Michigan women’s basketball roundup: Grading last week, this week’s major game

The Michigan women's basketball team improved to 9-2 with two wins over the past week. Here's a recap and a look at what's ahead.
Nov 20, 2023; Paradise Island, BAHAMAS;  Michigan Wolverines head coach Kim Barnes Arico speaks with
Nov 20, 2023; Paradise Island, BAHAMAS; Michigan Wolverines head coach Kim Barnes Arico speaks with / Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

We'll be ramping up our coverage of the Michigan women's basketball team and we apologize for slacking.

However, we'll be working on a weekly roundup of Michigan women's basketball either on Sunday or Monday moving forward.

Here's a look back at the past week for the Wolverines, as well as a quick recap of the 2023-24 season up to this point.

Grading Michigan women's basketball: Week of 12/10 - 12/16

So far this season, the Wolverines are off to a 9-2 start. Their lone defeats came against Ole Miss (60-49) in the Battle 4 Atlantis, as well as a 69-46 loss at Toledo.

That was back on Dec. 6. Michigan women's basketball bounced back last weekend with a win over Illinois on Sunday. The Wolverines took out their frustrations on the Fighting Illini with an 84-48 win. Jordan Hobbs was a beast for U-M with 22 points and four rebounds. She was 8-of-11 from the field, as well as 4-of-5 from 3-point range in the win. She was joined in double figures by Laila Phelia and Lauren Hansen. Both players scored 14. Hansen hit three triples; Phelia made two. Illinois came into the game 5-2.

On Saturday, Michigan women's basketball built a 15-point lead over Miami (OH) before cruising to a 75-49 win. Elissa Brett was a force in the win for the Wolverines with 27 points and seven rebounds on a 9-of-13 effort from the field. Hobbs pitched in with 12 points, while Phelia had nine on three 3-pointers.

Grade. A. . . Michigan Women's Basketball Week of 12/10 - 12/16

Michigan women’s basketball upcoming major game

The Wolverines will be back on the court on Wednesday for a top-100 matchup against Florida. Both teams are ranked in the top 100 of the women's basketball NET rankings, so this will be a solid opportunity for the Wolverines to add to their resume.

Michigan women's basketball is ranked 32nd, while Florida, which is 6-3, is ranked 89th. The two teams will meet in Charlotte on Wednesday at 6:30 PM EST. The game will be broadcast on ESPN2.