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The significance of Michigan hiring Barnes Arico

After the surprising departure of Michigan Wolverines coach Kevin Borseth, athletic director made a surprising hire: former St. John's coach Kim Barnes-Arico. For a rundown of the entire story, scroll through the stream below or use the menu bar to the right.

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Michigan gets first NCAA Tournament win since 2001

I got home from Stanford a few hours ago exhausted from a full afternoon of clapping and fist pumping, but after catching up on a few administrative things around the site and recaps of the day's games I got a second wind.

Their first round win over the Villanova Wildcats wasn't perfect, but it was a truly amazing day for the Michigan Wolverines program.

Glad I was there, proud to be an alum, even more pleased to see Kim Barnes Arico getting results so quickly, and look forward to even more fightsonging (it's a verb) on Tuesday against Stanford.

For more on the tournament, check out our Spokane region storystream.

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Who are the best coaches in the NCAA Tournament?

Before looking more deeply at the individual brackets, we take a look at the top coaches in the 2013 NCAA Tournament.

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Interview: Barnes Arico on her path to Michigan

After a tough loss on the road to Utah, the Michigan Wolverines have won four out of their last five under the new leadership of coach Kim Barnes Arico. Knowing how successful she has been on her unconventional path to this point, it shouldn't be all that surprising if she takes Michigan to new heights as well.

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Significance of Kim Barnes Arico hiring Michigan

It was hardly even clear that there was a women's basketball program at Michigan a decade ago and until the announcement of Kim Barnes Arico's hiring on Friday, you might not have known that anyone at Michigan cared about women's basketball.

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