Feb. 21, 2017
» The Wolverines are 13-1 this season at Crisler Center heading into the home finale. Michigan's 13 home wins is the third-best season total in school history.
» U-M is currently in third place in the Big Ten with a 10-4 record with two games remaining.
The No. 25-ranked University of Michigan women's basketball team (21-7, 10-4 Big Ten) closes out its home schedule on Thursday (Feb. 23), hosting Nebraska (6-20, 2-12 Big Ten) at 7 p.m. U-M will honor its senior class of Siera Thompson and Danielle Williams prior to the game. Children 18 and under are in free to the game and it is the final Workweek Hustle game of the season -- $5 for a ticket, hot dog and drink.
U-M will honor its two seniors, Siera Thompson and Danielle Williams prior to Thursday's game. Thompson and Williams were part of the first recruiting class that head coach Kim Barnes Arico brought to Michigan. Thompson has appeared in all 132 games since coming to Ann Arbor, starting all but four of them. Thompson is second all-time in minutes played (4,453) and is just 105 minutes away from Jenny Ryan's record (4,558). She is second in three-pointers made (232), second in assists (515) and 10th all-time in scoring (1,386). Williams has played in 112 games, starting 43 times. Her contributions do not always show up in the box score, but she has averaged 1.5 points, 2.2 rebounds and 1. 2 assists in 12.7 minutes per game. Williams and Thompson have served as captains the last two seasons.
Michigan has reached the 10-win plateau in Big Ten action for the first time under head coach Kim Barnes Arico and the seventh time in school history. U-M has won 10 games five times, gotten to 11 one time and won a school-record 13 games during the 1999-2000 season. U-M is currently third in the Big Ten with a 10-4 record with two games remaining. With one more win, U-M can clinch third place in the Big Ten and the No. 3 seed for the Big Ten Tournament. U-M has finished third or better in the conference just three times in school history (T-3rd, 1997-98; 2nd, 1999-2000; T-3rd, 2010-11).
Michigan is 13-1 at Crisler Center this season after seeing its 21-game home winning streak come to an end against Michigan State (Feb. 19). U-M is 63-23 at Crisler Center under fifth-year head coach Kim Barnes Arico. U-M's 13 wins is the third-best single-season total in school history.
Junior Katelynn Flaherty has continued her scoring ways this season, averaging 19.8 points per game on 44.3 percent shooting. She is up to 1,826 career points, ranking second all-time at U-M to Diane Dietz (2,076). Flaherty is now the sixth active player in the conference with 1,800 points and joins Ohio State's Kelsey Mitchell as the only juniors to reach that total.
The Wolverines stayed in the Associated Press poll this week, coming in at No. 25 with 53 points to mark a third straight week of being ranked. It is the fifth AP poll appearance under fifth-year head coach Kim Barnes Arico. The three straight appearances is the longest stretch of being ranked under KBA. U-M also came in at No. 24 in the USA Today Coaches Poll.
The Huskers (6-20, 2-12 Big Ten) are coming off a 67-64 win at home over Indiana on Sunday (Feb. 19). Nebraska has one player averaging double figures in Jessica Shepard (18.4 ppg, 9.7 rpg). Hannah Whitish and Nicea Eliely are each chipping in 8.0 ppg. As a team, the Huskers are averaging 62.1 points per game on 38.1 percent shooting while allowing 75.9 points per game on 44.8 percent shooting.
Communications Contact: Sarah VanMetre