Michigan advanced to the WNIT semifinals for the second straight year after a down-to-the-wire battle with Temple.
In three years, Halle Wangler has played just 20 minutes while donning a Michigan uniform, but she’s content with that.
The Owls won in Philadelphia on Thursday night, beating Ohio, 75-61. The turnaround pairs them up with the Wolverines in Ann Arbor on Monday.
Already a unanimous All-Big Ten player, Flaherty is a big reason why the Wolverines kept their 20-win season streak alive, earning their fifth straight with a win Tuesday.
Two early assists from Thompson pushed her to 168 on the season, breaking the previous record of 167 set in 2012-13.
Behind an explosive first-half performance Tuesday night, Michigan jumped out to a 22-point lead at the break by outshooting, outrebounding and outhustling the Toreros.
On paper, Michigan is talented enough to advance to the WNIT Final Four and possibly run the table to hang a banner in Crisler Center.
Frustrated over a few missed baskets in the first half, Ristovski came into the locker room and inspired the Wolverines to keep playing.
The Wolverines overcame an off night from Katelynn Flaherty en route to a 95-72 win over Bucknell.
Saturday at 2 p.m. at Crisler Center, the Wolverines will host the Bison, who are coming into the second round fresh off an upset win over Akron, 74-70.