Thursday's college basketball: UM's Flaherty sets record in rout
Ann Arbor — Katelynn Flaherty had a school record 10 3-pointers and scored 33 points, Hallie Thome had a double-double and No. 21 Michigan used a 20-0 run in the first quarter to roll to an 89-69 win over Penn State in the Big Ten opener on Thursday night.
It was also coach Kim Barnes Arico’s 123rd win in her six seasons with the Wolverines (12-2), who have won eight straight, tying her with current Central Michigan coach Sue Guevara for the most wins at the school.
Flaherty had the previous single-game record for 3-pointers with eight. Thome had 21 points and 13 rebounds and Nicole Munger had 15 points. Jillian Dunston had 11 rebounds, the sixth time in the last seven games she has reached double figures as Michigan had a 48-33 rebounding advantage.
Flaherty had back-to-back 3-pointers in the run and four in the first quarter when the Wolverines opened a 21-8 lead. Thome had nine points in the run. Penn State missed seven straight shots, going without a basket for almost 7½ minutes. It was the 12th time in 20 quarters Michigan held an opponent to single digits.
Teniya Page had 19 points for the Nittany Lions (9-5) and Amari Carter had 16.
More state women
Michigan State 68, (at) Indiana 46: Branndais Agee scored 21, Jenna Allen had 14 and Taya Reimer 12 for Michigan State (11-3, 1-0 Big Ten) in the Big Ten opener for both teams.
(At) Youngstown State 76, Detroit Mercy 59: Zoey Oatis scored a career-high 22 points, with 18 coming in the second half, and Brianne Cohen had 14 points for Detroit (0-12, 0-1) in the Horizon League opener for both teams.
(At) Cleveland State 70, Oakland 62: Taylor Gleason scored 16, Leah Somerfield had 14 points and 12 rebounds, and Cierra Bond added 13 points for Oakland (7-5, 0-1), which fell in its Horizon League opener.
Oakland 76, (at) Milwaukee 68: Kendrick Nunn scored 36, including five 3-pointers, and Martez Walker 14 for Oakland (9-5, 1-0) in the Horizon League opener for both teams.
(At) Green Bay 95, Detroit Mercy 83: Freshman Jermaine Jackson Jr. scored 25 and Kam Chatman 22 for Detroit (4-10, 0-1 Horizon).
Top 25 men
(At) No. 20 Gonzaga 81, Pacific 48: Rui Hachimura scored 19 points and Josh Perkins added 16 as Gonzaga won its 22nd consecutive West Coast Conference opener.
Zach Norvell Jr. scored 13 points for Gonzaga (11-3, 1-0), which has beaten Pacific 11 consecutive times.
Jahlil Tripp scored nine points to lead Pacific (5-9, 0-1), which has lost five games in a row.
(At) No. 23 Seton Hall 90, No. 25 Creighton 84: Khadeen Carrington hit a go-ahead layup with 2:05 to play and Seton Hall rallied from a 13-point second-half deficit in the Big East Conference opener for both schools.
Desi Rodriguez led the Pirates (12-2, 1-0) with 23 points. Carrington finished with 18, Myles Powell had 17 and Angel Delgado added 18 points and 14 rebounds before fouling out late.
Martin Krampelj had a career-high 23 points and 10 rebounds for Creighton (10-3, 0-1), which had a five-game winning streak snapped. Marcus Foster, who hurt his right leg early, finished with 14, but only two in the second half. Khyri Thomas had 13 for the Bluejays, who did not score in the final 3:32.