|Northwestern||R Hearn 14.0||J Swopshire 6.6||D Sobolewski 4.3|
|Michigan||T Burke 17.9||G Robinson III 6.0||T Burke 7.1|
No. 1 Michigan plays host to Northwestern at Crisler Arena on Wednesday. The game tips off at 6:30 EST and you can catch it on Big Ten Network. The Wolverines defeated the Wildcats 94-66 on January 3rd and are 6-3 against them over the past four years.
Michigan is in 1st place in the conference, Northwestern is in 8th place.
In their last match-up, Trey Burke finished with 19 points and 5 rebounds in the Wolverines 74-60 victory over Illinois on January 27th. He contributes a team-leading 17.9 points per game, 7.1 assists per game, and 1.4 steals per game. For the Wildcats, Jared Swopshire finished with 11 points and 16 rebounds in the 64-49 loss to Nebraska on January 26th. He averages 9.7 points per game in addition to a team-best 6.6 rebounds per game.
Michigan looks to have the advantage in two significant areas. With the edge in field goal percentage (51% to 41%), the Wolverines should find themselves in a good position on offense. Additionally, Michigan has the advantage over Northwestern in scoring, 78 points per game to 64 points per game.
- Michigan has a much lower in-state cost per year according to Kiplinger than Northwestern ($23,019 vs $54,190).
- We're so much better than you, we get lazy. Michigan has come back to win after being down at half against Northwestern 6 times since 1997.
- Nik Stauskas is ranked 50th nationally in three-pointers.
- Michigan has a better conference record than Northwestern this season (6-1 vs 3-5).
- Be afraid. Michigan has blown out more teams than Northwestern this season (8 blowouts vs 4).
- Kids want to come here. Since 1998 Michigan has recruited more Top 50 high school players than Northwestern (11 vs 0).
- The Michigan three-point leader (Nik Stauskas) has more three-pointers than the Northwestern three-point leader (Dave Sobolewski).
- Michigan is a better three-point shooting team (40.8% vs 35.9%) than Northwestern this season.
- Michigan is a better shooting team (51.0% vs 41.6%) than Northwestern this season.
- You get an A for effort, but Michigan has emerged victorious against Northwestern the last 4 times they've played.
|D||J. Montgomery III||3||1||0||0||0||0||0|
|A-||Tim Hardaway Jr||34||16||5||3||1||1||2|
|A-||G. Robinson III||33||12||6||1||1||0||1|