Women's Basketball

The Michigan women's basketball team advanced to the second round of the WNIT with a win over Wright State on Wednesday.

It has been a while since the Wolverines looked this good, but it has also been a while since they’ve played a team that knew this little about them.

After a lackluster first half in their WNIT opener Wednesday against Wright State, the Wolverines found their usual high scoring form and beat the Raiders handily, 81-53.

Michigan will play in the WNIT for the third straight season.

The Wolverines’ NCAA Tournament hopes were stifled again this year, leaving them to play in the Women’s National Invitation Tournament for the third straight year.

Kim Barnes Arico is the first Michigan women's basketball coach to reach the postseason in each of her first four years.

Michigan earned a spot in the 64-team field of the Women’s National Invitation Tournament for the third year in a row.

Michigan continues to work on combating Hallie Thome's foul trouble.

Fouls have plagued Michigan all season, and Thursday in the Big Ten Tournament was no different.

Kim Barnes Arico's team should earn another WNIT berth when the brackets are announced Monday.

The team has put together a strong enough season to earn a high seed in the WNIT, which potentially would allow them to host a handful of games.

Junior guard Sierra Thompson dribbles the ball down the court in a game against University of Iowa at the Big Ten Tournament in Indianapolis, Indiana. Michigan lost 97-86.

As Michigan’s No. 1 defender, Thompson is often charged with shadowing the opponent’s biggest offensive threat.

Sophomore forward Chase Coley of the University of Iowa brings the ball out of reach of junior guard Sierra Thompson in the Big Ten Tournament in Indianapolis, Indiana. Michigan lost 97-86.

The Wolverines trailed by just eight going into the fourth quarter, but 35-percent shooting in the last 10 minutes prevented them from crawling back.

Katelynn Flaherty will be Michigan's go-to weapon on offense once again in the Big Ten Tournament.

The Wolverines, the No. 8 seed in the bracket, begin tournament play against No. 9 seed Iowa on Thursday.

Katelynn Flaherty earned a spot on the All-Big Ten team, while Thome earned All-Freshman honors.