Next up for #24 Michigan(13-4, 3-2) is a home game against Ohio State (12-3, 2-2). Michigan beat the Buckeyes at Crisler arena last year and will hopefully do just that again on Saturday night. The game is scheduled to tip off at 8pm and will be televised on the Big Ten Network.
Ohio State is lead by sophomore Evan Turner the 6-7 wing has a versatile game and can score in bunches. He comes into Crisler with a nice stat line of 15.7 ppg, 6.9 rpg, and 2.7 apg. The young Buckeyes team also features sophomore guard Jon Diebler who can knock down the three pointers in a hurry. Freshmen guard William Buford has stepped up in the absence of David Lighty and has provided Ohio State with a 10 point per game scorer. The Buckeyes also feature a highly regarded big man in freshmen BJ Mullens.
In their last game the Buckeyes beat up on Indiana 77-53 in Columbus. Michigan is coming of the loss at Illinois.
I would expect that DeShawn Sims will rebound from his off night Wednesday and play a strong game. It should be a packed house to watch this game as Michigan is honoring the 1989 National Championship team at halftime. So there should be some buzz in the air.
In addition to Peedi bouncing back in this big home game I also expect that Michigan’s three point shooting will be back on track to the tune of 10+ from downtown.
It would be nice to get this win and head out to State College with a little momentum.