Michigan Basketball: 5 Keys to Beating Illinois in B1G Clash

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Michigan Basketball: 5 Keys to Beating Illinois in B1G Clash
Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports
Is Nik Stauskas one of Michigan's keys to victory against Illinois?

With the most critical juncture of the No. 7 Michigan Wolverines season approaching, the Illinois Fighting Illini will be rolling into Ann Arbor on Sunday afternoon hungry for a fourth upset of a top ten opponent to bolster its NCAA tournament resume.

Michigan won the only other meeting between these two teams earlier this season in decisive fashion. The Fighting Illini will be out for revenge at the Crisler Center.

Illinois has not beaten the Wolverines in its last four tries, but will a fifth shot at the Maize and Blue bring different results?

A loss to the Fighting Illini would cripple Michigan's chances at a Big Ten Conference title. The Wolverines are already two games behind the No. 1 Indiana Hoosiers and need a victory to keep pace.  

What does Michigan need to do to avoid a letdown against the Fighting Illini this weekend? Click ahead to find out!

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