Thursday, October 30, 2014

Incoming Freshman

From the Michigan Daily:

Though Michigan coach Kim Barnes Arico won’t be starting all five freshmen like Steve Fisher did with his Fab Five in 1991, she’s hoping that all five of her first-year players — coming from a recruiting class that was ranked 22nd in the nation by All Star Girls Report — will contribute meaningful minutes this season.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Katelyn Flaherty

The Detroit Free Press has an article about incoming freshman Katelynn Flaherty and how she will be looked on to score:

But if she is left open, Flaherty is not bashful about shooting. In fact, it has been made abundantly clear that she should let shots fly.
"Coach always says if you make it, she'll let you take the shot," Flaherty said. "She's been very open to me with that. But I've also learned to take better shots. Here, you can make a second pass or you can drive and kick, which I love doing. I'd rather do that than score."
U-M would prefer her to score.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Next:: Northwestern

Michigan travels to Evanston tonight to take on the Wildcats.  Northwestern is led by a trio of players who average double figure scoring - forward Kendall Hackney (16.3 ppg), guard Morgan Jones (14.7 ppg) and forward Danielle Diamant (12.6 ppg).

Northwestern in no pushover - they are 12-6, 2-3 in the Big Ten but only lost to Ohio State by 10 on the road and have a win over LSU.  This is an important game for Michigan as it is a chance to steal another road win, something that is always tough to do in the Big 10.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Next: Penn State

After a tough loss to Michigan State on the road and a huge win against the Buckeyes at Crisler, the Wolverines travel to State College to face the Nittany Lions today at 6:00pm (televised on the Big 10 Network).

Penn State has struggled a bit early in the Big 10 season with a road win against Wisconsin and home losses to Michigan States and Nebraska.

The Michigan Daily has a full preview here.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Next: Michigan State

Michigan travels to East Lansing to play the Spartans at 7:00pm tonight. While the Spartans aren't currently ranked in the top 25, they are still a talented team.  Porsche Poole is the leading scorer (10.6 pts/games), but they have seven players averaging 6 or more points a games. 

Michigan 70 Illinos 50

Michigan started off the Big 10 Season with a 70-50 win at Illinois.  While the Illini may not be an elite team in the Big 10, any conference road win is important and the 20 point margin has to help build confidence.  The Wolverines had balance scoring including 16 from Carmen Reynolds, 14 from Courtney Boylan, 12 from Jenny Ryan and 10 from Rachel Sheffer.  Sheffer added 8 rebounds and 3 steals while Ryan had 6 rebounds and 5 steals.

Carmen Reynolds reached the 1000 career points milestone in the game, and it was nice to see her have a strong game after struggling occasionally earlier in the season.