Who: Pittsburgh (4-0) vs. Michigan (3-0)
Where: Madison Square Garden (New York, NY)
When: 9:30 p.m., Wednesday, November 21st, 2012
TV: ESPN2 / WatchESPN
Radio: MGoBlue, 950 AM, 102.9 FM, Sirius/XM: 91
More: NIT Season Tip Off Bracket, Beilein presser, Players talk Pitt, Opposition Q&A
Over the next week, Michigan has an opportunity to answer whether it deserves its top five ranking as it plays Pittsburgh, possibly Kansas State and North Carolina State in the span of six days. All three schools are high-major programs that will test the Wolverines but John Beilein’s team should also be favored in every contest. Madison Square Garden will serve as a realistic proving ground for a highly regarded but untested Michigan squad.
Michigan’s first test is Pittsburgh, a traditional Big East power that earned a top-six NCAA tournament seed in seven of the last nine seasons. Beyond last year’s disappointing season, when the Panthers still won 22 games, Pitt has be...