-5 0 0 0 3 1 8
N. Clouden G 35 11-19 9-11 3-6 1-8 1 0 0 2 3 34
J. Ayrault G 22 2-7 0-0 1-3 0-2 0 3 0 0 2 5
M. Joiner G 22 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 0 0 0 1 0 0
J. Crooms G 21 1-5 1-2 0-0 0-1 2 2 0 1 3 3
A. Winston 27 8-15 1-1 1-4 1-1 0 0 1 0 2 18
T. Parks 21 2-4 0-0 0-0 3-6 0 1 2 2 4 4
T. Ozment 20 3-5 0-0 0-0 1-3 0 0 1 0 1 6
M. Cook 12 1-5 2-2 0-1 0-0 0 0 1 1 5 4
Totals   199 29-63
(.460)
19-22
(.864)
5-14
(.357)
8-32 3 6 5 10 21 82


Michigan
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
N. Hillmon F 33 12-14 7-9 0-0 3-7 1 0 1 0 4 31
H. Brown F 32 3-11 0-0 1-7 1-3 1 1 0 4 4 7
A. Johnson G 38 5-12 1-2 0-3 1-9 3 1 2 4 1 11
L. Brown G 31 6-14 6-8 2-5 1-5 4 0 0 1 4 20
A. Dilk G 29 2-6 2-2 0-1 1-3 4 0 0 2 1 6
M. Nolan 26 3-5 0-0 2-4 1-5 2 0 1 1 2 8
E. Kiser 7 1-2 1-2 0-1 2-3 1 0 0 0 2 3
D. Rauch 4 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0
M. Sidor 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals   201 32-64
(.500)
17-23
(.739)
5-21
(.238)
11-37 16 2 4 12 18 86



Officials: Mark Zentz, Gina Cross, Felicia Grinter
Attendance: 50




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