Ohio State stifles late Michigan run

  • Article by: ASSOCIATED PRESS
  • Updated: March 2, 2012 - 11:27 PM

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.

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