Game 14: Michigan at Northwestern Open Thread

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Michigan 88, Central Michigan 73 - #23
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Michigan’s quest to defend, or perhaps validate, its shared Big Ten crown begins this evening with a road trip to Evanston, Illinois. The Wolverines will take on Northwestern at 7 p.m. (eastern) in a nationally broadcast game on ESPN2 with Dave O’Brien and Sean Famham on the call

While there remains no official update on Tim Hardaway Jr.’s ankle injury, the junior is dressed and on the floor for warmups in Evanston.

Join in the discussion before, during and after the game in the comments section below.

Pre-Game Reading:

  • MGoTweeter

    90% of McGary’s fouls this year are on hedges

    • eddieben

      Coaching on footwork will help. It is actually pretty amazing how much he has been coached up already since the beginning of the year. His spaz factor has gone down cosiderably on the defensive end.

  • Scott Kremkow

    game seems to bounce between 20 and 26 pts, NU looks like a B1G bottom three team without Crawford and Hearn

  • Scott Kremkow

    Can U-M win by 30? sure. Garbage time may whittle any gaudy lead down towards 20 though.

  • DB

    They should take out Timmy now. No need to risk the ankle.

  • MGoTweeter

    ok I apologize to whoever it was in the other thread that said this game would not be competitive. Michigan has been as focused as ever tonight and NW never stood a chance

    • eddieben

      Ditto. My fears of a close game were completely unfounded. Hard to get used to having such a loaded team

    • mistersuits

      No worries MGoTweeter. But as much as I was confident about this game, I think the Iowa game is going to be far more competitive than we want it to be.

  • A2JD

    Morgan is grinding out a great game. 12 points and 13 rebounds.

  • Scott Kremkow

    In extended time, Beilein can play freshmen… whoops, wait. we already do that

  • Mattski

    At times these guys are shockingly good. Can’t help but look ahead and wonder how we’ll handle Minny and OSU on the road.

  • Scott Kremkow

    Biefeldt, Albrecht, LeVert, Akunne, Person, McLimans to get extended minutes tonight

  • Mattski

    Five guys in double figures with five to go.

  • DB

    You could tell Skauskas really wanted to hit another 3 before the game ended

  • DB

    When the starters left, Michigan was at 1.4 points per possession. That is insane in a Big 10 road game.

  • MGoTweeter

    14-0 Keep it going Blue!

  • A2JD

    That was getting the B1G season off on the right foot. Incredible performance.