SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Hailey Brown scored 18 points, Naz Hillmon had a double-double and No. 24 Michigan used two short runs in the fourth quarter to hold off Notre Dame 76-66 on Thursday night.
Leading 54-51 entering the fourth, the Wolverines (2-0) had an early 7-0 surge to put the lead at eight and scored six straight, capped by a Akienreh Johnson 3-pointer, to lead by 11 with four minutes to play.
Notre Dame (1-2) made just 2 of its last 12 shots.
Hillmon, coming off a career-high 35 points, scored 20 points but was just 4-of-10 shooting after going 27 of 37 in the first two games. She was 12 of 13 from the foul line with 11 rebounds and three blocks. Leigha Brown added 14 points and Johnson had 12.
Maddy Westbeld led the Irish with 18 points. Anaya Peoples added 13 and Dara Mabrey 12.
Michigan avenged a 76-72 home loss last season when the Wolverines were ranked 21st and the Irish were unranked.
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