As Michigan’s No. 1 defender, Thompson is often charged with shadowing the opponent’s biggest offensive threat.
The Wolverines trailed by just eight going into the fourth quarter, but 35-percent shooting in the last 10 minutes prevented them from crawling back.
The Wolverines, the No. 8 seed in the bracket, begin tournament play against No. 9 seed Iowa on Thursday.
Katelynn Flaherty earned a spot on the All-Big Ten team, while Thome earned All-Freshman honors.
A date with Maryland, the Big Ten regular-season champion and No. 5 team in the country, awaits the unlucky winner on Friday.
Michigan was just 10-for-32 from the floor in the first half and was never able to recover from the 34-23 halftime deficit that its poor shooting created.
The Wolverines are fifth in the conference, have won five out of their last six games and have only one game left against Rutgers before the conference tournament.
After a rough start to the season, Thome has worked up to 65 percent from the charity stripe.
The Wolverines went into halftime with a five-point lead.
After a bumpy start to the conference schedule, the Wolverines have won four of their last five games.