You'll find Michigan has an advantage in three key statistical areas. The Wolverines will put a stronger offensive effort on the floor with an edge against the Cornhuskers in assists, 16 per game to 10 per game. Michigan also has an advantage in scoring, 82 pts/game to 59 pts/game. And lastly, the Wolverines have the edge in field goal percentage, 52% to 42%. Last season, the Wolverines beat the Cornhuskers 62-46.
- Kids want to come here. Since 1998 Michigan has recruited more Top 50 high school players than Nebraska (11 vs 0).
- The Michigan three-point leader (Nik Stauskas) has more three-pointers than the Nebraska three-point leader (Ray Gallegos).
- Diaper Dandies love us. Michigan has recruited more McDonald's All-Americans out of high school than Nebraska (17 vs 0).
- AP voters think more highly of Michigan and have put us in the AP Top 25 more often over the past 10 years than Nebraska (42 vs 2).
- Michigan has a much better Kiplinger In-State Ranking than Nebraska (#22 vs #67).
- Michigan can actually jump, with more rebounds (37.4 per game vs 32.9 per game) than Nebraska this season.
- Even computers respect Michigan more. We have a better RPI this season than Nebraska (RPI: #2 vs #76).
- Tim Hardaway Jr is ranked 8th in the Big Ten in points.
- Michigan has a much lower admission rate (more selective) according to Kiplinger (50% vs 63%).
- Michigan players are more experienced than Nebraska players (9,502 minutes played vs 7,274 minutes played).
- Michigan is a better three-point shooting team (40.7% vs 31.8%) than Nebraska this season.