Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 8:51pm
Sophomore center Naz Hillmon played an instrumental part in Michigan's win over Illinois.

Powered by a first quarter in which it shot 11-for-16 from the floor and 6-for-8 from 3-point range, Illinois led the Wolverines for much of the first half. Michigan didn’t take a lead until 44 seconds remaining in the half, but a coast-to-coast layup by Fighting Illini guard Brandi Beasley as time expired put Illinois back on top by one entering halftime.

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 - 7:28pm
The Michigan women's basketball team lost to Rutgers, 62-41, on Sunday.

But with the absence of Robbins and Rauch, almost every other player on the roster had to play significantly more minutes than they had before. While many players were able to handle playing more for a while, fatigue clearly hurt Michigan in a 62-41 loss to Rutgers on Sunday.

Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 11:21pm
Senior guard Akienreh Johnson slowed down Northwestern star guard Lindsey Pulliam, but it was still not enough for a win.

Pulliam scored a season-high 32 points, 22 of which came in the second half. She almost singlehandedly delivered the Wolverines an eight-point loss. Over the two weeks since that loss, Michigan’s biggest challenge in preparing for the rematch was how to contain her. Without Pulliam’s dominance, the Wolverines felt that they could pull off their biggest win of the season.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 - 8:18pm

When sophomore guard Danielle Rauch suffered a hand injury in practice last week, the Michigan women’s basketball team had a crucial role to fill.

Besides her starting role, she shifted over to point guard when sophomore Amy Dilk took a breather, and the Wolverines didn’t have an obvious solution to fill that hole.

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 - 8:48pm
The Michigan women's basketball team used its week off games to right the ship this season

After a tough stretch of losses and the loss of Kayla Robbins, the Michigan women’s basketball team had a week off to try and right the ship. Based on recent results, they seem to have turned things around.

Sunday, February 2, 2020 - 2:01pm

After the Wolverines (14-7 overall, 5-5 Big Ten) shot 75 percent from the floor in the first quarter and led by as much as 12, poor second quarter shooting allowed No. 18 Iowa (18-4, 9-2) to cut the lead to six with five minutes left in the first half. Sophomore forward Naz Hillmon was the only Michigan player to make a shot in the quarter — scoring all six of the team’s second quarter points to that point.

Thursday, January 30, 2020 - 10:28pm
Following a slow start, sophomore guard Amy Dilk stepped up for the Wolverines against No. 23 Northwestern, but it was too little, too late.

Down nine midway through the second quarter, and with sloppy play preventing any sort of rhythm, the Michigan women’s basketball team needed a spark.
Amy Dilk had been at the forefront of the Wolverines’ ugly first quarter. After turning the ball over twice in the first two minutes of the game, it looked like it might be a lost night for the sophomore guard. But rather than letting her work out the kinks on the court, Michigan coach Kim Barnes Arico took her out four minutes into the game and talked to her. And the message resonated.

Monday, January 27, 2020 - 8:59pm

Senior forward Kayla Robbins’ injury has left an opening for Izabel Varejão to step up. In Sunday’s game against Rutgers, she emerged as an offensive and defensive threat in a three-big lineup.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 9:07pm
Sophomore guard Danielle Rauch played 32 minutes off the bench Sunday against Nebraska, after having played no more than nine minutes in a Big Ten game previously.

Barnes Arico’s choice to fill Robbins’ role was sophomore guard Danielle Rauch. Rauch — typically the backup point guard to sophomore Amy Dilk — hadn’t played more than nine minutes in a Big Ten game. Sunday, she was called upon for 32. And she made the most of them.

Thursday, January 16, 2020 - 10:15pm

After Sunday’s blowout loss to Maryland, the Michigan women’s basketball team needed to bounce back strong. Thursday night against Wisconsin, the Wolverines did just that.