Former Minneapolis South star Tayler Hill hit three three-pointers and scored 19 points as No. 14 Ohio State held off a late charge to beat Michigan 57-48 in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten women's tournament in Indianapolis on Friday.
Kalpana Beach scored 12 points for the second-seeded Buckeyes (25-5), who shot only 38 percent. Big Ten Player of the Year Samantha Prahalis scored 11 points but went 4-for-15 and turned it over seven times.
Carmen Reynolds scored 14 points and Courtney Boylan 10 for the seventh-seeded Wolverines (20-11).
Michigan used a 10-0 run to cut the deficit to 45-39 with 7:49 left but could not close the gap.
The Buckeyes play No. 24 Nebraska in the semifinals Saturday.
No. 24 Nebraska 80, Iowa 68: Lindsey Moore scored 26 points and two teammates had double-doubles as the Cornhuskers defeated the Hawkeyes in another quarterfinal of the Big Ten women's tournament.
Moore hit 10 of 15 shots, including four three-pointers, and had six assists and five steals for the sixth-seeded Cornhuskers (23-7). Kamille Wahlin and Samantha Logic scored 17 points apiece to lead the third-seeded Hawkeyes (19-11). Morgan Johnson had 12 points and six blocks. Logic added eight rebounds and six assists.
No. 21 Purdue 73, Michigan State 64: Brittany Rayburn scored 29 points to lead the fourth-seeded Boilermakers (22-8) past the fifth-seeded Spartans. Rayburn was 7-for-10 from three-point range. Courtney Moses added 14 points and Chantel Poston scored 10 for Purdue, which will play No. 9 Penn State, the top seed, in Saturday's second semifinal. Lykendra Johnson led Michigan State (20-11) with 23 points.
Coach fired: Illinois women's basketball coach Jolette Law was fired after five seasons. The Illini went 11-19 this season and 69-93 during Law's tenure.
|Seattle - WP: R. Elias||10||FINAL|
|LA Angels - LP: N. Maronde||6|
|Boston||31||2nd Qtr 5:06|
|Sacramento||21||1st Qtr 4:30|
|San Antonio||7:00 PM|
|New Jersey||1||2nd Prd|
|NY Rangers||0||2nd Prd|
|Phoenix||0||1st Prd 11:17|
|Washington||0||1st Prd 6:28|
|Bethune-Cookman||51||2nd Half 9:16|
|Mount St Marys||48||2nd Half|
|Milwaukee||43||1st Half 0:57|
|Delaware State||8:00 PM|
|Miss Valley St||8:00 PM|
|IUPU-Ft Wayne||8:00 PM|
|North Dakota St|
|TX-San Antonio||9:30 PM|
|Alabama A&M||42||2nd Half 10:39|
|Fla Gulf Coast||46|
|East Tenn St||34||2nd Half|
|Kennesaw St||31||2nd Half|
|Louisiana Tech||36||2nd Half|
|St Johns||8:00 PM|
|UC Santa Barbara||8:00 PM|
|TX-San Antonio||8:30 PM|
|Cal State Fullerton||10:30 PM|
|Long Beach St|
|San Diego State||10:30 PM|