Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 6:30pm
The Michigan women's basketball team will take on Kansas State in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Friday at 2 p.m.

This will be the Wolverines’ third trip to the tournament under coach Kim Barnes Arico, and their second in the last two years. Meanwhile, the Wildcats will see their third tournament appearance in the last four years, after missing the Big Dance last season.

Sunday, March 17, 2019 - 5:38pm
The Daily projects that the Michigan women's basketball team led by Kim Barnes Arico will be a nine seed in the NCAA Tournament.

For 64 teams, the night will end in joyous cheers as they have their ticket to the Big Dance punched, while the rest of the squads watching will remain sullen as their chances at championship glory this season come to an end. The Michigan women’s basketball team will likely wind up in the former group.

Monday, March 11, 2019 - 5:44pm
Amy Dilk, Naz Hillmon, Hallie Thome and Nicole Munger have been key pieces for the Michigan women's basketball team this season.

Guided by their star co-captain seniors, guard Nicole Munger and center Hallie Thome, and a pair of standout freshmen in guard Amy Dilk and forward Naz Hillmon the Wolverines are now on the cusp of their second-straight NCAA Tournament berth.

The Daily breaks down the seasons these four players put together.

Sunday, March 10, 2019 - 3:28pm
Guard and co-captain Nicole Munger had hoped to win the Big Ten Tournament her senior season, but is looking ahead to the NCAA tournament.

The Michigan women’s basketball players walked off the court at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis with their heads down. Following a heart-wrenching 73-72 defeat to top-seeded Maryland in the Big Ten Tournament semifinals, it was hard for players and coaches to remember that the game was by no means the end of their season.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - 7:49pm
Senior guard Nicole Munger will likely play her final game at Crisler Center on Sunday against Wisconsin.

While Michigan's four seniors have taken different paths to reach the climax of their respective collegiate careers, they will all be celebrated together.

Monday, February 18, 2019 - 8:21pm
Freshman guard Amy Dilk is day-to-day after suffering a knee injury against Nebraska on Feb. 7.

There comes a time in every team’s season, no matter the sport, when it finds itself in a make-or-break situation.

That time has finally arrived for the Michigan women’s basketball team

Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 8:53pm
Michigan in a game against Indiana on Thursday night against Crisler Center. The Wolverines won, 67-58.

With 30 seconds on the clock and Indiana pushing the ball, the Hoosiers looked poised to cut into the Michigan women’s basketball team’s 63-58 lead. But then Nicole Munger stepped in. Literally.

With four fouls to her name, the senior guard planted her feet and took a charge right near the basket to give the Wolverines the ball back, effectively icing the game. 

“It’s Munger,” said junior guard Akienreh Johnson said. “Everybody else was probably like, ‘Wow that’s amazing.’ But she does that every day.”

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 - 8:30pm
Michigan coach Kim Barnes Arico will need her team to win most of its remaining games to make the NCAA Tournament.

Currently sitting at 57 in the latest Ratings Percentage Index, and as just the fourth team out in ESPN.com’s Charlie Creme’s latest bracket projection, the Wolverines finds themselves in a position that just 10 days ago was inconceivable.

Even though things are trending upwards for Michigan, it does not mean in the slightest that the Wolverines are a shoo-in to make the Tournament.

Friday, February 1, 2019 - 6:41pm
Junior guard Nicole Munger nailed two 3-pointers in the first quarter, providing a spark despite fighting through injury.

Munger came out of the gate firing as she hit two 3-pointers in the first quarter. She cooled down after that — not registering another point until three minutes remaining in the fourth quarter — but still played with the fiery intensity that she brings to the table for every game and practice.

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 - 3:12pm
Michigan coach Kim Barnes Arico is optimistic about her team's strategy for defending Iowa forward Megan Gustafson.

On Thursday night, the Michigan women’s basketball team will get its second shot at taking down No. 13 Iowa and star forward Megan Gustafson at Crisler Center after losing 75-61 just two weeks ago. This time, though, the Wolverines may be without senior guard and captain Nicole Munger.