The Wolverines will raise their WNIT championship banner before tipoff when they host George Mason to kick off the 2017-18 season.
Though the Wolverines lost Siera Thompson and Danielle Williams, they will rely on the production of its remaining upperclassmen during the 2017 season.
Jillian Dunston has become the player Michigan looks to do the little things. More importantly, though, she serves as the Wolverines' emotional leader as they look to secure a NCAA Tournament bid.
This year is about one thing for the Wolverines: making sure that last year doesn’t repeat itself. It’s tournament or bust. Simple as that.
While the Wolverines have talent and depth on the roster, there are plenty of teams standing in their way. The Daily breaks down this year’s Big Ten conference:
The Wolverines notched a 65-43 win over Grand Valley State in an exhibition game Thursday night at Crisler Center.
Then came Robbins, and when the horn sounded, ending the second quarter, the Wolverines were up 36-27 after an 8-2 run that proved decisive.
After Michigan won the WNIT, Katelynn Flaherty told coach Kim Barnes-Arico that she wants to play point guard. Now, the Wolverines are tasked with finding the right balance in their backcourt.
Flaherty and Thome were each vital contributors to the Wolverines team that won the WNIT Tournament for the first time in program history.
Senior guard Siera Thompson has started in all but four of her 141 career games, and she’s averaged over 31 minutes of playing time each season — making her the most reliable player Michigan had on its roster this year.