Head Coach: John Beilein
Location: Ann Arbor, MI
Conference: B1G 10
Last time out: Lost to Indiana
Typical Rotation Depth: 8 players
Line: Probably Mich by 13
Offense: Love the 3
Fun Fact: Michigan forward Glenn Robinson III is the son of former first round draft pick and Purdue forward Glenn "Big Dog" Robinson Jr.
Fun Fact: The student section for Michigan has taken to wearing "Jorts" when the Huskers come to town.
Fun Fact: Walter Pitchford is from Grand Rapids, Michigan.
0 Tai Webster 6-4 194 Fr
15 Ray Gallegos 6-2 182 Sr
5 Terran Petteway 6-6 209 Jr
31 Shavon Shields 6-7 219 So
35 Walter Pitchford 6-10 234 So
10 Derrick Walton 6-1 185 Fr
11 Nik Stauskas 6-6 205 So
23 Caris LeVert 6-6 200 So
1 Glenn Robinson 6-6 220 So
52 Jordan Morgan 6-8 250 Sr
Last time vs the Huskers
Michigan came into town with questions about how they would respond this season after losing Mitch McGary. After a last second win vs. the Huskers they've gone 5-1 and seem like they have a good shot to lock down a first round bye in the conference tourney if not the regular season title.
Michigan shot lights out in that game including a half time buzzer beater in handing the Huskers their only home loss of the season so far. All the starters scored in double digits, led by Glenn Robinson's 19 points on 9-12 shooting.
Michigan comes off their first conference loss of the season where Indiana slowed things down and the Wolverines had an off shooting night. The Huskers don't need to grind things to a halt like Indiana, but figuring out a way to keep the Wolverines under 70 points is a key to winning this game. Do the Huskers have anyone who can slow down Robinson or keep Stauskas in check?
Michigan will probably stay with their plan of daring the Huskers to beat them from 3. Gallegos tied a season high with 10 3pt attempts vs Michigan and probably will take a few tonight. The Wolverines don't block many shots nor rack up a ton of fouls so Petteway and Webster don't need to worry about their shot when they can penetrate into the lane. You'd love to see Shields get going this game but it's not a great matchup for him. Last time out the Wolverines held him to 4 points.
The Huskers have proven that they're good enough to hang with Michigan...are they good enough to hang with them on the road?
Prediction: Michigan 78 - Nebraska 63