A hot 4-0 start including a tournament win was sharply dampened last time out, as Michigan Basketball lost ugly against South Carolina. Bad games are bound to happen, although shooting under 20 percent overall and under eight percent from three are rough even for an off night.
Michigan will have a chance to bounce back against Mount St Mary’s on Saturday evening, a team out of Emmitsburg, Maryland. The Mountaineers are 1-5 this season with losses against Minnesota, West Virginia, and Iowa State and their sole win coming over George Mason.
Like many early-season games, this one should not be too competitive for the Wolverines. It should be a good opportunity to find their shooting stroke again before a couple of tougher games in December.
The Mountaineers rank fairly low according to most metrics, while the numbers still like Michigan’s start despite the hiccup against the Gamecocks. A good effort on Saturday will only help those stats, as well as the team’s confidence going forward.
Prediction: Michigan 82, Mount Saint Mary’s 51
How to Watch
Teams: Mount Saint Mary’s (1-5) vs. Michigan Wolverines (4-1)
Date: November 26th, 2016
Location: Crisler Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan
Tipoff: 7:00 p.m. ET
Radio: Michigan/IMG Sports Network (for a list of affiliates, click here)
Tonight’s opening discussion question:
How quickly can Michigan move past their bad outing last time out?