Originally written on isportsweb.com  |  Last updated 11/14/14
Michigan Basketball will host Central Michigan on Saturday night at Crisler Center. Tip is scheduled for 7pm and the game will be televised on the Big Ten Network. Central enters the game with a 7-5 record and an 0-2 mark against the Big Ten (losses to Iowa and Nebraska). They will feature an offense that puts 5 shooters on the floor. Their leading scorer is senior guard Kyle Randall who averages 15.9 points, 4 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game. As a team the Chippewas are a model of inefficiency. They rank 285th nationally in field goal percentage (40.2). They rank 149th in three point percentage (34.4). Opposing teams shoot a comfortable 46.5% against Central which ranks 304th nationally. Trey Burke The #2 ranked Michigan Wolverines are off to the second best start in school history with a perfect 12-0 record. This will be their first game since they defeated Eastern Michigan back on December 20th. The players were granted an unprecedented 4 days off between those games so they could celebrate the holidays with their families. So it will be interesting to see what, if any, effect the long layoff has on the Wolverines. Michigan ranks 5th nationally in field goal percentage (51.1) and 7th in three-point percentage (41.1). The Wolverines rank 2nd in the Big Ten in scoring offense (79.4) and 3rd in scoring defense (57.2). An element that has been lacking from previous John Beilein teams at Michigan was rebounding. Michigan can now clean the glass with the best of them. They’ve only been out-rebounded once this season and rank 4th in the Big Ten in rebounding margin. Trey Burke is the driving force on this team. He ranks 3rd in the conference in scoring (17.4) and 1st in assists (7.1). The sophomore point guard runs Michigan’s offense like a maestro, creating a symphony on the hardwood with his brilliant play. Freshman sensation, Nik Stauskas leads the country in three-point shooting (55.7%). The Wolverines are a balanced team with many scoring options. They have 4 players averaging double-figures in scoring; Trey Burke (17.4), Tim Hardaway Jr. (15.8), Nik Stauskas (13.4) and Glenn Robinson III (11.4). With a win, Michigan will finish the non-conference portion of their schedule undefeated for the 8th time in school history and the first time since the 1985-86 season. Predictions: So far this season, Joe and I are both 12-0 predicting the outcome of Michigan Basketball games. We both like the Wolverines to roll in this one. Joe: Michigan 82-59 Rob: Michigan 88-58 If you would like to receive an email notification each time a Michigan Basketball story is posted you can fill out the Email Notification Form. Related articles Michigan Basketball Photo Gallery Michigan Basketball Recruiting: Derrick Walton and 2013 commits shine Outback Bowl Preview: Michigan vs South Carolina
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Malcolm Jenkins on McCoy trade: Could've gotten more

Does Romo restructure pave the way for Peterson?

Todd Gurley: 2015 NFL Draft Profile

Colts' Robert Mathis hopes to be back by training camp

LeBron thought Kyrie was a ballhog when season started

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Muhammad Ali rooting for a Pacquiao win over Mayweather

Report: Cowboys to restructure Tony Romo's contract

Blake Griffin frustrated with lack of fan support at home

Eli Manning expects Giants' offense to take off in 2015

Bruce Irvin apologizes for DUI April Fools' joke

Report: LeBron James calls plays, David Blatt repeats them

Auriemma blasts men’s college basketball: ‘The game is a joke’

Westbrook: I'm not Angry Man off the court, I'm a chill guy

Fourth man sentenced in 2007 killing of Sean Taylor

Players who could have their arbitration years bought out

Rookie of the Year: Should there be a winner?

What's next for the Phoenix Suns?

Aaron Rodgers to appear on celebrity version of 'Jeopardy!'

Dark horse Cy Young candidates

Final Four fact or fiction

Five worst situations at quarterback in NFL

Young sportswriter behind Cam Newton column speaks out

Tom Brady posts Photoshop as April Fools' joke on Facebook

College Basketball News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Dark horse Cy Young candidates

Final Four fact or fiction

Why WrestleMania 31 was an all-time great

Five worst QB situations in NFL

WATCH: Curry drops CP3 with crossover

Durant wants to spend career in OKC

This isn’t Tom Izzo’s greatest March masterpiece

Are the Angels being overlooked?

Top 20 players in the Final Four

Report: Tiger's plane spotted in Augusta

Moss shares story on meeting Deion

Five coaches already on the hot seat

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.