Cyesha Goree had a double-double with 18 points and 11 rebounds, and Michigan beat Indiana 82-57 on Thursday night in the opening round of the Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament. Shannon Smith had 16 points and Nicole Elmblad added 15 points and 11 rebounds for the Wolverines, who will advance to play Michigan State on Friday at 6:30 p.m. ET. Watch all Thursday games live on BTN/BTN2Go and look at back at this games stats with the GameTracker.
Indiana (18-12) jumped out to a 7-2 lead but Michigan responded with a 30-8 run and took a 43-28 advantage into the break.
Milika Taufa’s layup with 9:50 to play pulled the Hoosiers within 10 before the Wolverines scored 12 straight to put the game away.
Alexis Gassion led Indiana, which shot 26 percent from 3-point range and 29 percent from the free-throw line, with 12 points.
Thursday’s games (all times ET)
Game 1: No. 8 Ohio State 86, No. 9 Northwestern 77
Game 2: No. 5 Iowa 81, No. 12 Illinois 62
Game 3: No. 7 Michigan 82, No. 10 Indiana 57
Game 4: No. 6 Minnesota vs. No. 11 Wisconsin (about 25 minutes after Game 3, BTN/BTN2Go)