Although both teams are playing as well as they have been in years past, the Indiana vs. Michigan game tonight is a classic Big Ten showdown that any college basketball fan can still find themselves getting excited about. Considering their records, neither team can really afford a loss, so we should be in for a good hard fought battle tonight.
Coming off a First Round exit in the NCAA Tournament last year, the Michigan Wolverines have been having an okay season, but as they currently sit with a 13-7 record, they’re going to need to start reeling off some wins, and/or most likely win the Big Ten Tournament if they want any chance at getting back to the big dance in March. They’ve lost four of their last seven games but won their last game against conference rival Illinois to stop some of the bleeding. Michigan thrives off of their hard nose defense that’s only allowing 65.8 points a game, but their struggles come offensively where they’re only able to score a little over 74 points a game, which isn’t going to cut it in the rough and tough Big Ten. A second straight win against a conference opponent could be a much-needed confidence boost for this Wolverines team.
After a recent stretch in which they lost four of five games, the Indiana Hoosiers have responded nicely by going on a three-game winning streak, all of which have been against Big Ten opponents, to only put them two games off the Big Ten lead. With junior guard James Blackmon Jr. leading the way for the Hoosiers with 18.3 points a game, Indiana can really position themselves nicely at both a Big Ten title run and tournament bid tonight with another conference victory.
Indiana Hoosiers vs. Michigan Wolverines Viewing Details
Date: Thursday, January 26, 2017
Time: 9:00 P.M. ET
Location: Crisler Center; Ann Arbor, Michigan
TV Channel: ESPN2
Live Stream (computer): WatchESPN
Live Stream (mobile): ESPN App
Spread: Michigan -3.5
How To Live Stream Indiana vs. Michigan Online
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