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December 2020

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DECEMBER 2020 THE WOLVERINE 47 BY CLAYTON SAYFIE M ichigan's women's bas- ketball season come to an abrupt end in March 2020, after the team had won five of its last seven games, including a signature win over No. 11 North- western in the Big Ten Tournament. Entering her ninth season at the helm and as the winningest head coach in program history, Kim Barnes Arico is aiming to continue U-M's ascent after posting a 21-11 record last year. "We were super disappointed," Barnes Arico said of last season, which was cut short due to the CO- VID-19 pandemic. "We had a great run at the end of the season. Our team was playing for each other, and we were playing for Kayla Robbins, who was our lone senior and went down late in the season with an ACL injury. "We just felt we were playing great basketball and really feeling great about our opportunities in the NCAA Tournament." An annual goal for the team is cap- turing the school's first conference HUNGRY FOR MORE After Canceled Conclusion To 2019-20, Women's Basketball Looks To Pick Up Where It Left Off 2020-21 BASKETBALL PREVIEW Junior forward Naz Hillmon was a first-team all-conference pick as a freshman and sopho- more, and begins this campaign as the preseason Co-Big Ten Player of the Year. PHOTO COURTESY MICHIGAN PHOTOGRAPHY

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