Senior guard Siera Thompson converted from the charity stripe down the stretch to push Michigan past Villanova.
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The Michigan women’s basketball team was in this exact position a year ago — and the year before that — making this the third-straight attempt at crossing over into the finals of the WNIT. And finally, this year, the Wolverines did just that — beating Villanova, 65-61.

Rashan Gary celebrates a sack against UCF at Michigan Stadium in September 2016.
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Now considered one of the team’s veterans, Gary is expected to play a starring role on this year’s defensive line after gaining experience as a rotational player last year.

Sophomore center Hallie Thome nabbed seven rebounds against Villanova on Wednesday.
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The Wolverines can thank their performance on the glass for their victory, as they out-rebounded Villanova, 40-33.

Junior right-hand pitcher Alec Rennard pitched four scoreless innings against Central Michigan on Wednesday.
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There were nothing but smiles for the No. 22 Michigan baseball team in their 13-4 victory against Central Michigan

Sophomore center Hallie Thome has averaged 20.5 points over her last four contests in the WNIT.
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The Wolverines have had a program record-breaking season with 26 victories thus far, and a win over the Wildcats would put them just one step closer to doing something that they have never done before: hanging a banner in the Crisler Center rafters.

Senior center fielder Kelly Christner's two-run homerun proved the difference against Central Michigan.
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Christner's production lifted No. 20 Michigan past the Chippewas, 2-0, in a midweek pitcher’s duel en route to the Wolverines’ ninth-straight victory.

Junior first baseman Jake Bivens went 3-for-5 with two stolen bases against the Rockets on Tuesday.
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In their return to Ray Fisher Stadium, just about everything went right for the Wolverines against Toledo, as Michigan cruised past the overmatched Rockets for a 12-0 victory.

Junior guard Katelynn Flaherty and the Wolverines will be eager to advance farther in the WNIT this season.
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After racking up four wins in the Women’s National Invitation Tournament, Michigan is in the same place it has ended its last two seasons.

Sophomore second baseman Faith Canfield has been thriving in her second year with the program.
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The sophomore second baseman has been equally effective with her bat and glove.

Michigan coach John Beilein has always preached the fundamentals to his players, and that's never going to change.
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Michigan basketball coach John Beilein teaches his players to catch the ball on two feet, and he has always seemed to know it was going to pay off in the end.

Michigan coach Kim Barnes Arico and the Wolverines celebrated their win over Villanova at Crisler Center on Wednesday.
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Even if you were at Crisler Center on Wednesday, you would hardly know just how important it was for the Wolverines to get over a hump that has halted them in the past.

Sophomore left guard Ben Bredeson is considered a veteran for a young offensive line heading into next season.
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Heading into the 2017-18 season, Bredeson will have no trouble finding playing time. Along with Cole, the rising sophomore is one of two returning from that offensive line.

Michigan coach Erik Bkaich and the Wolverines have found success while altering their batting order this season.
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The success of the team over the past couple weeks raises some questions: What could be the X factor? How is Michigan going into its long home stretch on such a hot streak? One of the answers is its versatility.

Though sophomore second baseman Faith Canfield has been reliable at the plate, the Wolverines need to find a way to compete against elite pitchers.
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For a team that will need to beat good pitching in the Big Ten and NCAA Tournaments if Michigan hopes to accomplish its goals, its success will largely be predicated on improvement in its hitting against elite pitching.

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Senior guard Derrick Walton Jr. was selected to compete in the 3-point contest set to take place Thursday in Phoenix
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The field for the 29th State Farm College Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships was announced Tuesday afternoon, and Michigan’s senior point guard found his name among the eight-player group that will be competing in the event’s 3-point contest.

Junior catcher Brock Keener gave the Wolverines their 10th run against Toledo.
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While the Michigan baseball team’s 12-0 victory over Toledo was just another day at the office for the starters, it was an eye-opening game for the Wolverines’ bench.

Michigan coach Carol Hutchins believes that early leads, scoring first and playing loose are all interconnected.
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When Michigan scores first, it has a 22-1 record this season. When the Wolverines don’t, they’re a meager 2-5-1.

Junior right-hander Jayce Vancena will likely start on the mound in one of the two midweek contests.
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The Wolverines will return to Ray Fisher Stadium to host Toledo on Tuesday and Central Michigan on Wednesday.

Senior guard Derrick Walton Jr. and the Wolverines showcased that they had the potential for their NCAA Tournament run throughout the season.
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But even during those low points, all the evidence was there of Michigan’s capability to go on the run that it went on. The Wolverines just happened to put it all together in March.

Junior third baseman Drew Lugbauer continued his hot streak at the plate, going 6-for-11 in the series.
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The Wolverines dropped their first conference series against the Terrapins, who were selected to win the Big Ten in the preseason coaches poll.