Michigan women reach the Elite Eight for the first time

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Posted at 9:26 PM, Mar 26, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-27 07:31:19-04

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The Michigan Women’s basketball team is headed to the Elite Eight for the first time.

Naz Hillmon had 17 points and 10 rebounds, Laila Phelia scored the go-ahead layup in the final minute and No. 3 Michigan beat No. 10 seed South Dakota 52-49.

Michigan Women’s Basketball Elite Eight
The University of Michigan Women’s basketball team celebrates with this post on Twitter.

Phelia scored 14 points for the Wolverines.

Hannah Sjerven had 17 points and eight rebounds before fouling out for South Dakota.

Michigan will play No. 1 seed Louisville on Monday for a trip to the Final Four.