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Cleveland State vs. Michigan: Wolverines hope to continue hot start

In eight all-time meetings, the Michigan Wolverines have never lost to Cleveland State.

Jamie Squire

The Cleveland State Vikings visit the Michigan Wolverines in the NIT Season Tip-Off on Tuesday night. Both the Vikings and the No. 5 Wolverines enter Tuesday's contest at 2-0. The winner will head to New York to face either Lehigh or Pittsburgh in the semifinals at Madison Square Garden on Nov. 21.

Trey Burke has been the key to Michigan's offensive success so far. The sophomore guard is averaging 21.5 points and 8.5 assists per game. Burke has made 50 percent of his three-point attempts.

Cleveland State's hot start is due, in large part, to solid defense. The Vikings have allowed 122 points in their first two games. But they face their toughest opponent yet in Michigan.

The Wolverines and Vikings have met eight times prior to Tuesday, and Michigan has never lost. Still, Cleveland State doesn't mind being the underdog. Last November they upset No. 7 Vanderbilt in Nashville.

Cleveland State Vikings at Michigan Wolverines

Time: 8 p.m.

TV: ESPN 2