Michigan edges Temple to advance to second straight WNIT semifinals

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Michigan edges Temple to advance to second straight WNIT semifinals

Michigan rallied from a 15-point deficit and Hallie Thome scored the go-ahead basket with eight seconds remaining to defeat Temple, 77-76, in the quarterfinals of the WNIT on Monday night at Crisler Center.

[ MORE: Read MGoBlue.com’s full game recap ]

Michigan was down by one point, 76-75, following a Temple basket with 51 seconds remaining. U-M got six looks at the basket on its ensuing possession, capped by Thome grabbing her own miss and converting to nudge the Wolverines in front by one.

Junior Danielle Williams stood in and took a charge on Temple’s next possession, giving the ball back to Michigan with four seconds to go.

Michigan turned the ball over in front of its own bench, giving Temple one last chance to score, but the Owls’ three-pointer fell off the rim, sending the Wolverines to the WNIT semifinals for the second straight season.

The Wolverines will take on Florida Gulf Coast in the WNIT semifinals at 7 p.m. ET Thursday.

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