Women's Basketball

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Down three with 30 seconds remaining on Saturday, the Michigan women’s basketball team had an opportunity to force overtime against Notre Dame. Freshman guard Michelle Sidor found herself open from three, with a chance to keep the Wolverines’ perfect season intact. 

Michigan coach Kim Barnes Arico is preparing to face a Final Four team in Notre Dame.

After reaching the second round of the NCAA Tournament each of the past two seasons, the Michigan women’s basketball team has high expectations for the 2019-20 season, highlighted by a program goal of making it to the Sweet Sixteen.

On Sunday, the Michigan women's basketball team shot 11-for-23 from beyond the arc, an improvement from its percentage on Friday.

In both of its games so far, the Michigan women’s basketball team has attempted at least 20 3-pointers — a statistic that occurred only one time all of last season.

Michigan coach Kim Barnes Arico wants her team to avoid foul trouble.

It was an ugly game defined by mistakes, but after a day’s worth of rest and the experience of 40 minutes of basketball, Michigan managed to gain a grip on its mistakes. Against Bradley, it was cleaner — despite still committing 12 turnovers, it limited itself to 13 fouls.

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Jack Kingsley, Brendan Roose and Kent Schwartz contributed to this story.

Sophomore forward Naz Hillmon played at the U-19 World Cup in Thailand this summer.

Fifteen seconds remained in the fourth quarter of the gold-medal match in the Under-19 Women’s World Cup. The United States and Naz Hillmon were staring down the barrel of a defeat to Australia as, back to the basket, Hillmon posted up against an Australian defender on the top of the key.

Michigan coach Kim Barnes Arico is relying heavily on her bigs in the Wolverines' transition to positionless basketball.

For decades, basketball has been a mostly specialized sport, with specific, standardized roles drawn up for the different positions on the court.

Amy Dilk is looking to elevate her game in her sophomore season.

With a full season under her belt, Dilk evaluated her weaker aspects and improved them. One area in particular is taking care of the ball. Dilk turned the ball over 3.4 times per game last season, higher than both she and Barnes Arico would like. Additionally, Dilk looked to improve her shooting (39.4 percent last season) and scoring (7.2 points per game) abilities during the offseason. With three other players averaging over 10 points per game and two other established scorers averaging over seven, she was not asked to be one of the Wolverines’ main scoring threats last season. But after losing three of their top four scorers from last season, Dilk will be relied upon as a distributor and a scorer.

Center Hallie Thome and guard Nicole Munger embrace during a game for the Michigan women's basketball team.

However, with the impending graduation of the Wolverines’ two co-captains, seniors Hallie Thome and Nicole Munger — two other program legends who played alongside Flaherty the prior three seasons —the same questions are, once again, arising.

Deja Church announced that she will transfer from Michigan.

In a stunning turn of events, sophomore guard Deja Church announced via Twitter that she will not be returning to the Michigan women’s basketball team next season.