Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Nebraska at No. 10 Michigan Breakdown & Prediction
Time: 6:30PM ET
Venue: Crisler Center
TV: Big Ten Network
Records: Nebraska 11-9, 3-5 Big Ten; Michigan 16-5, 8-1 Big Ten
Nebraska stat leaders: Points – Terran Petteway (18.2 ppg); Rebounds – Leslee Smith (5.9 rpg); Shavon Shields (1.8 apg); Steals – Smith (1.2 spg).
Michigan stat leaders: Points – Nik Stauskas (17.8 ppg); Rebounds – Jon Horford (4.6 rpg); Assists – Stauskas (3.7 apg); Steals – Caris LeVert (1.3 spg).
Current Streaks: Nebraska W2, Michigan L1
Point Spread: Michigan -13
Prediction: Michigan is coming off its first Big Ten loss, which could be a good thing for the Wolverines in the big picture. Perhaps it opened the eyes of the players to some of the things they still need to work on going forward. It should at least recharge the team for today’s game with Nebraska. The Wolverines can’t overlook the Cornhuskers. Michigan got a narrow 71-70 win at Nebraska on Jan. 9, and since then, the Cornhuskers have had their last five games decided by six points or lessMichigan 74, Nebraska 64. Nebraska is going to give Michigan its best shot, but the Wolverines should be too much for the Huskers at home. Look for a strong offensive output from Stauskas and the Wolverines tonight.