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Arizona Wildcats at Michigan Wolverines: How to Watch, Game Info, and More


Dec 11, 2013; Tucson, AZ, USA; Arizona Wildcats center Kaleb Tarczewski (35) and guard Nick Johnson (13) and forward Aaron Gordon (11) and forward Brandon Ashley (21) huddle during the second half against the New Mexico State Aggies at McKale Center. Mandatory Credit: Casey Sapio-USA TODAY Sports

After being ranked No.1 for the first time in 11 seasons, Sean Miller‘s Arizona Wildcats handled New Mexico State with ease, 74-48. Saturday will not be a cake walk, however. Arizona will travel to Ann Arbor to take on the Michigan Wolverines.

While from a glance this game seems to be just an ordinary match-up between a top ranked team and an unranked team, the Wolverines are not just another unranked opponent. Nik Stauskas has proved to be one of the top sharpshooters in all of college hoops, and Mitch McGary was a preseason All-American.

How to Watch

#1 Arizona Wildcats (10-0, 0-0 in Pac-12) at Michigan Wolverines (6-3, 0-0 in Big Ten)

Saturday the 14th

12:00 PM Eastern Standard Time

Crisler Center

Picture Box: CBS

Should you be watching?

Absolutely. This game has all the signs of a wire-to-wire contest. While Arizona may be the top team in the nation to this point, Michigan is 4-0 at home this season with an average point differential of over 39 points. In addition, the last two match-ups between these sides have gone into overtime.

Along with the competitive factor, some of the top talents in the college ranks will be on display. Freshman sensation Aaron Gordon leads the Wildcats in rebounds with 8.5 per contest, combo guard Nick Johnson leads them in scoring, and the stellar point guard play of transfer T.J. McConnel has proved to be crucial.

For Michigan, they returned potential first-round picks in the 2014 NBA Draft in Glenn Robinson and Mitch McGary. Stauskas has also had a breakout year for the Wolverines after an inconsistent 2012 campaign.