Mitchell leads No. 7 Ohio State to 97-93 win over Michigan

Michigan head coach Kim Barnes Arico disputes a call during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Ohio State, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016, in Ann Arbor, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) Kelsey Mitchell scored 27 points to help No. 7 Ohio State beat Michigan 97-93 on Thursday night.

Shayla Cooper added 25 points and 13 rebounds for the Buckeyes (13-5, 6-1 Big Ten).

Katelynn Flaherty led Michigan (11-7, 3-4) with 22 points, the 12th straight game where she had scored at least 19. Hallie Thome added 21 points and 12 rebounds, while Michigan's Kelsey Mitchell scored 14, including 12 in the first half.

Ohio State threatened to blow the game open early, leading 31-17 after one quarter, but Michigan's Kelsey Mitchell led a second-quarter rally that had the Wolverines back within 49-42 at the half. Both Mitchells led their team in scoring in the half – Ohio State's with 20 and Michigan's with 12.

Flaherty's five points in the first four minutes of the third quarter had Michigan within 58-53, but they couldn't string together another stop to get back within one possession.