Michigan basketball officially opens the Juwan Howard era on the floor on Tuesday night with a season-opening tilt with the Appalachian State Mountaineers (for all things bright and beautiful, stop scheduling them in any sport!). We previously had our first public look at Howard’s program during last Friday’s exhibition, but now the games count.
Below is all of the game info ahead of tonight’s matchup, along with the projected lineup and thread to discuss what happens live throughout the evening.
Date: Tuesday, November 5, 2019
Location: Crisler Center, Ann Arbor, MI
Time: 7:00 p.m. ET
Television/Streaming: Big Ten Network/Fox Sports Go
Vegas Odds: Michigan -16.5, O/U set at 147 points
1: Zavier Simpson (Sr.)
2: Eli Brooks (Jr.)
3: Adrien Nunez (So.)
4: Isaiah Livers (Jr.)
5: Jon Teske (Sr.)
Bench : Guard David DeJulius (So.), forward Colin Castleton (So.), forward Brandon Johns (So.), guard/forward Cole Bajema (Fr.), center Austin Davis (RS Jr.)
Walk-ons: Guard Rico Ozuna-Harrison (Jr.), forward CJ Baird (Jr.), guard Luke Wilson (Jr.), forward Jaron Faulds (Jr.)
Injured: Guard/forward Franz Wagner (Fr.)
Tonight’s conversation starter is as follows:
What’s your boldest prediction for the first year under Juwan Howard? Sound off below and throughout the game!