By Brent Yarina, BTN.com Senior Editor -
3 years ago
How big is tonight’s No. 1 Michigan-No. 3 Indiana game? Not only is sole possession of first place in the Big Ten on the line, it marks just the fourth time top 3 Big Ten teams have ever met. So, yeah, it’s pretty big. But who will be the most important player on the outcome of the game, and why? I asked the question on Twitter, and you can see Big Ten fans’ responses in this post.
Before I get to the tweets, here’s my answer: Jordan Hulls. The senior figures to be a huge factor on both ends of the floor. On offense, the shartpshooter’s capable of raining 3s and giving Indiana a spark; on defense, the oft-criticized defender could allow Nik Stauskas and the Wolverines to get a bunch of easy looks.
In other words, if Hulls can make a few 3s and stay in the face of his man, Indiana should win.
Here’s what Big Ten fans, including Purdue product Chris Kramer, think:
@BTNBrentYarina Zeller/Watford…can they keep Burke from attacking and finishing or finding shooters off Pick n roll situations?
BTN.com web editor Brent Yarina covers football and men’s basketball for BTN.com. He writes the popular uniform feature “Clothes Call,” which also focuses on the latest cosmetic changes across Big Ten arenas and stadiums. Read all of his work here. You can subscribe to Yarina’s RSS feed and follow him on Twitter @BTNBrentYarina.