Jan 5, 2014; Columbus, OH, USA; Michigan Wolverines guard Madison Ristovski (1) shoots under pressure from Ohio State Buckeyes guard Cait Craft (13) at The Schottenstein Center. Mandatory Credit: Greg Bartram-USA TODAY Sports

Michigan Women's Hoops: Michigan at Ohio State -- Recap

GBMWolverine Basketball TidbitsPosted at 10:00pm — 1/5/2014

Michigan Women’s Hoops: Michigan at Ohio State — Recap

Michigan takes care of business and Nuts

From MGoBlue:
Site: Columbus, Ohio (Value City Arena)
Score: Michigan 64, Ohio State 49
Records: U-M (10-4, 1-0 Big Ten), OSU (11-7, 1-1 Big Ten)
Next U-M Event: Thursday, Jan. 9 — vs. Wisconsin (Crisler Center), 7 p.m.

The University of Michigan women’s basketball team held Ohio State without a point over the final 7:23 of the first half to take control of the game, knocking off the Buckeyes, 64-49, on Sunday afternoon (Jan. 5) at Value City Arena.

Jan 5, 2014; Columbus, OH, USA; Michigan Wolverines guard Nicole Elmblad (14) drives into position to shoot under pressure from Ohio State Buckeyes forward Martina Ellerbe (23) at The Schottenstein Center. Michigan won the game 64-49. Mandatory Credit: Greg Bartram-USA TODAY Sports

Junior guard Nicole Elmblad (St. Ignace, Mich./LaSalle) recorded her fifth double-double of the season, scoring 10 points with 12 rebounds. Freshman guard Siera Thompson (Gardena, Calif./Serra) went for 18 points, two assists and two steals, with junior guard Shannon Smith (Gastonia, N.C./Forestview [Trinity Valley CC]) chipping in 17 points and three assists. U-M outrebounded OSU, 48-33, led by junior forward Cyesha Goree (Grand Rapids, Mich./Wyoming Park) and Elmblad each with 12. For the game, U-M shot 92.9 percent (26-for-28) from the free throw line, including a perfect 20-for-20 mark in the second half.

Ohio State scored the game’s first basket, a three-pointer that was originally ruled a two-pointer, before replay reversed the call. Michigan scored 12 of the game’s next 16 points for a 12-7 lead off a Smith putback to force an OSU timeout with 12:42 on the clock. The Wolverines kept at least a five-point cushion the rest of the half.

Jan 5, 2014; Columbus, OH, USA; Michigan Wolverines forward/center Val Driscoll (34) grabs a rebound at The Schottenstein Center. Mandatory Credit: Greg Bartram-USA TODAY Sports

Michigan took a 25-13 lead into the break, holding Ohio State without a point for the final 7:23 of the half. Thompson led all scorers with nine points, with Smith chipping in six. Goree hauled down nine boards in the half, as senior forward Val Driscoll (Stoughton, Mass./Archbishop William) and Elmblad each grabbed six. U-M outrebounded the Buckeyes, 28-18, during the first 20 minutes of action and held Ohio State to 18.8 percent (6-for-32) shooting.

U-M’s first eight points of the second half came from the free throw line, before Thompson nailed her second trey of the contest for a 36-19 U-M lead, forcing an OSU timeout with 14:44 remaining. The Wolverines pushed their lead to 19 points, 43-24, on a corner three from freshman guard Paige Rakers (Carlyle, Ill./Carlyle) with 11:44 on the clock.

The Wolverines led by as many as 21 in the second half, staking that lead off a pair of Thompson free throws.

Michigan returns home on Thursday (Jan. 9), hosting Wisconsin at 7 p.m.

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