How to watch
Teams: Maryland Eastern Shore (1-9) at Michigan (8-3)
Date: December 17, 2016
Location: Crisler Center, Ann Arbor, Mich.
Time: 3 p.m. ET
Television: BTN Network, streaming on BTN2Go
Radio: Michigan Sports website
Last Tuesday, the Wolverines got back to their winning ways as they defeated the Central Arkansas Bear, 97-53, at the Crisler Center. Against Central Arkansas, nine Michigan players knocked in a 3-pointer leading to a school record 19 threes in a game. The Wolverines now has five games with 10-plus 3-pointers in a game this season.
What do a U-M record (19) 3-pointers look like? Like this ⬇️ https://t.co/l39CiO1KF9— Michigan Basketball (@umichbball) December 14, 2016
After a hot shooting performance, the Wolverines look to build off of it as they take on another lesser foe, the Maryland Eastern Shore Hawks.
The Hawks enter Saturday’s matchup with an uninspiring 1-9 record. Their lone win came against Central Pennsylvania College. Michigan and UMEC have a common opponent in Virginia Tech. The Wolverines lost to the Hokies, 73-70, while the Hawks lost, 75-59, to the ACC foe.
For the season, UMEC is averaging 67.7 points per game. That is a large part to three players: Ryan Andino, Bakari Copeland and Logan McIntosh. They are averaging 14, 13.7 and 10 points per game respectively. However, the Hawks are giving up an average 80.1 points per contest this season.
Like the Central Arkansas game, Michigan should be in control for the entire 40 minutes of this contest. Everyone on the Wolverine roster should see time and young guards: Xavier Sampson and Ibi Watson should gain more valuable playing time right before Big Ten play opens on New Year’s Day.
Today’s pre-game question is:
With two non-conference games left, what has been the biggest takeaway so far from this basketball season?