Dilk, Hillmon lift Michigan women past Huskers in Big Ten

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Amy Dilk scored 22 points, Naz Hillmon added 20 and seventh-seeded Michigan used a strong third quarter to defeat 10th-seeded Nebraska 81-75 on Thursday night in the second round of the Big Ten tournament.

Leigha Brown and Isabelle Bourne combined for 22 points to put Nebraska on top 42-34 at halftime but the Wolverines took the lead for good with a 13-2 run to open the second half.

Hillmon contributed five points, Akienreh Johnson tied it at 44 with a layup and Maddie Nolan followed with a 3-pointer for the lead.

Michigan (20-10) faces co-champion and 11th-ranked Northwestern, the second seed, in the third quarterfinal game on Friday night.

The Wolverines took a six-point lead into the fourth quarter and pushed that to 12 on two occasions but Nebraska stayed within striking distance. Michigan made 8 of 12 free throws in the fourth.

Hillmon and Nolan had seven rebounds each and Dilk had six assists. Nolan also had four steals.

Brown finished with 22 points and Bourne 16 for the Cornhuskers (17-13).

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