Michigan women’s basketball survives South Dakota, advances to Elite 8 for 1st time

Wolverines will play Louisville on Monday night

Naz Hillmon #00 of the Michigan Wolverines dribbles the ball during the first half of a Women's NCAA Basketball Tournament First Round game against the American Eagles at Crisler Arena on March 19, 2022 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Aaron J. Thornton, 2022 Getty Images)

WICHITA, Ka. – The University of Michigan women’s basketball team punched their ticket to the Elite 8 on Saturday night with a win over the No. 10 seeded North Dakota in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA women’s bracket.

The Wolverine women, the No. 3 seed in the Wichita Region, defeated South Dakota 52-49.

Michigan will advance to take on the No. 1 seeded Louisville on Monday night for a trip to the Final Four. It’s the first time the women’s team has made it to the Elite 8 in school history.

The men’s team lost to Villanova in the Sweet 16 earlier this week.

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