Ann Arbor — Katelynn Flannery scored 24 points Tuesday night and Michigan advanced to the quarterfinals of the Women’s NIT with a 78-52 victory over San Diego at Crisler Center.
Hallie Thome scored 16 and Madison Ristovski 14 for the Wolverines (20-13), who won 20 games for the fifth consecutive season.
Sierra Thompson had five assists and set the single-season assists record with 170, besting Jenny Ryan, who had 167 in 2012-13.
Michigan will face the Ohio-Temple winner this weekend.
Grand Valley State 59, Pittsburg State 56: Bailey Cairnduff's layup with 1:09 left turned out to be the game-winner for Grand Valley State, which advances to face Alaska Anchorage (37-2) in the Division II semifinals at 9:30 p.m. Wednesday (CBSSN) in Sioux Falls, S.D. Cairnduff's basket came after Mikaela Burgess' 3-pointer gave Pittsburg State (29-5) a one-point lead, 56-55, with 1:36 remaining. Taylor Parmley, who finished with 19 points, sank two free throws with 16 seconds left to seal the victory for Grand Valley State (26-9).
Michigan men’s banquet
The Michigan men’s basketball team will hold its annual postseason celebration Wednesday, April 13, at Crisler Center. Tickets are $60 and are available by calling (866) 296-MTIX or at mgoblue.com.
The event starts at 5:30 p.m. for appetizers and social hour, followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. The awards ceremony and season highlight video follow at 7 p.m.
Former Pistons coach Doug Collins (Illinois State) and ex-Pistons player Mark Aguirre (DePaul) headline the eight-member class that will be inducted into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame in November at Kansas City, Mo.
Joining them are Georgia’s Dominique Wilkins, Kansas State’s Bob Boozer, LaSalle’s Lionel Simmons and UCLA star Jamaal Wilkes, along with coaches Hugh Durham and Mike Montgomery.
... Mississippi State guard Malik Newman says he will declare for the NBA draft, but won’t hire an agent.