Game Preview: Michigan vs. Nicholls State

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Tune in on Saturday after the Michigan/Ohio State game as the Michigan basketball travels back to the Crisler Center to take on the Nicholls State Colonels (4 p.m. ET, BTN Plus).

At a glance…

MICHIGAN Nicholls State
RECORD 4-1 0-3
PPG 73.0 59.7
OPP PPG 61.2 84.3
FG% 45.7% 38.8%
T/O PG 8.4 16.3
STREAK L1 L3

Team Leaders…

MICHIGAN Nicholls State
PPG Zak Irvin 18.4 Amin Torres 11.0
REBOUNDS Caris LeVert 6.8 T.J. Carpenter 5.0
ASSISTS Caris LeVert 4.4 T.J. Carpenter 2.7

Michigan lost its first game of the year Tuesday night, falling to the 12th ranked Villanova Wildcats 60-55. Nicholls State is winless to start the year, losing by double digits to UCLA, Wake Forest and North Texas. This is the first ever meeting between the two teams.

The Colonels have been led offensively by junior guard Amin Torres, who is averaging 11 PPG with a .462 field goal percentage.

The Wolverines have been led offensively so far this season by Zak Irvin (18.4 PPG) and Caris LeVert (16.2 PPG).

If Michigan keeps up the offensive surge, this game should be a walk through the park. The key for this team is ultimately going to be the bench. The star guys have been productive, but the rest of the team needs to put in their part for Michigan to continue the success.

Guys like Max Bielfeldt and Ricky Doyle are going to have to come off the bench and provide the height that Michigan desperately needs in order to compete with the best of the best this season.

Prediction…

I think Michigan will bounce back from their five point loss to Villanova and have a big win at home. I believe Michigan will win 72-49 with a 25 point performance by LeVert and 18 from Irvin.

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Von Lozon
Assistant Manager at TBHR. Senior at Central Michigan University double majoring in Broadcasting and Journalism. U of M fan since birth. Loud guitar and all Michigan sports are my passions in life. Follow me on Twitter @von_lozon