Women's Basketball

The Michigan women's basketball team made its case to be ranked with a standout showing in the Virgin Islands.

Michigan saw its last top-25 ranking in the 2012-13 season, when it peaked at No. 23 in the Associated Press poll during week 12 — the last season it made the NCAA Tournament. Monday, the AP Poll again left them out of the rankings with just 22 votes, good for 33rd.

Katelynn Flaherty is now averaging 19.1 points through seven games this season.

Michigan swept past No. 25 Gonzaga and Winthrop at the beginning of the tournament, and ended with a loss in its biggest game of the season thus far against No. 10 Florida State.

Kim Barnes Arico's team takes the difficulty up a notch with this week's trip to the Caribbean.

The Wolverines flew Tuesday morning to the U.S. Virgin Islands to participate in a marquee preseason tournament.

Sierra Thompson played a critical role in Michigan's win over Western Michigan on Monday.

As a co-captain and one of two seniors on the team, Thompson has been an important leader for the Wolverines all year. But before Monday, they hadn’t needed her to dominate.

Junior guard/forward Jillian Dunston and Sophomore center Hallie Thome reach for the ball in a game against Western Michigan on Monday.

Michigan pulled out a 66-40 victory, snapping its three-game streak of reaching the 100-point mark and giving them a slight reality check heading into the Paradise Jam in the Virgin Islands.

Flaherty jumpstarted the Wolverines’ offense and kept them at a torrent scoring pace to topple Howard.

The Wolverines pounded Howard, 109-41, in the teams’ first-ever meeting Friday at Crisler Center.

The Wolverines have a chance to continue their streak of 100-point efforts on Friday.

Kysre Gondrezick made a statement with 31 points in two games this weekend.

Two Michigan players, junior guard Katelynn Flaherty and freshman guard Kysre Gondrezick, were honored by the Big Ten after their performances over the weekend.

Maria Bachman scored a career-high 13 points Sunday, one of many players to reach that mark.

Six Michigan players scored at least 10 points during Sunday’s game.