ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Hallie Thome scored 29 points, Katelynn Flaherty added 26 and No. 25 Michigan pulled away in the fourth quarter for a 78-69 victory over Oakland on Wednesday night.
Thome was 10-of-14 shooting from the field and made 9 of 12 free throws. Flaherty was 8 of 17 from the floor with three 3-pointers. Deja Church added 11 points and Hailey Brown chipped in 10 points and grabbed 11 rebounds for Michigan (3-1).
Sha’Keya Graves had 19 points to lead Oakland (2-3). Cierra Bond hit three 3-pointers and finished with 14 points. Taylor Gleason added 12.
The Grizzlies led 46-45 late in the third quarter. The Wolverines answered with an 11-3 spurt that spanned the third and fourth quarters to take a 56-49 lead. Brown and Thome each made four free throws, and Flaherty added a 3-pointer during the stretch.
Oakland pulled to 63-60 with about six minutes left but didn’t get closer.