ROUNDUP UM women rally, beat Marquette
Ann Arbor — Katelynn Flaherty scored seven of her 27 points in the final two minutes and No. 24 Michigan took the lead in the third quarter before holding off Marquette, 82-76, on Thursday night.
Marquette (4-4) led by nine in the second quarter but the Wolverines (7-2) scored the last five to close within 33-29. The run continued for another seven points in the third quarter with Nicole Munger’s 3-pointer giving Michigan the lead.
An 8-0 run turned into a 12-2 surge when Flaherty hit back-toback buckets and Michigan eventually took a 57-46 lead into the fourth quarter.
The lead reached 16 points with 7:46 remaining before Marquette stormed back. After a 9-0 run, Erika Davenport had four free throws in 13 seconds to cut it to 68-65 with 4:58 to play and her layup 35 seconds later cut it to two.
Flaherty’s 3-point play with 1:46 to go made it a six-point game. Flaherty hit four straight free throws to help seal it.
Hallie Thome had 17 points for Michigan and Jillian Dunston had 14 rebounds.
Davenport led Marquette with 23 points, matching her career high, Allazia Blockton had 19 points and 11 rebounds and Danielle King scored 19.
More state women
Central Michigan 94, (at) Southern Illinois-Edwardsville 56: Cassie Breen scored 20, Reyna Frost 16 with 18 rebounds and Micaela Kelly 13 for Central Michigan (7-1).
Lauren White scored 14 for SIUE (3-4).
(At) Ashland 120, Wayne State 70: Laina Snyder scored 25 for Ashland (9-0, 3-0 GLIAC). Jessica Murphy scored 13 for Wayne State (6-3, 1-2).
Top 25 men
(At) No. 21 Purdue 80, Valparaiso 50: Vincent Edwards scored 15, Carson Edwards and Isaac Haas finished with 10 each for Purdue (9-2).
Purdue used aggressive defense and fast-paced offense, to force 11 turnovers in the first half that resulted in 11 points.
Joe Burton scored 19 for Valpo (8-1).
Florida coach Mike White walked through the basketball facility Thursday carrying a cup of coffee in one hand and an ink pen in the other.
Given how the fifth-ranked Gators have played recently, the need for both was obvious: Late nights ahead and new ideas to draw up.
Florida (5-3) has lost three consecutive games, including two in three days to unranked opponents at home.
It’s a significant slide that has White reassessing everything about his seemingly overrated team.
“None of it’s been shocking,” White said. “We’re just a very average defensive and rebounding team, and when we’re not making shots, it’s hard to beat anybody.”
Keatts out of hospital
The South Carolina State player who collapsed on the court during a weekend game at North Carolina State has been released from the hospital.
N.C. State coach Kevin Keatts said Thursday he had just spoken with Tyvoris Solomon and his father as they headed home. Rex Hospital spokesman Alan Wolf confirmed in an email to The Associated Press that Solomon had been discharged.
Solomon, a redshirt senior, collapsed near the team’s bench during the first half of S.C. State’s 103-71 loss. Emergency medical personnel administered chest compressions before Solomon was taken from the court on a stretcher and to the hospital.