The beaming stadium lights. The giant block ‘M’ at half court. The long haul up the lobby stairs to the stands. Michigan women’s basketball will soon be upon us. After going 21-11 last season and allowing 63.4 points per game — 144th in the country the Wolverines have something to prove defensively.
The Wolverines ranked a distant 115th in blocked shots and 51st in rebounds nationally. These numbers leave room for improvement for Michigan come November.
Then a freshman, Nolan had a breakout game against No. 11 Northwestern in the Big Ten Tournament last season, scoring 13 points and 8 rebounds — both career highs. Now that she has a better understanding of Big Ten competition, she has high expectations for her upcoming sophomore season.