Nia Clouden sparked a third quarter comeback and Michigan State defeated rival No. On Thursday night, 4 Michigan defeated 63 to 57.

The Spartans (13-05, 7-5 Big Ten), snapped the Wolverines eight-game winning streak.

Michigan (20-3, 11-2 Big Ten), shot 40.4% from field, their lowest score since Jan. 4, when they lost to Nebraska. The Spartans ended the game with a score of 46%.

The Wolverines’ Naz Hillmon scored 27 points and grabbed nine rebounds. This was their second consecutive game without Leigha Brown, their senior leader. Michigan’s bench players did not score, compared with the Spartans’ 15 point total.

Clouden led the Spartans with 20 points. Tamara Farquhar scored 11 points. Dee Dee Hagemann had seven boards and nine assists.


BOSTON (AP), Diamond Johnson scored six of her 22 points overtime to help North Carolina State beat Boston College.

Kayla Jones scored 17 points and grabbed 11 rebounds for N.C. State (22-2, 13-1 Atlantic Coast Conference). Raina Perez scored 13 points. Kai Crutchfield, Elissa Cunane finished each with 12.

Cameron Swartz led the Eagles (15-9 and 6-7), scoring 24 points, with 18 coming in the first half. Taylor Soule had 16 points and 10 rebounds.

Johnson’s jumper was short enough to give N.C State an advantage of 76-74 with 2:09 remaining in overtime. BC won the ball and Crutchfield scored a traditional 3-point play with 1:23 remaining.


SOUTH BEND (Ind.) (AP) — Maddy Westbeld had 21 points and a career-high four 3-pointers. Maya Dodson scored a double-double, while Notre Dame beat Miami.

Sonia Citron had 15 points, eight rebounds, five assists, and three steals for Fighting Irish (19-5 Atlantic Coast Conference, 10-3 Atlantic Coast Conference). They bounced back after a loss to Florida State to improve their home record to 12-0. Dodson had 12 points and 10 boards in her sixth double-double. All of these were achieved in the nine previous games.

Westbeld had eight rebounds for her birthday, and freshman Oliva Miles was second at 7.2 assists.

Kelsey Marshall made six 3-pointers for Miami and scored 18 points (12-10, 5-7).


CHAPEL HILL (N.C.) — Deja Kelly scored 17 and Alyssa Ustedby had 10, 12 rebounds, and North Carolina defeated Pittsburgh.

North Carolina led by 22. Pitt was able to pull back with a 5-0 third quarter run and the first 10 points of the fourth, to make it 51-44. The Tar Heels responded after each Pitt made a run for it to maintain a minimum seven-point lead.

Eva Hodgson scored 14 points for North Carolina, shooting 3-for-3 from the distance.

Jayla Everett hit 4 of 5 3-pointers, scoring 18 points for Pittsburgh (11-12 and 2-10). Amber Brown scored 14 points, while Dayshanette Harris had 10, before she was forced to retire.