Flaherty barraged Wisconsin for 35 points on 12-for-17 shooting — including six 3-pointers — in Michigan’s 75-66 win.
Without Kysre Gondrezick, Michigan wouldn’t be able to make big comebacks or sustain seemingly-comfortable leads.
Wednesday’s matchup at Illinois (3-6 Big Ten, 8-14 overall) will provide Michigan with the opportunity to move one step closer to making its NCAA Tournament goals a reality.
The Wolverines, led by a stellar defensive effort from Jillian Dunston, stifled the Wildcats and captured a milestone for their coach.
Michigan will travel to No. 3 Maryland on Thursday before heading to Nebraska on Sunday.
Sophomore center Hallie Thome finished with 21 points, 10 boards and two blocks to help Michigan to a 78-74 win.
Hallie Thome’s offensive onslaught against Wisconsin provided assurance that Michigan’s depth can rival more competitive teams.
Kysre Gondrezick started her first game as a Wolverine and led Michigan to a victory in its Big Ten opener.
Michigan's final non-conference matchup allowed the Wolverines to implement schemes that will be vital to their success in conference play.
While Michigan’s shooters went cold against Vermont, sophomore center Hallie Thome and junior forward Jillian Dunston led the Wolverines to victory.