Michigan beat No. 19 Penn State for the third time this season by the score of 66-60 in its first game of the Big Ten Tournament this past Friday.

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Alayne Ingram (left) holds up three fingers to signify Michigan”s third win of the season over Penn State as Stephanie Gandy and Anne Thorius embrace.<br><br>MARJORIE MARSHALL/Daily

Senior guard Anne Thorius hit a 3-pointer with 23 seconds left to all but clinch the victory for Michigan. The shot was reminiscent of Michigan”s regular season finale, in which Thorius hit the game-winning 3-pointer to give the Wolverines the 75-74 lead with six seconds remaining. The shot capped a late comeback from 16 points down and handed the Lady Lions just their second home loss on the year.

Michigan”s first win over Penn State was in Ann Arbor with a 71-62 score.

The Wolverines used 69-percent shooting in the second half to surge past Penn State. Despite a dismal first-half shooting performance of 27 percent from the field, Michigan still managed to enter the lockerroom down just 24-22. After the break, Stephanie Gandy (5-for-6), Raina Goodlow (7-for-9) and Thorius (3-for-3, all 3-pointers) had the hot hands to lead the Wolverines.

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