UI roundup: Wolverines trounce Illini

UI roundup: Wolverines trounce Illini

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Katelynn Flaherty scored 27 points and No. 19 Michigan dominated Illinois 86-42 on Saturday night.

After the Illini (9-12, 0-7 Big Ten) scored the first five points of the game, Michigan went on a 21-2 run to take control of the game.

"The frustration got the better of us in different situations," Illinois coach Nancy Fahey said. "I don't have much to say other than it was a tough loss. However, this is done and we have to leave that one in the locker room here."

Michigan (17-4, 6-2) shot 50 percent from the field compared to 27 percent from Illinois.

Alex Wittinger led the Illini with eight points and eight rebounds.

In men's track and field

Quinn leads way. Junior Devin Quinn bolted his way to the third-fastest 60-meter dash time in school history, winning the event in 6.69 seconds, to lead the Illinois men's track and field team at the Mark Colligan Memorial on Saturday.

Quinn's time ranks second in the Big Ten and in the top-15 nationally.

Quinn also finished second in the 200-meter race with a time of 21.18 seconds.

In women's track and field

Craddock goes fast. The Illinois women's track and field team wrapped up its first road meet of the 2018 season with five top-three finishes at the Mark Colligan Memorial at the Bob Devaney Sports Center.

Freshman 3,000-meter runner Rebecca Craddock and junior 60-meter hurdler Jayla Stewart recorded Illinois' highest finishes of the meet, both placing runner-up. Craddock timed in at 9 minutes, 45.10 seconds in the 3,000 meter. Stewart crossed the line in the 60-meter hurdles in 8.40 seconds.

In men's gymnastics

Illini beat ASU. In a top-10 matchup, the fourth-ranked Illinois men's gymnastics team got the better of No. 9 Arizona State, with a 407.700-387.700 victory over on Saturday afternoon at Huff Hall. Bobby Baker produced the top mark in the nation on vault (14.900).

In women's swimming

McCord stars. The Illinois women's swimming team lost 183-112 to Nebraska in a meet in Lincoln, Neb., on Saturday.

The Illini did have some standout individual performances, though. Michelle McCord won both the 100-yard backstroke (57.47 seconds) and 400-yard individual medley (4:31.03).Megan Vuong claimed top honors in the 100-yard butterfly (56.00 seconds).

The Illini also won the 400-yard freestyle relay, as the quartet of Kristin Anderson, Emma Curtis, Sam Stratford and Vuong finished in 3:27.87.