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.
By halftime, the Wolverines were up by 20. When the third quarter ended, the margin was 27. When the final horn sounded, the score was 74-50 and the game not as close as that.
The Wolverines accumulated a whopping 54 offensive and defensive rebounds, compared to the 26 total for the Patriots.
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.”
The Wolverines will raise their WNIT championship banner before tipoff when they host George Mason to kick off the 2017-18 season.
Though the Wolverines lost Siera Thompson and Danielle Williams, they will rely on the production of its remaining upperclassmen during the 2017 season.
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.
This year is about one thing for the Wolverines: making sure that last year doesn’t repeat itself. It’s tournament or bust. Simple as that.
While the Wolverines have talent and depth on the roster, there are plenty of teams standing in their way. The Daily breaks down this year’s Big Ten conference:
The Wolverines notched a 65-43 win over Grand Valley State in an exhibition game Thursday night at Crisler Center.