While the Wolverines once held a four-point lead themselves in the first quarter, Notre Dame peaked in the fourth, taking a 25-point lead to finish with an 83-63 victory.
No. 3 Notre Dame found the blueprint to beating the Wolverines: shut Katelynn Flaherty down and Michigan’s offense grinds to a halt.
Against No. 3 Notre Dame on Wednesday night at Crisler Center, No. 22 Michigan will have to limit turnovers to have any real chance of competing.
Johnson didn't let the injury end her collegiate career, though. Instead, she stayed the entire summer to rehab and practice to get back into playing shape.
Katelynn Flaherty led her team to victory, scoring 31 points as the Michigan women’s basketball team defeated Ohio, 74-61, on Saturday.
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.