The 24th-ranked Wolverines will have their hands full with the potent Marquette attack, something coach Kim Barnes Arico is fully aware of.
If Michigan hopes to find success moving forward, it needs to take care of the basketball.
She was 11-of-14 from the field in the first half, dotting her shot chart with runners, elbow pullups, transition layups, and two 3-pointers. In the second, she barely needed to play, having done her work early.
Michigan found its footing quickly, though, and finished the contest in dominant fashion to come away with a 86-50 win.
Following Wednesday’s blowout loss to No. 3 Notre Dame, the Michigan women’s basketball team (5-2 overall) came out blazing in its 86-49 victory over the Blackbirds (3-4).
Among the problems exposed in the Michigan women‘s basketball team‘s loss to No. 3 Notre Dame on Wednesday: depth, or lack thereof.
While the Wolverines once held a four-point lead themselves in the first quarter, Notre Dame peaked in the fourth, taking a 25-point lead to finish with an 83-63 victory.
No. 3 Notre Dame found the blueprint to beating the Wolverines: shut Katelynn Flaherty down and Michigan’s offense grinds to a halt.
Against No. 3 Notre Dame on Wednesday night at Crisler Center, No. 22 Michigan will have to limit turnovers to have any real chance of competing.
Johnson didn't let the injury end her collegiate career, though. Instead, she stayed the entire summer to rehab and practice to get back into playing shape.