Michigan can clinch B1G regular season title with win over Michigan State
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.