The Michigan Wolverines are just one game back of their Big Ten rivals, Michigan State, and most definitely need to defend home court on Wednesday when they play host to the Northwestern Wildcats. A strong home record is what generally leads to a conference championship, but Northwestern is generally the team that gets in the way of said home records.
Michigan should be extremely confident coming off of their dominant victory over the Wisconsin Badgers. Michigan held them to a season-wrost 31.4 percent from the field in that game. They've won 11 consecutive games at home, and the Wildcats have lost nine-straight on the road against ranked opponents. At home, the Wolverines are winning by an average of 15.2 points, while the Wildcats haven't beaten a top 25 team on the road since March 4, 2009 when they beat the Purdue Boilermakers 64-61. Below is the TV times and the like.
Game Date/Time: 6:30 p.m. ET, Wednesday, Jan. 11
Location: Crisler Center, Ann Abor, MI
TV Schedule: Big Ten Network