Saturday, March 1, 2014

Minnesota at Michigan Breakdown & Prediction

Minnesota at No. 16 Michigan
Time: 6PM ET
Venue: Crisler Center
TV: Big Ten Network
Records:  Minnesota 18-11, 7-9 Big Ten; Michigan 20-7, 12-3
Minnesota stat leaders: Points – Andre Hollins (14.8 ppg); Rebounds – Elliott Eliason (7.1 rpg); Assists – Deandre Mathieu (4.3 apg); Steals – Austin Hollins (1.9 spg).
Michigan stat leaders: Points – Nik Stauskas (16.9 ppg); Rebounds – Jon Horford/Caris LeVert (4.5 rpg); Assists – Stauskas (3.5 apg); Steals – Caris LeVert (1.1 spg).
Current Streaks: Minnesota W1, Michigan W2
Point Spread: Michigan -9
Prediction: Michigan got a pretty good scare this week at Purdue, but the Wolverines are back at the comforts of Crisler Center for this game. Minnesota is capable of winning this game, but the Gophers are so inconsistent and coming off a big win over Iowa, I don’t see them stringing together another strong performance today. One big question entering this game is what will the game-winning shot for Glenn Robinson III do for his confidence going forward. Will that finally be the shot that flips the switch for the sophomore? If Robinson is able to elevate his game and use the talents he has, Michigan’s potential could be limitless. With or without a strong Robinson, the Wolverines should be able to handle Minnesota today. Michigan 74, Minnesota 62

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