Women's hoops charting better course

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- There was this feeling two weeks ago, even if Courtney Boylan couldn't figure it out.

This sense that this season would not end the same. That after two years of missing the NCAA tournament on the bubble, it wouldn't happen again.

It didn't.

Michigan will play in its first NCAA tournament since 2000-01 today when the No. 11 Wolverines face No. 6 Oklahoma. The hump that seemed to hang over this program is, for the moment, gone.