Women's Basketball

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Wright State’s inability to make shots and Michigan’s own efficient shooting saved the Wolverines from sloppy play — turnovers, questionable passing and allowing second-chance shots on defense.

After a rocky start to the game, Michigan was able to find its way to a win by focusing on ball movement.

Move the ball, find the open player. 

That’s the strategy that the Michigan women’s basketball team used in its 76-66 victory over Notre Dame on Thursday night. 

For the first time in 12 years, Michigan bested Notre Dame, beating the Fighting Irish by 10 points on their own court.

That all changed as the Wolverines beat Notre Dame, 76-66, in a back-and-forth, intense battle not characteristic of early season games. Come March, this could prove to be a statement win that does wonders for Michigan’s tournament seeding and overall confidence.

Michigan will face its toughest challenge yet this season against Notre Dame.

The Daily breaks down what Michigan will need to accomplish if it wants to reverse the tides of the series and pick up a tough road win to stay undefeated.

Sophomore guard has found a jack-of-all-trades role this year.

Injected into the starting lineup for the Wolverines’ most recent game against Oakland, Nolan once again shined, showing she is a valuable asset in all phases of the game. She ended her first start of the season with only three points, via one 3-pointer, but her coach still lauded her offensive contributions.

Amy Dilk scored 15 points in the Wolverines' season-opening win.

A three-pronged attack has led Michigan to its strong start. Punishing in the paint and able to spread the floor, the Wolverines have played a more physical and a more aggressive game that exposes holes in opposing defenses.

Michigan's freshmen got playing time in a blowout win over Oakland.

The Michigan women’s basketball team had a hole to fill.

Naz Hillmon outscored Oakland in the first half of Michigan's win on Friday.

You would never have known this was only Naz Hillmon and the Michigan women’s basketball team’s second game in 266 days. But not even two minutes into the game, the junior forward was already well on her way to a career performance.

Leigha Brown scored 22 points in her Michigan debut.

In her first game for the Wolverines, the junior wing lit up the Chippewas. The transfer from Nebraska started and went 9-for-13 in shooting, making one of the three 3-point shots made all game by Michigan and tallying up 22 points with five assists in her Ann Arbor debut.

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Michigan women’s basketball is back. In its first game since March, the Wolverines came out in their opener looking like they had not missed a beat, defeating Central Michigan 93-75.