Michigan is perhaps the hottest squad in all of college basketball, going from bubble team to pushing for a possible 6 seed in the NCAA Tournament.
After easily defeating Illinois, sneaking by Purdue, and defeating Minnesota, Michigan has now advanced to the Big Ten Tournament Championship Game where they will face Wisconsin, the tournament’s No. 2 seed. The Badgers reached the tournament final after victories over Indiana and Northwestern.
The schools split their two regular season meetings this past season with Wisconsin escaping with a close victory in Madison and the Wolverines earning a clearer victory against the Badgers in Ann Arbor. Wisconsin has famously been a squad Michigan has had a significantly tough time beating and the Badgers are 3-0 against Michigan in meetings taking place in the Big Ten Tournament.
With that said, Michigan is in the middle of a magical run and just seem to be that “meant to be” type team at the moment. We’re sticking with the hot hand here.
PREDICTION: Michigan 68, Wisconsin 62
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