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CELEBRATING ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-FIVE YEARS OF EDITORIAL FREEDOM
Multiple Wolverines played a starring role in Michigan’s 80-62 WNIT quarterfinal win, but the spotlight belonged to senior guard Siera Thompson.
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.
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.
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.
The Michigan women’s basketball team wants to hang a banner in Crisler this season — and winning the WNIT is its last hope.
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.
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.
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.
Michigan rode its defense to a victory over Kent State in the WNIT first round.