Illinois Fighting Illini
Michigan has got to stick with this offense
In our Q&A, The Champaign Room writer Trevor Vallese discusses the current Illinois team in detail, breaks down the Illini’s matchup with Michigan on Saturday, and offers a score prediction that Wolverine fans certainly will enjoy.
With the line shifting in Michigan’s direction, this will be the largest Illinois has been an underdog since 2005.
Tomorrow, Michigan faces Illinois in the No. 8/No. 9 matchup of the Big Ten Tournament. Win and keep its postseason hopes alive. Lose and the season ends. Here's our preview.
Despite leading for most of the game, including by seven with three minutes to play, the Michigan Wolverines fell to 13-12 (6-7) at Illinois, who scored 21 unanswered points at the end of regulation and into overtime of their 64-52 win.
The Michigan Wolverines head to Illinois with a three-game losing streak, while the Fighting Illini are riding high off of a big road victory at Michigan State. John Beilein and Co. hope that, this time, their tenacity translates to a victory.
After a disappointing nonconference campaign, the 7-5 Michigan look to send 2014 out on a good note when the 10-3 Illinois Fighting Illini come to Ann Arbor. With a tourney bid already looking like a shaky proposition, U-M must defend its home court.