|Who: Michigan (0-0) vs. SC Upstate (0-0)|
|Where: Crisler Arena, Ann Arbor, MI|
|When: Saturday, Nov. 13, 7PM|
|TV: BigTenNetwork.com ($) Replay: 8pm Sunday BTN|
|Radio: MGoBlue, WTKA 1050 AM, 950 AM|
And we’re off. No more Belgian clubs, closed scrimmages, or exhibition games. This one counts. The competition isn’t all too tough, but with a team that expects to start one junior, one sophomore, and three freshmen, an easier start is probably for the best.
South Carolina Upstate is in just their fourth year as a Division I program and plays in the Atlantic Sun Conference. They’ve yet to post a double digit win total since their move do D-1 and totaled just six wins in the 2009-10 season. Despite last year’s struggles, Pomeroy predicts that the Spartans will be worse this year.
USC Upstate returns two starters and several other players from last year’s rotation. They also have nine freshmen listed on the roster. Mezie Uzochukwu and Josh Chavis both averaged around 8 points per game last season and will likely comprise the core of the Spartan attack. Chavis (37.9% on 140 3pa) poses a formidable threat from three point range. 6-foot-5 215lb Mezie Uzochukwu is an interior player and the team’s best returning rebounder.