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Women’s Top 25 Capsules: Hallie Thome helps No. 19 Michigan women top No. 8 Ohio State 84-75

A group of balls is added to by players as they attempt to fill the basket during Connecticut's practice for the NCAA Women's Final Four college basketball tournament Saturday, April 3, 2010, in San Antonio, Texas. Connecticut plays Baylor in a national semifinal game Sunday. (Eric Gay / Associated Press)
A group of balls is added to by players as they attempt to fill the basket during Connecticut's practice for the NCAA Women's Final Four college basketball tournament Saturday, April 3, 2010, in San Antonio, Texas. Connecticut plays Baylor in a national semifinal game Sunday. (Eric Gay / Associated Press)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Hallie Thome scored 27 points and No. 19 Michigan rallied to beat No. 8 Ohio State 84-75 on Tuesday night, handing the Buckeyes their first Big Ten loss.

Katelynn Flaherty had 21 points and Nicole Munger added a career-high 20 for Michigan (16-4, 5-2), which trailed by five at halftime. The Wolverines earned their third straight win and avenged an overtime loss to the Buckeyes on Jan. 7.

Ohio State (16-3, 5-1) shot 36.1 percent (26 for 72) in its first loss since Nov. 30. Stephanie Mavunga paced the Buckeyes with 21 points.

The Buckeyes went 3 for 17 from the field in the third quarter, helping the Wolverines grab the lead. Kelsey Mitchell made two foul shots with 9:21 left to get Ohio State within two, but Michigan held on.

(14) Maryland 74, Indiana 70

COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Kaila Charles scored 14 of her 16 points in the second half, leading Maryland to the victory.

Charles made a shot off the glass to give Maryland a 73-70 lead with 41 seconds left. Stephanie Jones blocked a shot at the other end and Eleanna Christinaki made 1 of 2 free throws for a four-point lead with 10.7 seconds remaining.

Indiana’s Amanda Cahill and Tyra Buss each missed a 3-pointer on the final possession of the game.

Kristen Confroy scored 15 points for Maryland (16-3, 5-1 Big Ten), and Jones had 13 points, nine rebounds and four steals.

Cahill and Jaelynn Penn each scored 18 points for Indiana (8-12, 1-6).

Nebraska 74, No. 20 Iowa 65

LINCOLN, Neb. – Maddie Simon scored 19 points and Hannah Whitish had 18, helping Nebraska to the win.

Jasmine Cincore’s three-point play on a fast break extended Nebraska’s lead to 70-63 with 1:21 to go. Hannah Stewart scored at the other end but Iowa went scoreless from there.

Taylor Kissinger had 12 points and eight rebounds for Nebraska (13-6, 4-2 Big Ten). Kate Cain, who entered ranked fifth nationally in blocked shots at 3.5 per game, had five blocks and six points.

Megan Gustafson had 29 points and 18 rebounds for her NCAA-leading 18th double-double of the season for Iowa (15-4, 3-3).


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