Juwan Howard is only in his second year as the head coach at Michigan, but the Wolverines are already closing in on winning a B1G regular season title.

Michigan can make that dream a reality on Thursday night, and against in-state rival Michigan State. If the Wolverines take down the Spartans, they’ll clinch the B1G regular season title and secure the No. 1 seed in the conference tournament next week.

Heading into the game, Michigan was a 12-point favorite. It was the largest spread in favor of the Wolverines in at least 25 years.

Michigan enters the game ranked No. 2 nationally and sits 18-2 on the season with a 13-2 mark in B1G play. The Wolverines suffered their largest defeat of the season on Tuesday, falling 76-53 to No. 4 Illinois.

The Spartans have won three of their last four games, which includes victories over Illinois, Ohio State and Indiana. Michigan State, at 14-10, is fighting for a spot in the NCAA tournament.

Thursday’s game is scheduled for a 7 p.m. ET tip-off and will air on ESPN.