Saturday, February 16, 2013
Penn State at Michigan Breakdown & Prediction
Penn State at No. 4 Michigan
Venue: Crisler Center
TV: Big Ten Network
Records: Penn State 8-16, 0-12 Big Ten, Michigan 21-4, 8-4
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).
Michigan stat leaders: Points – Trey Burke (18.2 ppg); Rebounds – Mitch McGary (6.0 rpg); Assists – Burke (7.0 apg); Steals – Burke (1.4 spg).
Current Streaks: Penn State L12, Michigan L2
Point Spread: Michigan -22.5
Prediction: Michigan will probably look really strong in this one, but beating Penn State shouldn’t mean much. With the rough stretch for Michigan over, and the Wolverines back home, this game should be over early. Michigan knows it essentially has to win out to earn the Big Ten title. Penn State has had 10 of its 12 Big Ten losses come by at least nine points. The Nittany Lions don’t offer much on the court, especially on the road. Michigan wins and wins big. Michigan 71, Penn State 53.