Michigan Basketball is looking to rebound after a disappointing game in East Lansing on Sunday. What can they do to beat the Boilermakers on Thursday?
Thursday night Michigan Basketball hosts the Boilermakers looking to get back to .500 in Big Ten play after losing their last two conference games at Illinois and at Michigan State.
Purdue is also looking to bounce back after a brutal game against the Illini were they only scored 37 points in their blowout loss. The Boilermakers shot just 25% from the field in the game where they gave up the first 11 points and were never in the game.
The Wolverines got down late in the first half against Michigan State and could never really get back in the game. They hung around for most of the rest of the game before the Spartans finally pulled away late in their 18 point win.
Michigan is hoping coming back home to the Crisler Center will help get them back on track while the Boilermakers are looking to pick up just their second true road win of the year. The only other road game they have won this year was a rare game at Ohio.
The Wolverines will again be without star forward Isaiah Livers who is still out with a pulled groin. The absence of Livers was huge in their loss against the Spartans. Livers is the leading scorer for the Wolverines and the best shooter this year. Michigan hopes he won’t miss many more games but they will have to learn to win without him because there is no timetable for his return.
So what do the Wolverines need to do to get a much-needed win against the Boilermakers? We take a look at three keys to the game for Michigan to come out victorious.