Women's Basketball

Senior guard Siera Thompson finished the game with five assists, putting her career total at 540.

Multiple Wolverines played a starring role in Michigan’s 80-62 WNIT quarterfinal win, but the spotlight belonged to senior guard Siera Thompson.

Junior guard Katelynn Flaherty led the offensive charge with 29 points Saturday at Crisler Center.

It was that kind of day for the Wolverines (26-9), who used stifling defense and offensive consistency to topple the Hokies and advance to the WNIT semifinals for the third consecutive season.

Katelyn Flaherty in a game against Iowa on February 5, 2017.

Michigan took the ball to the paint almost exclusively in the first half, scoring 32 of its 60 points there by game’s end in a 60-40 win.

Kayla Robbins in a game against Oakland on February 11, 2016.

The Wolverines hosted St. John’s at Crisler Center for the first time in Barnes Arico’s tenure, and her team did not let her down, beating St. John’s, 60-40.

Senior guard Danielle Williams in a game against Xavier on November 19, 2015.

The Michigan women’s basketball team wants to hang a banner in Crisler this season — and winning the WNIT is its last hope.

Michigan coach Kim Barnes Arico will face the program where she was the winningest coach.

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.

Michigan coach Kim Barnes Arico and her team have managed to win close games in the postseason.

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.

With her 23 points against the Raiders, Hallie Thome surpassed the 1,000-point mark to become just the third sophomore in school history to do so.

Freshman guard Kysre Gondrezick buried a halfcourt buzzer-beater to give Michigan a 45-32 halftime lead.

While nothing may alleviate the sting of getting snubbed from the NCAA Tournament on Monday, the Wolverines have survived the first two games of the WNIT.

Junior guard Katelynn Flaherty at a game against Michigan State at the Crisler Center on February 18.

Michigan rode its defense to a victory over Kent State in the WNIT first round.