John Beilein watched his team win a share of the Big Ten title from his office outside of Michigan’s locker room in 2012. This time, however, Beilein and the Wolverines can settle it on their home floor where they’ve been dominant the past two season’s, going 32-1 at Crisler Center, including a perfect 17-0 mark this season.
After a lackluster crowd for their 58-57 win over in-state power Michigan State, the Student section should feature new life with most back from spring break.
Although Indiana, then the No. 1 team in the country, knocked off the Wolverines 81-73 on Feb. 2, their latest loss to the Ohio State Buckeyes at home and Minnesota on the road have opened up the B1G race.
If the Wolverines hope to beat Indiana and win a share in the Big Ten, they’ll have to keep and eye on Victor Oladipo and Cody Zeller. In the Feb. 2 Indiana win, Oladipo and Zeller combined for 36 points creating mismatches with Tim Hardaway Jr. and freshman Glenn Robinson III.
On Sunday, if the Wolverines beat the Hoosiers, it will mark just the fourth time in school history they held a perfect home record in a season.