Jones’ physicality — as well as the rest of the Maryland squad — was too big of a challenge for Michigan, which was outrebounded, 43-38.
The Wolverines haven’t beat a top 10 opponent since Jan., 2012, but Thursday they gave Maryland one its toughest games yet.
Michigan rides a thrilling two-game win streak that includes a 17-point comeback and a road victory.
Michigan regained its confidence leading up to its big break against Iowa, and it continued that success with a win against Minnesota four days later, evening out its Big Ten record at 2-2.
Scouting reports will say to watch her signature slick spin move toward the baseline, but most people outside Mitchell’s team, friends and family would know that she has a knack for cracking jokes.
Sophomore guard Katelynn Flaherty iced the game from the free-throw line, and Michigan (2-2 Big Ten, 10-5 overall) came out on top, 93-86.
In her fourth career start, Mitchell took over in the fourth quarter.
For four minutes in the third and fourth quarters, the Hawkeyes went cold and allowed the Wolverines to slowly claw their way out of the hole they had dug themselves into during the first half.
In its past three games, Michigan fell by two points or fewer to Eastern Michigan and Purdue, and suffered an overtime defeat to Indiana.
Led by a near double-double from forward Amanda Cahill (19 points, nine rebounds, four blocks, two assists), the Hoosiers rallied back from what was a nine-point deficit in the fourth quarter.