The Michigan women’s basketball team scored 119 points with ease last Monday, but that same team struggled to put up 61 on Sunday.
The Wolverines put up their lowest first-half scoring output of the season with 31 points, but still managed to notch a 61-44 victory over Oral Roberts (3-3).
Michigan’s starting guards — junior Siera Thompson, sophomore Katelynn Flaherty and senior Madison Ristovski — had trouble finding any success from the field early. The trio combined to shoot 2-for-14 in the first half.
Saturday’s matchup was a special occasion for Binghamton coach Linda Cimino.
The second-year coach’s trip to Crisler Center marked her first game of the season at the helm of a Binghamton program looking to bounce back from a 4-26 season. Cimino knew it was going to be a daunting task of taking on a more talented Michigan squad, but before the tip, Cimino’s college coach, Michigan coach Kim Barnes Arico, wanted to share a moment with her former player before their respective sides squared off.