Women's Basketball

Naz Hillmon leads Michigan to blowout win over Ohio State, sending a signal to the Big Ten

Coming off a 12-day break, Michigan women’s basketball followed up their historic win over then-No. 5 Baylor with a rivalry victory over No. 25 Ohio State. The Buckeyes themselves were returning from a long break over the holidays, but a 90-71 drubbing in Michigan’s first Big Ten test showed how dominant it can be— starting with Naz Hillmon.

The senior forward continued her streak of dominating Ohio State, dropping 29 points and 15 rebounds; at halftime, she’d already achieved her 40th career double-double in her 100th game. Her career averages against the Buckeyes are 28.6 points and 13 rebounds across six games.

Hillmon dominated every obstacle thrown at her in the post, running circles around her defenders. Whether it was running the length of the court after a defensive rebound to pass to senior wing Leigha Brown for a fastbreak bucket or wrangling the board after her own missed shot and converting the putback, she took charge of the game.

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