Big Ten Geeks: Preview of Michigan vs. Wofford

Michigan was rewarded for an excellent season with a 2-seed in Milwaukee, where the Wolverines will get their tournament started today against Wofford.

This is a serious David vs. Goliath matchup, as the Terriers have not beaten a team ranked in the KenPom top 200 all season. Seriously, look at Wofford’s schedule – what’s the best win? At Elon?

The Terriers do have a couple relative strengths. They usually win the turnover battle (good luck with that against a John Beilein team), and they are decent on the defensive glass. Perhaps most importantly for this matchup, Wofford has been quite good at limiting opponent three-point attempts. You can maybe take that fact and squint hard enough to see hope for an upset, but I’m not buying it. Michigan just has too many weapons, and the Terriers don’t have enough offense to keep up.

KenPom projects a 12-point win for the Wolverines, and I think that’s too conservative.

I’ll take Michigan by 20, with plenty of Nik Stauskas air-kisses for the crowd.

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Willie Erves on 3/20/2014 @ 3:02pm EDT Said:

Hey Buckeyes i got great news you lost lol im so happy you guys mess up my bracket i want to tell you thanks? You just made my day a good one? Now Mich i hope you saw the game and if you don”t play defense your going home like the buckeyes so get your butts in gear and play like you did last time and make it to the final four and bring that thing home so Go Blue unlike that other team we hate and don”t talk about and i hope all of the Ohio St fans cry there eyes out? Go Blue, One less red wearing team to worry about yahoo

lefty on 3/20/2014 @ 5:26pm EDT Said:

Willie, you are right. Poor the great Craft showed his true self, a loser.