Women's Basketball


INDIANAPOLIS — Michigan, for the second year in a row, stared down a chance to do something it had never done. No team, in the history of the program, has played in a Big Ten Tournament title game.


INDIANAPOLIS — Danielle Rauch couldn’t keep the smile off her face. She stood, in the midst of a timeout huddle, one ear perched to listen to what Michigan coach Kim Barnes Arico said. Other players hid their excitement behind stone faces, only occasionally letting a grin out.


INDIANAPOLIS — Four seconds remained on the shot clock when Maddie Nolan caught a cross-court pass beyond the 3-point arc. The freshman guard pump faked, dribbled once around her defender, pulled up and hit a tough shot as the shot clock expired.


INDIANAPOLIS — As the Michigan offense set up shop in the dying seconds of the fourth quarter, its previous two meetings with Northwestern loomed large over Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

When sophomore forward Naz Hillmon played against Nebraska, she was dominant.

INDIANAPOLIS — With six minutes remaining in the first quarter, sophomore forward Naz Hillmon walked to the bench after picking up her second foul.

Freshman center Izabel Varejão scored 12 points against Nebraska.

INDIANAPOLIS — Michigan, up by four, faced a turning point. After a huge third quarter that turned a 10-point deficit into a six-point lead, Nebraska hit a pair of free throws to start the fourth quarter. The Wolverines needed an answer to hold onto the momentum.

Amy Dilk scored 22 points in Michigan's 81-75 win over Nebraska on Thursday night.

Coming out of halftime, those last three possessions of the first half had energized the Wolverines (20-10 overall, 10-8 Big Ten). They scored the first eight points of the second half and never looked back, en route to a 81-75 win over Nebraska (17-13, 7-11) in the second round of the Big Ten Tournament.

The Michigan women's basketball team will play Nebraska in the Big Ten Tournament on Thursday.

In Indianapolis, revenge is on the table for the Michigan women’s basketball team.


With Naz Hillmon on the floor and effective, the Michigan women’s basketball team has the ability to be one of the best offensive teams in the Big Ten.

Akienreh Johnson scored 14 points in the first half as Michigan fell to Indiana.

On Senior Day, the world lay in the Michigan’s hands.