Women's Basketball

Sophomore Amy Dilk has drastically improved her defensive rebounding.

After jumping to a nine-point lead early in the second quarter, the Michigan women’s basketball team’s offense hit a rough patch. The Wolverines endured three scoreless minutes, marked by unforced errors and turnovers. So naturally, they turned to one of their leaders — sophomore guard Amy Dilk — for a spark. She responded. In a span of less than two minutes, she hit a mid-range jumper, a layup and a 3-pointer, stretching Michigan’s lead to 12 and putting the Braves’ run to bed en route to a 77-57 victory on Sunday.

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In the second game of the season, the Michigan women’s basketball team showed again that it has many weapons on the roster that can step up and score in win over Bradley.

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After a stellar freshman season and as the only Wolverines player who averaged over 10 points per game last season, Naz Hillmon is on the top of the scouting report of every one of the Michigan women’s basketball team’s opponents.

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For a moment, there was a question. For a moment, Michigan was sputtering — first-game rust, working the kinks out of a new team, what have you. For a moment, it was tight.

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Jack Kingsley, Brendan Roose and Kent Schwartz contributed to this story.

Sophomore forward Naz Hillmon played at the U-19 World Cup in Thailand this summer.

Fifteen seconds remained in the fourth quarter of the gold-medal match in the Under-19 Women’s World Cup. The United States and Naz Hillmon were staring down the barrel of a defeat to Australia as, back to the basket, Hillmon posted up against an Australian defender on the top of the key.

Michigan coach Kim Barnes Arico is relying heavily on her bigs in the Wolverines' transition to positionless basketball.

For decades, basketball has been a mostly specialized sport, with specific, standardized roles drawn up for the different positions on the court.

The Michigan women's basketball team returns just two starters from last year's team.

The Michigan women’s basketball team is coming off its second consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance, and for the second consecutive season, the Wolverines have undergone a significant amount of roster turnover.

Presented by The Michigan Daily’s sports section, a rotating cast of writers discusses Michigan sports.

Before the Michigan women’s basketball team’s first game of the season against Western Michigan on Friday, senior sports editor Ben Katz talks with Daily beat writers Jack Kingsley, Brendan Roose and Kent Schwartz to discuss players to watch and expectations for the Wolverines.

Freshman center Izabel Varejao led the Michigan women's basketball team with 18 points in an exhibition win.

The Michigan women’s basketball team began its season on Wednesday with an exhibition against Northwood.