Michigan vs. Kansas State: The Wolverines play for the Preseason NIT title

Mike Stobe

Michigan hopes to leave Madison Square Garden as champions.

The Wolverines haven't faced Kansas State since 2002, but they will see a familiar face from the Big Ten on Friday. Former Illinois head coach Bruce Weber will be taking his Wildcats into battle with Michigan for the Preseason NIT title.

Both teams enter Friday's game with an undefeated record this season. The Wolverines knocked off Pittsburgh, 67-62, in the semifinal, while Kansas State outlasted Delaware, 66-63.

Since John Beilein took over at Michigan, Weber has a 5-5 record against him. The Wolverines took both games from Illinois a season ago.

So far this season, Michigan has had one of the most balanced scoring attacks in the country. Four Wolverines are averaging at least 12 points per game this season, including Trey Burke, who leads the team with 18 point per game.

The Wildcats don't have any player averaging 12 points per game.

Game time: 4:30 p.m. ET

TV: ESPN

Radio: WWJ-AM (950), WTKA-AM (1050)

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