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.
On Thursday – just nine points from the record – Flaherty came out and nailed her first three 3-pointers of the night.
After leading by five after the first half, the Wolverines were outscored 42-12 in the final two quarters, falling to No. 5 Louisville, 74-49, in the Preseason WNIT semifinals.
In No. 5 Louisville, its opponents in Thursday’s Preseason WNIT semifinals, Michigan gets its first real test.
Nicole Munger plays a crucial role for the team and is an important piece to the Wolverines’ puzzle. Yet Munger is seldom in the spotlight.
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.”