Women's Basketball

Michigan guard Katelyn Flaherty will play a larger role than ever in ensuring the Wolverines achieve their postseason aspirations.

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.

The Michigan women's basketball team will be tasked with competing against two top-25 opponents in conference play.

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:

Junior guard Nicole Munger credited Michigan's defense for helping the Wolverines secure a victory.

The Wolverines notched a 65-43 win over Grand Valley State in an exhibition game Thursday night at Crisler Center.

Sophomore forward Kayla Robbins notched 11 rebounds, two blocks, two steals, and two charges taken.

Then came Robbins, and when the horn sounded, ending the second quarter, the Wolverines were up 36-27 after an 8-2 run that proved decisive.

Senior Katelynn Flaherty has played the '2' for three years, but is transitioning to point guard for her final season.

After Michigan won the WNIT, Katelynn Flaherty told coach Kim Barnes-Arico that she wants to play point guard. Now, the Wolverines are tasked with finding the right balance in their backcourt.

Sophomore center Hallie Thome used her physicality to bully Indiana in the paint.

Sophomore center Hallie Thome finished with 21 points, 10 boards and two blocks to help Michigan to a 78-74 win.

The Michigan women's basketball team made its case to be ranked with a standout showing in the Virgin Islands.

Michigan saw its last top-25 ranking in the 2012-13 season, when it peaked at No. 23 in the Associated Press poll during week 12 — the last season it made the NCAA Tournament. Monday, the AP Poll again left them out of the rankings with just 22 votes, good for 33rd.

Danielle Williams has made the most of her limited playing time at Michigan.

Despite Williams’ stat line, Michigan coach Kim Barnes Arico had nothing but gratitude for what she has done for the team.

Abby Cole will play center for the women's basketball team.

The standout volleyball player will join the women's basketball team this upcoming season.

Junior guard Danielle Williams will return for one final season next year.

On the brink of the NCAA Tournament, the Wolverines’ hopes were cut short, but they stepped up in the WNIT for a second consecutive year.

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