Sunday’s basketball: Michigan women rout Minnesota

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Ann Arbor — Katelynn Flaherty scored 22 points Sunday, and Hallie Thome had 20 points and 17 rebounds as Michigan’s women’s basketball team beat Minnesota, 84-69.

Kysre Gondrezick scored 17 and Siera Thompson 12 for the Wolverines (15-4, 4-1 Big Ten), who are 10-0 at Crisler Center this season.

Michigan led by nine after the first quarter, then outscored Minnesota, 22-6, in the second to take a 47-22 halftime lead.

Thome had her third double-double in her last five games.

Big Ten men

(At) Indiana 76, Rutgers 52: James Blackmon Jr. scored 16 points and OG Anunoby had 11 points and seven steals to lead Indiana (12-6, 2-3 Big Ten) to its second win in six games.

Corey Sanders scored 15 of his 17 points in the first half and C.J. Gettys added 12 points and seven rebounds for Rutgers (11-8, 0-6), which has lost seven straight overall and five in a row to Indiana.

The Scarlet Knights didn’t make it easy early, though.

They jumped to a 15-6 lead just 6:34 into the game before watching Indiana roar back with a 20-3 run. After another Rutgers basket, the Hoosiers scored 10 straight points to make it 37-23 with 4:23 left.

(At) Northwestern 89, Iowa 54: Scottie Lindsey scored 22 and Bryant McIntosh had 20 as Northwestern rolled.

Northwestern (15-4, 4-2 Big Ten) opened the contest with a quick 8-0 advantage and seldom wavered from there. Iowa nearly closed the gap in the first half, cutting the deficit to three, but the Wildcats quickly answered with a 14-1 run.

Iowa (11-8, 3-3) entered Sunday averaging 83.0 points per game, but was stifled from start to finish, shooting just 35.3 percent.

Peter Jok, who led the Big Ten with 22.9 points per game, was held to four points, snapping a streak of 22 games where he scored in double figures.

Top 25 men

No. 22 Cincinnati 55, (at) East Carolina 46: Kyle Washington had 16 points and 11 rebounds and Cincinnati won its eighth straight.

Jacob Evans III scored 10 for the Bearcats (15-2, 5-0 American Athletic Conference). Cincinnati extended its longest winning streak since the 2013-14 team reeled off 15 straight.

Freshman Elijah Hughes scored 18 in his first start and fellow freshman Jeremy Sheppard had 13 for East Carolina (9-10, 1-5), which has lost five in a row.

No. 25 Southern California 71, (at) Colorado 68: Chimezie Metu scored a career-high 24 points, including a go-ahead hook shot with 29 seconds left, as Southern California held off slumping Colorado.

Metu arched a shot over his defender moments after Xavier Johnson (15 points) gave the Buffaloes (10-8, 0-5 Pac-12) a one-point lead on a 3-pointer. George King (16 points) had a final chance to tie it at the buzzer, but the ball bounced off the rim.

USC (16-3, 3-3) trailed by as many as 11 points midway through the opening half and rallied back, which seems to be nothing new for this team. The Trojans have eight comeback wins this season when falling behind by nine or more points.