Women's Basketball

Sophomore forward Naz Hillmon finished with just six second-half points Thursday after scoring 18 before halftime.

Because of increased attention, Hillmon was only able to attempt one field goal in the second half. She still drew fouls and got to the line — she attempted six free throws in the half — but scored just six points.

Senior forward Kayla Robbins scored 17 points in Michigan's loss to Ohio State on Thursday.

In the end, the three outpaced the Wolverines’ (11-4 overall, 2-2 Big Ten) inside dominance on Thursday as Ohio State (9-6, 2-2) won 78-69.

Junior forward Hailey Brown shot 3-for-6 on 3-pointers in an 89-69 win over Michigan State

Sometimes, the shots just aren’t falling. Many teams can withstand rough spells if they’re at an easier point in the schedule or have favorable matchups, but the Michigan women’s basketball team was not that lucky.

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Sophomore guard Amy Dilk overcame a slow start to the season, coming on strong in recent games against elite opponents No. 8 Florida State and No. 12 Maryland. Her surge is a manifestation of what coaches expected from her, and what the team needs from her in order to meet their goal of the Sweet Sixteen this year.

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Shooting 92 percent wasn’t enough for Michigan women’s basketball team. Finally hitting its threes wasn’t enough. Michigan State kept fighting its way back into the game, getting on the Wolverines’ nerves.

Sophomore forward Naz HIllmon scored 11 points in the first half on Sunday.

Near the end of the third quarter, the Wolverines saw the game slipping away. 

Sophomore forward Naz Hillmon helped Michigan open up its 3-point shooting by scoring inside.

After Michigan’s first four field goals all came from right at the hoop, it was clear that its offense against Penn State would run through the paint. 

Junior forward Hailey Brown scored 15 points on Tuesday.

After two straight losses to ranked teams, Michigan came out guns blazing on Tuesday afternoon. With quick inside points and a defense that confounded Penn State, nothing was going to stop its enthusiasm.

Sophomore guard Amy Dilk scored seven of Michigan's 14 first-quarter points.

Midway through the fourth quarter, Michigan was right in it. 

A pair of layups from sophomore and senior forwards Naz Hillmon and Kayla Robbins cut Maryland’s lead to seven, and with shots finally falling, the Wolverines looked poised to stage a comeback. 

Sophomore guard Amy Dilk finished with 26 points on Sunday against Florida State.

But the No. 24 Wolverines (9-2) couldn’t take this momentum into the second half, en route to a 79-69 loss to No. 8 Florida State (12-0). They couldn’t convert on the offensive end to start the third quarter, while the Seminoles fed their bigs in the paint with success. Sophomore forward Naz Hillmon and junior forward Hailey Brown both picked up two fouls in the first half, and had to play conservative defensively. Florida State had taken a five point lead before Michigan scored in the second half — over four minutes into the half.