Michigan beats No. 24 Michigan St. in 74-65 upset
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) Katelynn Flaherty scored 21 points, including five 3-pointers, to help Michigan to a 74-65 upset over No. 24 Michigan State on Sunday.
Siera Thompson contributed 17 points and Cyesha Goree added 14 on 6-for-10 shooting while also pulling in nine rebounds for Michigan (10-4, 2-1 Big Ten), which shot 44 percent from the floor and forced 24 turnovers. Shannon Smith had 11 points and seven assists in the win.
Michigan broke away midway through first half with a 12-0 run that included a pair of 3-pointers from Flaherty to make it 25-11 and carried a 41-31 advantage into the break. The Wolverines opened the second half with 10 more unanswered points and held off the Spartans (8-6, 0-3) down the stretch.
Michigan State’s Becca Mills reached 1,000 career points with her first bucket and finished with seven points. Aerial Powers led the Spartans with 26 points and 10 rebounds.