Nov 12, 2013; Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Michigan Wolverines guard Nik Stauskas (11) moves the ball in the first half against the South Carolina State Bulldogs at Crisler Arena. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Michigan Basketball: Michigan at Iowa State -- Preview


GBMWolverine Basketball TidbitsPosted at 7:30am — 11/17/2013

Michigan Basketball: Michigan at Iowa State — Preview

Wolverines Hit the Road

What: Michigan Wolverines (2-0) Vs. Iowa State (2-0)
Where: Hilton Coliseum — Ames, Iowa
When: Sunday 5:00pm Eastern Time
TV: ESPN2 (DirecTV Channel 209)
Internet: WatchESPN
GameTracker: CBS Sports
Radio: WWJ (950 AM)/WTKA (1050 AM).
Live Stats: Iowa State Site

Iowa State has won two lightweight games (UNC-Wilmington 95-62) and (Texas A&M – Corpus Christi 80-50), similar to Michigan. Iowa State has similar height as does Michigan.

To win, Michigan will need to play better defense, have the shots fall, and rebound. This game is not even close to a gimme and would not be a major upset, not even close.

Nov 4, 2013; Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Michigan Wolverines forward Jon Horford (15) grabs a loose ball in the second half against Wayne State Warriors at Crisler Center. Michigan won 79-60. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Against South Carolina State, Michigan played much better, primarily because the shots fell, and fell, and fell. Walton played a successful management game and LeVert again put up some good play. Stauskas had a great shooting night, but continues to be somewhere around average regarding defense and rebounding.

At least Michigan fans can be glad that the Wolverines attempt not to foul. In Columbus this week over 70 foul shots were attempted. The number was blamed on the new rules emphasis on checking.

Horford continues to be Michigan’s best rebounder on the floor, but that is about it, although at least he hit the scoring column against SCS.

As mentioned, do not be surprised if the next month is very up and down, good competition awaits.

As always tune in to see what happens (will the shots fall?).

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