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Michigan vs. Binghamton: Preview, How to Watch and Game Thread

It’s time to shift focus to Michigan basketball. The Wolverines hit the hardwood at noon versus the Bearcats to wrap up the non-conference.

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The second-ranked Wolverines (12-0) hit the hardwood against visiting Binghamton in the final non-conference of the season.

The Bearcats enter at 4-9, but just topped LIU Brooklyn 68-67 on the back of a J.C. Show buzzer-beating three.

Show is a senior guard scoring 11.1 points a game, and hits 34.5 percent of his treys. He scored 15 points at Northwestern last month in a 82-54 defeat.

The leading scorer — and only other one in double figures — is freshman point guard Sam Sessoms. He racks up 17.7 points a contest, and also distributes 3.5 assists per. In a 69-56 loss at Notre Dame, he poured in 25 on 18 shots.

The Bearcats lack size, as the tallest player in the main rotation is 6-foot-9 senior forward Caleb Stewart. He snags 6.6 boards on average, just ahead of fellow forward Chancellor Barnard (6.3).

Barnard has a bit of a Zack Novak problem, standing just 6-foot-4 as an interior player.

Against the No. 331 team according to Ken Pomeroy, Michigan looks to tinker for one more afternoon before hitting Big Ten play next week against Penn State.

How to Watch

Teams: No. 2 Michigan Wolverines (12-0) vs. Binghamton Bearcats (4-9)

Date: Sunday, Dec. 30

Location: Crisler Center — Ann Arbor, Mich.

Tipoff: Noon ET

Television: BTN

Between this and the Great Lakes Invitational, plenty of Michigan sports to drown out the Peach Bowl sorrows. Comment in the thread below!