WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Naz Hillmon had 17 factors and 10 rebounds and Laila Phelia scored the go-ahead within the remaining minute for No. 3 Michigan, which beat No. 10 seed South Dakota 52-49 Saturday evening to achieve the Elite Eight for the primary time.
Phelia scored 14 factors and Leigha Brown added 10 for the Wolverines (25-6).
Michigan takes on No. 1 seed Louisville on Monday with a visit to the Last 4 on the road. Louisville beat No. 4 seed Tennessee 76-64 earlier within the day.
South Dakota (29-6) was attempting to change into the fifth seed by double digits to achieve the Elite Eight, however was unsuccessful. Hannah Sjerven had 17 factors and eight rebounds earlier than committing a foul, whereas Chloe Lamb, the Summit League Participant of the Yr with a median of 16 factors per recreation, was restricted to simply six factors.
With the group overwhelmingly on their facet, the Coyotes held the Wolverines with out a basket for 3:40 to start out the sport and led for a lot of the primary half.
Grace Larkins’ three straight factors gave the Coyotes a 25-23 lead within the second quarter, they usually led 26-24 on the break because of Sjerven’s 11 factors. Phelia, who averaged just below 9 factors per recreation for the season, scored 12 within the first half to maintain Michigan within the recreation.
Michigan took a 39-38 lead within the fourth quarter, with Hillmon scoring 9 factors within the third.
A mid-range jumper from Lamb stepped in to stage the sport at 48 with 48.5 seconds remaining.
Phelia made a layup with 22 seconds left, and Brown then made two free throws to place Wolverines by 4.
South Dakota’s Maddie Krull made the primary of two free throws to chop Michigan’s result in 52-49 with 7.5 seconds left. However she missed the second free throw and there was a rush for the ball earlier than it went out of bounds. It was not instantly clear who the ball final touched, however South Dakota received it after the referees’ evaluation.
The Coyotes couldn’t get a clear look as Kyah Watson missed a 3 when time expired.
South Dakota: Lamb, Sjerven and Liv Korngable are super-seniors who returned to race. They did, practically propelling the Coyotes into the Elite Eight for the primary time. The opposite two starters are freshmen. Due to this basis and the assist the Coyotes have acquired alongside the way in which, this system appears to be in good arms.
Michigan: The Wolverines received off to a rocky begin in what was primarily a highway setting and picked up a win regardless of Hillmon not scoring within the first quarter.
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