Madison, Wis. — Katelynn Flaherty scored 20 of her 25 points in the second half, Hallie Thome added 20 points and No. 22 Michigan pulled away for an 80-57 win over Wisconsin on Thursday night that gave coach Kim Barnes Arico the most wins in school history.
Thome opened the game with a pair of baskets in the first minute and the Wolverines (13-3, 2-1 Big Ten Conference) never trailed en route to giving Barnes Arico her 124th win in six seasons. Barnes Arico had been tied with Sue Guevara.
Flaherty had a 3-point play in a closing 7-0 run that put Michigan up 18-11 after one quarter.
Deja Church added 10 points, eight in the second half when Michigan shot 55 percent (17 of 31).
Flaherty was 9 of 21 after an uncharacteristic 0-for-6 from 3-point range. The school record holder with 341 in her career, Flaherty had 19 on 46 percent shooting in the previous three games. She has moved within 56 points of tying Glen Rice as the all-time leader scorer at Michigan, male or female.
Wisconsin (7-9, 0-3) was led by Courtney Frederickson with 16 points but the Badgers were done in by 22 turnovers that were turned into 20 points. Michigan also dominated inside, scoring 46 points in the paint to just 14 for Wisconsin.
More state women
Northern Kentucky 78, (at) Detroit Mercy 67: Anja Marinkovic scored 23, Brianne Cohen had 11 points and 10 rebounds and Nicole Urbanick added 10 points for Detroit (0-14, 0-3 Horizon).
Wright State 77, (at) Oakland 57: Cierra Bond finished with 14 points for Oakland (8-6, 1-2 Horizon).
Wayne State 76, (at) Ferris State 72: Nastassja Chambers had 26 points and 13 rebounds, Shannon Wilson scored 14 and Ja'Nae Williams added 13 for Wayne State (8-4, 3-3 GLIAC). Alexis Bush had 22 points for Ferris State (8-6, 2-4).
(At) Ferris State 86, Wayne State 80: Reigning GLIAC player of the year Zach Hankins had 27 points, 11 rebounds and six blocked shots for Ferris State (15-1, 5-1). Marcus Moore had a career-high 25 points, Ronald Booth scored 15 and Latin Davis and Chuck Key each added 13 points for Wayne State (6-5, 4-2).
Big Ten men
Ohio State 92, (at) Iowa 81: Keita Bates-Diop had 27 points and 13 rebounds, Jae’Sean Tate had 18 points and Ohio State cruised past Iowa for its seventh win in its last eight games.
Kam Williams scored 13 points for the surging Buckeyes (12-4, 3-0), who also notched their sixth road win in their last eight tries at Iowa.
Ohio State jumped all over the Hawkeyes (9-8, 0-4) at the outset, grabbing a 17-point lead late in the first half. Iowa went on a 12-0 run to climb within five early in the second half, but the Buckeyes’ lead was back up to 15 after a 10-0 run.
Tyler Cook scored 21 points with nine boards and Jordan Bohannon had 15 points with 10 assists to lead Iowa, which has dropped two straight.
Top 25 men
(At) Colorado 90, No. 4 Arizona State 81 (OT): Namon Wright scored five of his 19 points in overtime, including two crucial free throws at the end, for Colorado.
Down 11-0 to start the game, the Buffaloes (9-6, 1-2 Pac-12) steadily whittled away and opened up a six-point lead with 1:17 remaining in regulation. But the Sun Devils (12-2, 0-2) stormed back, with Mickey Mitchell tying the game at 74 with 5 seconds left on an emphatic dunk.
In overtime, the Buffaloes hit six straight free throws down the stretch. It was the highest-ranked team Colorado has beaten since knocking off No. 3 Texas on Feb. 4, 2003. The Colorado fans stormed the court to celebrate.
McKinley Wright added 19 points and George King chipped in 18 as Colorado snapped a three-game skid, including two straight to start conference play.
Tra Holder had 24 points for Arizona State before fouling out in OT.
(At) No. 9 Wichita State 81, Houston 63: Landry Shamet scored 18 points in just 22 minutes to lead Wichita State.
Wichita State (12-2, 2-0 American Athletic Conference) made nine of its first 11 3-point shots and led by as many as 25 in the first half. Starting guards Shamet and Conner Frankamp (15 points) were a combined 12 of 15 from the field.
Rob Gray led Houston (12-3, 2-1) with 13 points, six below his season average. He was 6 of 14 from the field.
No. 14 Arizona 94, (at) Utah 82: Deandre Ayton scored 24 points and grabbed 14 rebounds for Arizona.
The Wildcats (12-3, 2-0 Pac-12) have won nine straight.
Rawle Atkins finished with 22 points for Arizona and Parker Jackson-Cartwright added 19.
Sedrick Barefield led Utah (10-4, 2-1) with 23 points and David Collette added 19.
Utah rallied from a 17-point deficit to tie the game late, but couldn’t pull off the upset.
No. 19 Cincinnati 55, (at) Temple 53: Jacob Evans III hit the winner with .4 seconds to play for Cincinnati and the Bearcats got a needed assist from a soaring water bottle.
The Bearcats (13-2, 2-0 American) rallied down the stretch to win their sixth straight game.
Temple led by two points when a turnover and on offensive foul caused coach Fran Dunphy to angrily smack a water bottle on the scorer’s table and send the plastic container to the court. Dunphy was whistled for the technical. Gary Clark made one of two free throws to cut the Bearcats’ deficit to one.
Kyle Washington put the Bearcats ahead 52-50 on a 3-pointer from the wing and Evans hit the jumper in the final second to win it.
Washington led the Bearcats with 18 points and Evans had 14.
Obi Enechionyia led the Owls (7-7, 0-3) with 14 points. The Owls have lost four straight games.
No. 19 Gonzaga 89, (at) Pepperdine 59: Killian Tillie had 22 points and eight rebounds to lead Gonzaga.
Johnathan Williams scored 13 points and Rui Hachimura had 12 points and six rebounds for the Bulldogs (13-3, 3-0 West Coast Conference), who have not lost to Pepperdine since 2002.
Gonzaga outscored Pepperdine 48-14 in the paint and had a 36-13 edge off the bench, with Corey Kispert adding nine points and eight rebounds. Zach Norvell Jr. scored all 10 of his points in the second half.
Eric Cooper Jr. had a season-high 19 points for the Waves (3-12, 0-3).