Now in the Sweet 16, Wagner finally has a stage big enough to fit his bursting personality in America.
Barnes Arico left a program that she had built almost from the ground up – before her arrival the team had never won a game in the Big East – to become a Wolverine.
The Wolverines (15-4) will look to continue their winning ways against Western Michigan and garner the upper hand in the matchup.
The Daily breaks down all eight games that will take place either Thursday or Friday for spots in the Elite Eight.
One encouraging sign has emerged in Michigan’s WNIT wins over Kent State on Thursday and Wright State on Saturday. In both games, the Wolverines withstood a late surge by the other team and held on for a victory.
Entering conference play might test the relievers more and force the starters to come out focused right from the first pitch.
The Wolverines defeated Louisville, 73-69, to solidify a place in the Sweet 16 and simultaneously give John Beilein a second victory against Rick Pitino that has eluded him since 2005.
Rick Pitino has always had John Beilein's number. On Sunday, there's a chance that could change.
The 19th-ranked Wolverines captured their first series sweep of the season after collecting two more wins over Kent State in a doubleheader at Alumni Field, with an 11-3 run-rule victory followed by a 3-0 shutout Sunday afternoon.