Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Michigan at Penn State Breakdown & Prediction

No. 4 Michigan at Penn State
Time: 6:30PM ET
Venue: Bryce Jordan Center
TV: Big Ten Network
Records: Michigan 23-4, 10-4; Penn State 8-18, 0-14
Michigan stat leaders: Points – Trey Burke (18.9 ppg); Rebounds – Mitch McGary (5.7 rpg); Assists – Burke (6.9 apg); Steals – Burke (1.4 spg).
Penn State stat leaders: Points – Tim Frazier (16.3 ppg); Rebounds – Ross Travis (7.0 rpg); Assists – D.J. Newbill (4.0 apg); Steals – Frazier (2.3 spg).
Current Streaks: Michigan W2, Penn State L14
Point Spread: Michigan -13
Prediction: The second half of Michigan’s win over Illinois was the best basketball the team had played in weeks. Penn State gave the Wolverines a little bit of a scare in Ann Arbor, but Michigan has new life in the Big Ten race, thanks to Indiana’s loss to Minnesota. Technically speaking, Michigan controls its own destiny in the conference race, as it can win a share of the title if it ends the season 4-0. I don’t expect Michigan to come out flat in this one. The Wolverines know they need to put this game away early and start preparing for its game with Michigan State on Sunday. Michigan 72, Penn State 58.

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