Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Penn State vs. Michigan Breakdown & Prediction

Penn State vs. No. 6 Michigan
Time: 2:25PM ET
Venue: United Center
TV: Big Ten Network
Records: Penn State 10-20, 2-16 Big Ten; Michigan 25-6, 12-6
Penn State stat leaders: Points – Tim Frazier (16.3 ppg); Rebounds – Ross Travis (7.3 rpg); Assists – D.J. Newbill (4.1 apg); Steals – Frazier (2.3 spg).
Michigan stat leaders: Points – Trey Burke (19.2 ppg); Rebounds – Glenn Robinson III (5.5 rpg); Assists – Burke (6.8 apg); Steals – Burke (1.6 spg).
Current Streaks: Penn State L1, Michigan L1
Point Spread: Michigan -14.5
Prediction: Penn State has certainly played Michigan tough this season, but I see the Wolverines coming into this game with a lot of motivation for revenge. The Nittany Lions handed Michigan its most embarrassing loss of the season. Michigan will look to correct that and make a statement against Penn State. Michigan also knows the importance of picking up a few wins this week to improve its NCAA Tournament seeding. Penn State might start fast, but I ultimately look for the Wolverines to take control and win comfortably. Michigan 71, Penn State 56

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