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Game Thread: Michigan vs. Youngstown State

Talk Michigan basketball with us as the Wolverines look to improve to 9-3 with a win over a subpar Youngstown State squad on Saturday night.

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The Basics

Who: Youngstown State Penguins (5-6)

When: Saturday, December 19th, at 6:00 p.m. ET (ESPN3)

Where: Crisler Center -- Ann Arbor, Mich.

Spread: Vegas: -20.5 | KenPom: W, 83-64 (95% WP)


Michigan hosts another subpar opponent at the Crisler Center this evening after beating #348 Delaware State and #252 Northern Kentucky comfortably in its last two games. This time, it's #257 Youngstown State, who hasn't defeated an opponent better than #279 Robert Morris and has two wins versus D-III schools. The Penguins are average on offense -- a jump-shooting team like Michigan without the shooters that Michigan has -- but porous on defense. This will be another game in which Michigan's interior defense may have some issues because Youngstown State starts a 6-foot-10 center, Bobby Hain, who averages 14.0 PPG and 7.4 RPG. But Michigan's offense should soar in this one.

If you want the full breakdown of the Penguins, read my in-depth game preview here.

And join us below to discuss the game as Michigan looks to improve to 9-3 on the season.