INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Amy Dilk scored 22 points, Naz Hillmon added 20 and seventh-seeded Michigan used a strong third quarter to defeat 10th-seeded Nebraska 81-75 on Thursday night in the second round of the Big Ten tournament.
Leigha Brown and Isabelle Bourne combined for 22 points to put Nebraska on top 42-34 at halftime but the Wolverines took the lead for good with a 13-2 run to open the second half.
Hillmon contributed five points, Akienreh Johnson tied it at 44 with a layup and Maddie Nolan followed with a 3-pointer for the lead.
Michigan (20-10) faces co-champion and 11th-ranked Northwestern, the second seed, in the third quarterfinal game on Friday night.
The Wolverines took a six-point lead into the fourth quarter and pushed that to 12 on two occasions but Nebraska stayed within striking distance. Michigan made 8 of 12 free throws in the fourth.