Today, the Women's basketball team beat the Western Michigan Broncos in Crisler, 74-47. Some highlights:
Katelyn Flaherty led the Wolverines in scoring with 18 points on 8-13 shooting. She hit shots from all over the floor, also going 2-5 from behind the arc.
Shannon Smith sniffed a triple double, with 7 pts 9 reb and 7 ast. Most of her assists came in transition, after WMU was stymied by Michigan's 2-3 zone.
Cyesha Goree was all-around dominant, with 14 points and 14 boards on 6-9 shooting. She could have had even gaudier numbers had she not been pulled with about 5 minutes to go.
The women's team could be one to look out for this year, as their 5 freshmen (Flaherty included) compose the best recruiting class in program history (no. 23 in the nation), and they return almost all of their main contributors from last year's NIT run. Today's win brought them to 3-1 on the season, and after today they are shooting about 43% from behind the arc on the year- I guess long distance shooting isn't just exclusive to the men.
Just a quick update, in case y'all needed something to brighten an otherwise dismal sports weekend.
Iowa vs. Syracuse on ESPN2 now and BC vs. WVU on the U. Later it's Cal vs. Texas and Charlotte vs. South Carolina and Loyola(IL) at MSU.
Cal just beat Syracuse by 14 points and SMU lost to IU earlier by 6. Michigans schedule just lost 2 ranked teams in a few hours. This makes me feel much better about the next 10 games. In the end you have to win your games but does this make those to games must wins especially since their at home. Discuss
#12 Villanova just squeaked by Bucknell at home.
Hass went off again, with over 30 points for Bucknell. Bucknell was hosed quite a bit near the end by the refs.
Bucknell took the lead off a 3 with under minute left. Bucknell "fouled" Villanova, tying it at 65. On Bucknell's next possession, they lost it out of bounds and that was that.
Pretty interesting that the team Michigan absolutely slaughtered gave #12 Villanova all they could handle, at Villanova.
This is not OT, because Michigan may play Villanova next Tuesday in the Legends Classic.
Each Legends Classic team that's going to Brooklyn struggled with a mid-major.
- Michigan with Detroit
- Oregon with Detroit
- VCU with Toledo
- Villanova with Bucknell
Oregon still has a game left in their regional bracket against Toledo tomorrow night. Here's all the results thus far from the entire Legends Classic field in case you don't have the bracket printed/haven't seen it-
Michigan 77 Bucknell 53
Villanova 81 UMES 44
Oregon 83 Detroit 66
VCU 87 Toledo 78
Michigan 71 Detroit 62
VCU 106 UMES 66
Villanova 72 Bucknell 65
No one? here it is
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