Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Michigan State - Michigan: Battle for Michigan

The Michigan Wolverines are working their way back up after losing their number one spot and now they are 4. They have a road block though, the Michigan State Spartans the rivals of the Wolverines are ranked 8 and they want to move up too. I think that if the Wolverines can put up a win then they can capture the number one AP poll spot.

The Wolverines have been lead by the same people all season. Sadly for the Spartans their leaders are in their starting line up, and they average over 10 points a game. Trey Burke is their biggest participator with an average of 18.2 points and over 7 assists. On top of that Tim Hardaway Jr. is also a big threat averaging 16 points and a .484 field goal percentage. Then, you have to worry about Nik Stauskas and Glenn Robinson III. Stauskas averages 12.1 points playing center and forward while Robinson III has over an 11 point average and 5.5 rebounds per game.

On the Spartans side they have a great veteran leader with Keith Appling who has an average of 14.1 poimts and 4.1 assists. Also, they have 2 strong rebounders in Branden Dawson, and Adrien Payne. Payne averages 6.8 averages plus, he has an average of 9.5 points. While Dawson averages slightly over 10 points and only 6.5 rebounds per game.

Do you think that the Wolverines will be number one in the nation if they win. I do. Post your answer in the comments!

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