Women's Basketball

Junior center Hallie Thome will be one of Michigan’s key returning players this season.

The Wolverines will raise their WNIT championship banner before tipoff when they host George Mason to kick off the 2017-18 season.

Junior center Hallie Thome was a preseason All-Big Ten selection after averaging just over 16 points last 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 came to Michigan as a highly-touted recruit but carved out a new role with the Wolverines.

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.

Michigan guard Katelyn Flaherty will play a larger role than ever in ensuring the Wolverines achieve their postseason aspirations.

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.

The Michigan women's basketball team will be tasked with competing against two top-25 opponents in conference play.

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:

Junior guard Nicole Munger credited Michigan's defense for helping the Wolverines secure a victory.

The Wolverines notched a 65-43 win over Grand Valley State in an exhibition game Thursday night at Crisler Center.

Sophomore forward Kayla Robbins notched 11 rebounds, two blocks, two steals, and two charges taken.

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.

Senior Katelynn Flaherty has played the '2' for three years, but is transitioning to point guard for her final season.

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.

Guard Katelynn Flaherty in a game against Rutgers on December 28, 2016.

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 not missed a single contest in her four years as a Wolverine.

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.