No. 23 Michigan women edge Nebraska in overtime 69-64
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) Katelynn Flaherty got 26 points and set a career scoring record to lead No. 23 Michigan past Nebraska for a 69-64 overtime win Saturday night.
Flaherty was 9 of 17 from the field, including four 3-pointers, and hit all four of her free throws to become the highest-scoring Michigan player in program history. The 5-foot-7 senior entered the game needing just 11 points to tie the 2,442 career points scored by Glenn Rice, who led the Michigan men’s basketball team to an NCAA championship in 1989 and went on to win an NBA championship as well.
In the extra period, Nebraska (12-6, 3-2 Big Ten) quickly jumped out to a 64-62 lead on Grace Mitchell’s layup but was held scoreless the rest of the way.
Hallie Thome tied it at 64 with 2:42 to go on a layup, then put Michigan (15-4, 4-2) on top for good with a pair of free throws with a minute left. Thome score five of her 13 points in OT. Hailey Brown added 12 points for Michigan and Deja Church, who forced overtime with three straight free throws at the end of regulation, had 10 points.
Hannah Whitish led Nebraska with 16 points, Kate Cain added 13 points and Nicea Eliely had 10.