BIG APPLE City is the middle of the school basketball universe again.
Madison Square Garden hosts the massive Ten identify game Sunday afternoon, and a couple of days later, the ACC and massive East arrive to begin their convention tournaments.
Plus, Tuesday evening, the city is absolute to lock up an NCAA Event berth for the first time in three years when Wagner and LIU Brooklyn meet within the NEC championship game in Staten Island.
If handiest Yeshiva’s first tournament run hadn’t just ended. Oy vey.
Michigan (+3½) over Purdue: Like I mentioned the day before today — and will most certainly stay announcing while I experience the Wolverines within the NCAA Match — don’t guess in opposition to John Beilein this time of yr.
Michigan-Michigan State placed on show at Madison Square Garden
Whilst there was a whistle, or a commercial, you might want to…
Despite how just right the Boilermakers have regarded all season, and once more in opposition to Penn State in the massive Ten semifinals, don’t financial institution on any workforce beating the Wolverines thrice in a single season (Purdue won the two meetings this season — both in January — via a complete of five issues). Michigan is taking part in in addition as any team in the us of a presently, having won 8 directly, and having simply ended Michigan State’s THIRTEEN-sport win streak with a strong all-round attempt Saturday.
The Wolverines are not nearly as gifted as a few of the teams Beilein has taken deep in latest NCAA Tournaments, but Michigan makes up for it with oversized confidence, besides as the such a lot spectacular and reliable protection — the massive Ten’s best possible scoring security this season, allowing 63.5 points consistent with recreation — his team has ever tested.
The Wolverines dissatisfied best-seeded Purdue in extra time in the large Ten Event quarterfinals remaining yr, and will pop out on most sensible once more, securing their 2nd instantly title — becoming the first again-to-back champions due to the fact that Ohio State (2010-ELEVEN) — in entrance of some other electric crowd sure to make Michigan really feel at house.
This season: 3-4
2011-17 report: 199-A HUNDRED AND FIFTY FIVE-EIGHT
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