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Michigan Women’s Basketball 2018 NCAA Tournament Preview

Michigan Wolverines

Big Ten (22-9, 10-6)

 

Big Wins: 12/7 Marquette (82-76), 1/16 at Ohio State (84-75), 2/22 Maryland (71-65)

Bad Losses: 2/1 Purdue (79-81), 2/4 at Rutgers (56-63), 2/11 at Michigan State (61-66)

Coach: Kim Barnes Arico

 

Probable Starters:

Katelynn Flaherty, Senior, Guard, 23.2 ppg, 4.2 apg

Hallie Thome, Junior, Center, 17.0 ppg, 7.2 rpg, 1.5 bpg

Nicole Munger, Junior, Guard, 9.4 ppg, 4.3 rpg

Hailey Brown, Freshman, Forward, 9.0 ppg, 5.2 rpg

Jillian Dunston, Senior, Forward, 3.3 ppg, 9.1 rpg, 3.6 apg

 

Key Role Players:

Deja Church, Freshman, Guard, 7.0 ppg, 1.8 apg

Akienreh Johnson, Sophomore, Guard, 3.7 ppg, 2.4 rpg

Kayla Robbins, Sophomore, Forward, 3.4 ppg, 2.3 rpg

 

By the Numbers:

Scoring Offense: 76.2 (33rd in nation, 5th in conference)

Scoring Defense: 62.0 (107, 2)

Field-Goal Percentage: 47.8 (10, 2)

Field-Goal Defense: 38.2 (78, 3)

Three-Point Field Goals Per Game: 6.7 (99, 6)

Three-Point Field-Goal Percentage: 40.5 (2, 1)

Free-Throw Percentage: 76.8 (13, 1)

Rebound Margin: 9.7 (11, 1)

Assists Per Game: 15.5 (63, 6)

Turnovers Per Game: 16.4 (222, 13)

 

Recent Postseason Appearances:

 

2016    NIT     First Round win over Wright State

2016    NIT     Second Round win over Bucknell

2016    NIT     Third Round win over San Diego

2016    NIT     Quarterfinal win over Temple

2016    NIT     Semifinal loss to Florida Gulf Coast

2015    NIT     First Round win over Cleveland State

2015    NIT     Second Round win over Toledo

2015    NIT     Third Round win over Missouri

2015    NIT     Quarterfinal win over Southern Mississippi

2014    NIT     First Round win over Stony Brook

2014    NIT     Second Round win over Duquesne

2014    NIT     Third Round loss to Bowling Green

2013    NCAA            Round of 64 win over Villanova

2013    NCAA            Round of 32 loss to Stanford

2012    NCAA            Round of 64 loss to Oklahoma

2011    NIT     Round of 64 loss to Eastern Michigan

2010    NIT     Round of 64 win over Kent State

2010    NIT     Round of 32 win over Toledo

2010    NIT     Regional Semifinal win over Northwestern

2010    NIT     Regional Final win over Syracuse

2010    NIT     National Semifinal loss to Miami

2008    NIT     Second Round win over VCU

2008    NIT     Third Round win over Southern Mississippi

2008    NIT     Fourth Round loss to Michigan State

 

*all team stats through 3/1

 

See All Women’s Basketball Postseason Capsules

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