State College, Pa. — One streak continued for the University of Michigan women’s basketball team, and it helped end another.
Sophomore Katelynn Flaherty scored 23 points — her 11th consecutive game scoring at least 19 points — and the Wolverines held off Penn State, 91-87. Michigan (11-6, 4-4 Big Ten) won at Penn State for the first time since Feb. 25, 2001, a span of 15 games.
“It’s not an easy place to get a win,” Michigan coach Kim Barnes-Arico said. “To come away with a win is satisfying.”
Penn State’s late bid to win was thwarted by the Wolverines, who made 13 of 14 free throws in the final 49 seconds. Overall, the Wolverines were 27-of-33 from the line.
Michigan seemed in control with a 69-53 lead with 7:41 to play, but Penn State followed with a 7-0 run.
Flaherty, who entered the game third in the Big Ten and 11th nationally at 22.1 points per game, hit 4 of 5 3-pointers and made 9 of 10 free throws. She also had four assists.
Hallie Thome hit 8 of 9 shots and scored 18 points to go with four blocks.
Madison Ristovski contributed a season-high 15 points and six rebounds. Jillian Dunston had 10 points and eight rebounds, and Siera Thompson scored nine points and had eight assists.
Teniya Page, Penn State’s leading scorer at 14.6 points per game, scored 31 points to lead the Nittany Lions (1-5, 6-11). Penn State has lost five in a row after opening the Big Ten season with a victory.
The Wolverines have won two in a row since snapping a seven-game losing streak against the Nittany Lions.
Michigan next plays Thursday at home against Ohio State. Tipoff is 6 p.m.
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No. 10 SMU 60, (at) Tulane 45: Markus Kennedy scored 13 points and SMU (17-0. 6-0) American Athletic Conference) overcame uncharacteristically poor shooting, pulling away late to remain the nation’s only unbeaten Division I team.
Jordan Tolbert and Nic Moore scored 12 each for the Mustangs, who shot a season-worst 40.4 percent and did not take the lead for good until Ben Moore’s running floater as he was fouled made it 33-30 with 12:41 to go.
(At) Florida State 69, No. 13 Virginia 62: Dwayne Bacon scored 18 and Florida State broke a five-game losing streak against ranked teams.
The Seminoles (12-5, 2-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) trailed 39-36 early in the second half, but took control with a 12-3 run as Malik Beasley had five points. Florida State’s previous win over a ranked team was a 55-54 victory against Miami last season.
Beasley finished with 17 points, 14 in the second half. Xavier Rathan-Mayes added 11 points.
London Parrantes led the Cavaliers (13-4, 2-3) with 19 points while Anthony Gill added 13 and Malcolm Brogdon 10.