Looking at the other three first round matchups in the Big Ten Tournament.
Michigan built up a double-digit lead in the first half that was a four-point deficit by halftime. In the second half, Michigan was down by as many as 12. Fortunately for Michigan, Trey Burke was there to resuscitate the lifeless Wolverines.
The Wolverines travel to West Lafayette to face a confident Purdue team, fresh off a shocking road win at Wisconsin on Sunday. The first meeting between these two resulted in a decisive UM win, but last year's trip to Mackey Arena was not so easy.
We continue the series where we review the 2012 football season of Big Ten teams. This time up, it's Purdue.
The Wolverines had a long week to think about Purdue after last Thursday's enormous victory at Minnesota. Despite an dicey first half featuring some Purdue 3-point sharpshooting, the Wolverines eventually overpowered the Boilermakers in the second.