Who: No. 13 Michigan (21-8, 11-5 B10) at Illinois (17-12, 6-10 B10)
Where: Assembly Hall (Champaign, IL)
When: 7:00 p.m. ET, Thursday, March 1st, 2012
TV: ESPN / ESPN3
Radio: MGoBlue, 950AM, 102.9 FM, Sirius/XM 91
More: Pick to Click, Smotrycz breakdown
Michigan opens the final week of Big Ten play with a Thursday trip to Illinois. The Wolverines haven’t won at Assembly Hall since 1995 – their longest Big Ten road drought – and will look to snap that streak against an Illini team that’s faltering down the stretch. A win would preserve Michigan’s hopes of sharing the Big Ten title and continue to solidify the Wolverines’ seeding in the NCAA tournament while righting the ship after a disappointing home loss to Purdue.
In Ann Arbor…
In a business like performance Michigan handled a struggling Illinois team at home three weeks ago. The Wolverines outshot the Illini, won the turnover battle and shot more free throws, managing to keep Illinois comfortably at bay throughout the f...