Recap courtesy of MGoBlue.com
EVANSTON, Ill. -- The University of Michigan women's basketball team trailed by as many as 13 points but took the lead with 16:02 remaining and never relinquished it in a 73-66 win at Northwestern on Saturday evening (Jan. 17) at Welsh-Ryan Arena. Michigan was paced by the trio of senior Cyesha Goree (18 points, six rebounds), senior Shannon Smith (20 points, five rebounds, four assists) and sophomore Siera Thompson (20 points, six assists, three rebounds and two steals). Senior Nicole Elmblad scored three points with nine rebounds and three assists, with freshman Katelynn Flaherty chipping in eight points off the bench. Michigan shot 51.5 percent (17-for-33) from the floor in the second half to finish the game at a 42.0 percent (29-for-69) clip. The Wolverine defense forced 21 turnovers and Michigan outrebounded the Wildcats by one, 37-36.