Michigan needed a pinch of luck, along with the execution of every intangible element of the game that Michigan coach Kim Barnes Arico has hammered into the players’ minds all season.
After the game, the Daily talked with Manuel about his experience working with coach Kim Barnes Arico and his reaction to the game.
Michigan was closer to losing than in any other matchup of the WNIT, but it made plays when it needed to.
Michigan advanced to the WNIT semifinals for the second straight year after a down-to-the-wire battle with Temple.
In three years, Halle Wangler has played just 20 minutes while donning a Michigan uniform, but she’s content with that.
The Owls won in Philadelphia on Thursday night, beating Ohio, 75-61. The turnaround pairs them up with the Wolverines in Ann Arbor on Monday.
Already a unanimous All-Big Ten player, Flaherty is a big reason why the Wolverines kept their 20-win season streak alive, earning their fifth straight with a win Tuesday.
Two early assists from Thompson pushed her to 168 on the season, breaking the previous record of 167 set in 2012-13.
Behind an explosive first-half performance Tuesday night, Michigan jumped out to a 22-point lead at the break by outshooting, outrebounding and outhustling the Toreros.
On paper, Michigan is talented enough to advance to the WNIT Final Four and possibly run the table to hang a banner in Crisler Center.