ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) Katelynn Flaherty made five 3-pointers and scored 25 points and No. 25 Michigan defeated Nebraska 88-60 on Thursday night to clinch third place in the Big Ten.
The Wolverines (22-7, 11-4), sit three games behind conference co-leaders Maryland and Ohio State (both 14-1) with one regular-season game remaining. Michigan plays Penn State on Sunday with the conference tournament beginning March 2.
Flaherty bounced back from a four-point outing in Michigan’s loss to Michigan State on Sunday to make 5 of 10 from the arc and 9 of 18 overall. Kysre Gondrezick added 21 points and nine rebounds and Hallie Thome 20 points and seven rebounds. The Wolverines made 11 of 27 3-point tries and scored 21 points off 22 Nebraska turnovers, which included 12 steals, five by Jillian Dunston.
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Jessica Shepard had 12 points, 11 rebounds and five assists for the Cornhuskers (6-21, 2-13) with Allie Havers also scoring 12 points.
Michigan led by 17 after the first quarter and remained in front by double figures, going up by 30 late in the game.