Michigan Basketball: 3 things to watch vs North Carolina

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3. How will Michigan basketball guard North Carolina’s big men?

Since the start of the season, it’s seemed Michigan has had a physical advantage against every team they played, with the exception of maybe Seton Hall. That’s not going to be the case against North Carolina.

North Carolina is just as big, just as fast, just as strong, and just as capable as the Wolverines this season, so how will Michigan respond to this and use it to their advantage?

An intriguing matchup will be in the paint with Hunter Dickinson and Armando Bacot. Bacot, being a little bit shorter but a little bit older will match up tough against Dickinson.

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They match up almost identical statistically with Bacot averaging about 1 more point per game and shooting about six percent better (66%) from the field. Both are athletic, strong, and want to dominant the game, whoever wins this battle will win this game most likely.