Game 27: Illinois at Michigan Open Thread

Dylan Burkhardt

Michigan 74, Illinois 60-6
Dustin Johnston

Michigan hosts Illinois on Sunday afternoon after a week off and hopes to regain its early season form before a critical stretch run. Dan Dakich and Bob Wischusen will be on the call for ESPN with tip off scheduled for 1:02 p.m.

Join in the discussion below before, during and after the game to share your thoughts, predictions and observations.

Pre-Game Reading:

  • jemblue

    We must be like +20 when Morgan is in.

  • Wayman Britt

    UM had good active hands on defense today, which is what you need on a perimeter team.

  • A2JD

    IF Levert and Nik keep playing like they did today, Nik’s minutes are going to go down.

    • jakelam2116

      Agreed. Lavert played his best game of the season.

  • Wayman Britt

    So will Caris get more of Nik’s minutes on Wednesday?

    • jemblue

      That’s going to be up to Nik and how he responds. Practice should be pretty competitive.

      • Dave Pratt

        If he keeps playing D with those active hands the answer is yes!

  • Mattski

    What the doctor ordered.

  • Adam St Patrick

    Mea culpa on Morgan — he’s the chemistry on defense. Not a shotblocking threat but the evidence is there otherwise.

    Great to see them win the hustle points today, and it looks like the mini-camp stressing defense worked to an extent. One more tune-up before the big games.