Michigan Basketball: Big Ten Tournament -- Wolverines faces Iowa Hawkeyes

Posted at 6:00am — 3/9/2009

Michigan Basketball: Big Ten Tournament — Wolverines faces Iowa Hawkeyes

The 2009 Men’s Basketball Big Ten tournament field is set. Seventh seed Michigan faces the Iowa Hawkeyes, looking to get a little revenge on the Hawkeyes after their overtime loss to them on February 22.

Michigan will tip off Thursday afternoon at 2:30pm EDT on ESPN2 from the Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana. Actually, I like where Michigan is right now in their seeding and who they play, who they could play, etc.

They have beaten Iowa at home, then in their second meeting, lost in overtime, a game which Michigan did not play their best basketball. (That day they looked liked they had played the game before even the tip-off.)

If, or should we say when, Michigan beats Iowa they will face Illinois who will have a lot of fans there. I think Michigan has a good chance in that game as well, since they beat them at home 74-64 and lost 66-51 at Illinois.

This is a different team on the road, but this past year we have seen what this team can do on a somewhat neutral court by beating UCLA.

There’s a lot of work to do and ground to cover for this team to make the final four in the Big Ten tournament, where they’ll face either Purdue or the Penn State / Indiana winner. They have a good shot if they play their own game, show up prepared to play basketball, and show the hunger, intensity, get-after-it attitude that this team has sporadically demonstrated this year, especially against the top teams.

Good luck Michigan Wolverines Mens Basketball team — Go Blue!

Thursday March 12:
Game 1: #8 Minnesota vs. #9 Northwestern at 12:00 EDT. (BTN).
Game 2: #7 Michigan vs. #10 Iowa at 2:30pm EDT. (ESPN2).
Game 3: #6 Penn State vs. #11 Indiana at 5:00pm EDT. (ESPN2).

Friday March 13:
Game 4: #1 Michigan State vs. Game 1 Winner at 12:00pm EDT (ESPN).
Game 5: #4 Wisconsin vs. #5 Ohio State at 2:30pm EDT. (ESPN).
Game 6: #2 Illinois vs. Game 2 Winner at 6:30pm EDT. (BTN).
Game 7: #3 Purdue vs. Game 3 Winner at 9:00pm EDT. (BTN).

Saturday March 14:
Game 8: Game 4 Winner vs. Game 5 Winner at 1:40pm EDT. (CBS).
Game 9: Game 6 Winner vs. Game 7 Winner at 4:05pm EDT. (CBS).

Sunday March 15:
Game 10: Game 8 Winner vs. Game 9 Winner at 3:30pm EDT. (CBS).

You can click on the bracket to make it larger to see.

All-session and single-session tickets to the Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament can be purchased through the Conseco Fieldhouse box office, Ticketmaster outlets, www.ticketmaster.com, or by calling Ticketmaster at (317) 239-5151.

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