After taking part in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge earlier this week both Michigan and Michigan State play at home this weekend in games where they will likely be heavily favored. For the Wolverines, they will need to get back on track after their second loss of the season. Michigan hosts Iowa State in Ann arbor at noon on Saturday , and it will need to improve its offensive output after scoring only 58 points at Virginia. The Wolverines struggled to rebound against Virginia, pulling down only 24 boards. Fortunately, they are playing one of the worst rebounding teams in the country in the Cyclones.
Michigan State is coming off of a very nice win over Florida State in the Challenge, and they will host Division I newcomer Nebraska-Omaha on Sunday afternoon at 3 p.m. on ESPN3. Nebraska-Omaha is in its first year transition to the Division I level, and the Mavericks have predictably struggled. They come in at 2-5 with their only victories coming against non-Division I competition. The Spartans did take a big step forward in their win over Florida State:
The Spartans had by far their best performance of the season tonight with a 65-49 victory over a Seminole team forecasted to be the third best in the ACC this season. With the victory the Spartans secured a Big Ten win in the B1G-ACC challenge for a third straight year, and life, as they say, is good.
The Nebraska-Omaha game was a last minute addition to Michigan State's schedule.