Michigan wins fifth straight behind Naz Hillmon’s monster night

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Seventh-ranked Michigan powered past Purdue on Monday 79-66, extending its win streak to five.

It’s also Michigan’s third-straight win over the Boilermakers and their 10th straight win at home.

The Wolverines dominated around the rim, shooting 48.4 percent on the night to the Boilermakers’ 38.5 percent. They also excelled in the paint, outscoring Purdue 54-26. Unselfishness on offense led to a season-high 23 total assists by Michigan.

Naz Hillmon led all scorers with 32 points while adding 12 rebounds to secure the double-double. It was Hillmon’s second 30-point game of the season as she shot 12-for-14.

Emily Kiser nearly had a triple-double for Michigan, recording 12 points, 12 rebounds and a career-high seven assists.

Brooke Moore led the Boilermakers with 16 points. Madison Layden and Rickie Woltman added 13 and 11 points respectively.

Next up, Michigan will take on No. 22 Ohio State, who entered the poll this week following a win over then-No. 12 Maryland.