The Wolverines will reportedly be without Terrance Williams, Brandon Johns, Frankie Collins and Zeb Jackson. According to Brendan Quinn of The Athletic, Jackson’s status isn’t because of covid.
Know there’s been a lot of questions about the status of tonight’s Michigan-Rutgers game. It my understanding Michigan will be extremely short handed— w/o Terrence Williams, Frankie Collins and Brandon Johns, while Zeb Jackson did not make the trip (unrelated to covid).— Brendan Quinn (@BFQuinn) January 4, 2022
So Michigan’s starting lineup will be just fine, but there isn’t a ton of room for error, especially fouls. If DeVante’ Jones, for example, has to exit early on due to foul trouble, the Wolverines will have to rely on freshman Kobe Bufkin, who hasn’t had a ton of playing time up to this point, to relieve him.
We’ll certainly see if this has any sort of affect on how Howard and the Wolverines attack Rutgers tonight, but I’d expect to see some unfamiliar faces on the hardwood tonight.
Michigan takes on the Scarlet Knights on the road at 7 p.m. EST.