|Who: Michigan (16-10) at Illinois (16-9)|
|Where: Assembly Hall, Champaign, IL|
|When: Wednesday, February 16th, 8:30 PM ET|
|TV: BTN (Eric Collins & Tim Doyle)|
|Radio: MGoBlue / WWWW 102.9 FM|
|More: Beilein video, Morris & Morgan video, Pick to Click|
Michigan has been relatively successful on the road this season. The Wolverines have already won games at Clemson, Michigan State and Penn State – three of their biggest wins this season. The challenge gets tougher as Michigan heads to Assembly Hall, a venue where Michigan hasn’t won since 1995, to face off against a very talented Illini squad.
A quick rundown of the Illini schedule leads to the immediate conclusion that Illinois is struggling. Bruce Weber’s senior laden squad entered Big Ten play on a 2-game losing streak and is just 6-6 in conference games. When you dig a little deeper, one thing becomes very clear: Illinois is a great home team. The Illini have just two home losses and they were to Purdue and Ohio State, two of the league’s top three teams. Things aren’t perfect in Champaign, far from it, but they certainly could be worse.
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John Beilein talks about the challenge of facing a very big Illinois team on the road, the NCAA Tournament picture and more. Notes and quotes, as usual, are after the jump.
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