Back in 5 minutes to get us started. Might be a bit delayed of start as game before on host broadcaster looks like it is going to run long.
Let's get this going officially. Today's games sees the Michigan Wolverines travel to visit the number 1 team in the land the UConn Huskies
I am James your host and for the record long time Michigan fan. But have seen a lot of UConn this year and am willing to admit Michigan is in tough today.
Michigan has a brutal road record at 1-5 and are 15-8 overall coming off a victory over Penn State.
UConn is 20-1 with a lone lose to the Hoyas on their resume
It seems are start will be delayed by Michigan State pounding Indiana
Michigan once we do get going will have a tough time matching up with Hasheem Thabeet who is 7 foot 3 and a beast
This 2 teams have only meet once all time and it was over 70 years ago with the Wolverines getting the win 62-45.
Toronto Native Javohn Shepherd is a senior for the U of M and started the year as a starter but has since been moved to a roll coming off the bench
We have 2:11 to go with Michigan State blasting Indiana 71-44. Why thy have not just jumped to our game I have no idea
Manny Harris is Michigan best player the 2nd year player had 28 points in the win over PSU
UConn comes in with Thabeet having a great performance over Louisville.
I am using a game tracker to follow till we get a video here. UConn is up 2-0 and freshman Zack Novack has a foul for Michigan.
Perry makes a shot at the line and Michigan trails 3-1.
UConn makes a 3 pointer with 18 plus remaining
8-4 is the score for UConn with 17:37 to play in first half
We have video UConn now leads 12-8 with 16:10 to go
Michigan ball as it goes out of bounds.
turnover by Harris but Wolverines get it back.
Harris to Sims for Michigan score.
12-10 UConn and they turn it over and we have a time out on the floor
A Wolverines upset would go a long way in helping their tournament chances with wins over Duke and UCLA on their resume already.
But as mentioned they have 1 road win to this point all year.
UConn meanwhile just named number one looked impressive earlier this week agianst Louisville
Harris is rejected by Thabeet
UConn can not score and U Of M has the ball again looking to tie
Lee the miss from distance and a Turnover from UConn their 4th with 14:00 minutes to go in the half
Sims is fouled and heads to the line.
UConn scores of the rebound as Price gets basket for Huskies
Sims answers and UConn leads 14-12 with 12:50 left.
A long 3 does not fall for UConn.
Thabeet another block his 3rd of the game already.
Michigan ties it as they take it to the hole. tied at 14 with time out on the floor.
Wolverines unlike Louisville on Monday are taking it right at Thabeet and seem willing to live with him blocking the odd shot
Might be wise move if they can get some fouls on the big man
UConn ball on basline out of time out.
tie up and Michigan gets the ball as the Arrow points the way of the blue and maize.
Dyson missed a 3 as well Thabeet gets board and is fouled trying to go back up
10:39 to go as Thabeet makes the first and missed second