Since allowing a season-high 76 points to Marquette about two weeks ago, the Wolverines’ defense has been overpowering.
In the young season, the freshman standout has already made an impact as the first player off the bench. Her high level of play was on display in the 24th-ranked Wolverines’ 82-76 win over Marquette on Thursday night.
The 24th-ranked Wolverines will have their hands full with the potent Marquette attack, something coach Kim Barnes Arico is fully aware of.
Following Wednesday’s blowout loss to No. 3 Notre Dame, the Michigan women’s basketball team (5-2 overall) came out blazing in its 86-49 victory over the Blackbirds (3-4).
The game belonged to junior center Hallie Thome, who finished with 29 points and 10 rebounds in the 25th-ranked Wolverines’ 78-69 victory over Oakland (2-3).
Following a blowout loss to No. 5 Louisville last week, the Wolverines will look to get back in the win column against in-state foe Oakland on Wednesday night.
In the No. 24 Michigan women’s basketball team’s 74-50 blowout against Liberty, the Wolverines relied on a strong performance from the free throw line – a major differentiator in the game.
For the first time ever, a banner hangs in Crisler Center for the Michigan women’s basketball team.
“It was a really emotional night,” said coach Kim Barnes Arico. “It’s a really special thing. It was a great night to celebrate Michigan women’s basketball.”
Jillian Dunston has become the player Michigan looks to do the little things. More importantly, though, she serves as the Wolverines' emotional leader as they look to secure a NCAA Tournament bid.
Despite his ejection, the Michigan crowd applauded the defender for his unwavering efforts, which were on full display in the Wolverines 1-0 overtime loss against the Spartans.