SAN ANTONIO (AP) – Leigha Brown scored 23 points and Naz Hillmon added 19 to lead No. 6 seed Michigan to its first Sweet 16 appearance with a 70-55 win over third-seeded Tennessee in the women’s NCAA Tournament.
Tennessee struggled with the Wolverines smothering defense shooting only 33% and just 2 of 14 from three-point range. Rennia Davis had 12 points and 4 rebounds in her final game.
The Wolverines had been 0-5 in the second round before pulling off the victory over the Lady Vols.
As the final buzzer sounded, the Michigan players jumped into a group hug at center court and sang “it’s great to be a Michigan Wolverine.”