Michigan vs. Pittsburgh: Wolverines face Panthers at Madison Square Garden

Gregory Shamus

Michigan heads to New York to take on PIttsburgh in the semifinals of the NIT Tip-Off Classic.

The No. 4 Michigan Wolverines have advanced to the semifinals of the NIT Tip-Off in New York City, where they will take on the Pittsburgh Panthers at Madison Square Garden. A win there would move them into the final game against the winner of the other semifinal, which features the Kansas State Wildcats and Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens.

The Panthers enter the game unranked and haven't been tested much this season. They did get a fight from the Oakland Golden Grizzlies, however, who took them to overtime in a game that the Panthers eventually pulled out last Saturday. The Panthers are led by three players: Talib Zanna, Tray Woodall and J.J. Moore. Those three are averaging 14.0 points, 13.8 points and 13.3 points per game, respectively, and will power the Pitt offense.

Michigan, meanwhile, hasn't been given a test like it could face against the Panthers, but the Wolverines' early-season games have gone much smoother. They have yet to finish a game with a margin of victory of fewer than 30 points, but that's likely to change on Wednesday night. Tip is at 9:30 p.m. ET on ESPN2.

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