Indiana and Michigan are similar in that they depend on bench production from one player. For IU, that player is junior Will Sheehey. Michigan relies on freshman Mitch McGary.
Both teams need these players to provide a spark off the bench. Sheehey averages 9.8 points per game, while McGary averages 6.1 points. McGary is a key player because he is the team's leading rebounder (averaging 5.6 rebounds per game).
To keep up with McGary, Sheehey will have to contribute more to the stat sheet than points. He has shown he can can dangerous in other aspects, such as defense and passing.
Last Saturday against Iowa, he had five rebounds and three assists to go with his eight points.
Despite being just a freshman, McGary has shown he can play. He brings attitude to the Wolverines. Sheehey has to match the his intensity, especially if any of IU's starters are struggling.