Michigan women's hoops upsets Tennessee, advances to program's first Sweet 16 appearance
This years Sweet 16 will be twice as sweet for Michigan fans!
On Monday, the men’s team took down LSU in a heated battle. Chaundee Brown was the big star for the Wolverines as they were able to down the Tigers and head to a Sweet 16 in Juwan Howard’s second season with the team.
On Tuesday, the women’s team made sure to join in on the sweetness. Despite taking on 3-seed and traditional power Tennessee, the Wolverines put up a strong effort and downed the Lady Volunteers, 70-55.
— Michigan On BTN (@MichiganOnBTN) March 23, 2021
Congrats to @KBA_GoBlue & her squad for reaching the Sweet 16 — FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER!!!
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— Juwan Howard (@JuwanHoward) March 23, 2021
Leigha Brown led all scorers with 23 points on 6-for-14 shooting. She also was a perfect 11-for-11 from the free-throw line and added three rebounds, five assists, and three steals to her stat line.
Naz Hillmon was also dominant for the Wolverines with another double-double at 19 points and 15 rebounds. Hailey Brown also scored in double figures with 14 points.
As a team, Michigan shot 38.3% from the floor and 6-for-20 from deep, but it was the defense of the Wolverines that was the big key. They held Tennessee 33.9% shooting the ball and just 2-for-14 from three-point range in the upset.
From here, the Wolverines will advance to play the winner of the 7-seed Virginia Tech vs 2-seed Baylor matchup.