February 08, 2015

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) Betnijah Laney scored 17 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and dished out seven assists as No. 21 Rutgers held on to beat Michigan 57-50 on Sunday for its sixth straight victory.

Rutgers (18-5, 9-3 Big Ten) travels to conference leader, No. 5 Maryland, on Tuesday night.

Kahleah Copper added 16 points for Rutgers. Tyler Scaife, the Scarlet Knights leading scorer, was held to just six points on 3-of-11 shooting.

Rutgers led 39-27 with 12:32 to play before Michigan used an 18-8 run, including 12 points by Shannon Smith, to pull within 47-45 with 4:04 left. The Wolverines then missed their next seven field goals before Nicole Elmblad hit a jumper to make it 55-50 with 27 seconds left. Rachel Hollivay answered with a layup to seal it for Rutgers.

Smith scored 19 points and Siera Thompson chipped in 14 for Michigan (14-9, 6-6).

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