However, Suzy Merchant knows at some point during this season she will finally get 6-foot-7 center Madison Williams back after the redshirt freshman missed last season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament to her right knee.
Despite Williams being slowed to return, Merchant will also have at her disposal senior forward Lykendra Johnson who earned defensive player of the year honors a season ago.
Johnson also earned All-Big Ten honors from the media and coaches.
What else did Merchant have to say to the media?
Here is the complete transcript from Big Ten media day.