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The “Rock The RAC” Game Thread: No. 7 Michigan At Rutgers

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Includes how to watch and game preview, as well as join us in the comment section during the action

NCAA Basketball: Michigan State at Rutgers Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

Michigan (20-2; 9-2) At Rutgers (11-10; 4-7)

How To Watch, Listen, News & Notes

Where: The RAC in Piscataway, New Jersey (SOLD OUT)

Tip-off: Tuesday, February 5th at 8:00 p.m. ET

TV: BTN - Brandon Gaudin & Shon Morris

Stream: BTN2GO

Radio: Live Listen - WCTC 1450 AM/WOR 710 AM/XM 388 - Jerry Recco & Joe Boylan; WRSU 88.7 FM - Justin Sontupe & Sam Marsdale

KenPom Rankings: Rutgers #95; Michigan #6

(Rutgers has back 5 spots since the 14 point loss to Ohio State)

KenPom Prediction: Michigan 66 Rutgers 56; Rutgers has an 19% chance to win.

Vegas Line: Michigan -10

Series History: Michigan leads 10-0 all-time, including meetings in the 1976 Final Four and 2004 NIT Championship. The last time these programs met, Michigan won 62-47 last January in Ann Arbor.

SB Nation Michigan site: Maize n Brew

Game 21 recap & four thoughts

Uniform Note: Rutgers wear alternate “Harlem Renaissance Collection” uniforms created by adidas to celebrate Black History Month.

GAME PREVIEW

Rutgers has an amazing opportunity tonight in front of a sold out RAC and the full spotlight of the Big Ten shining on them. It will be a tall task, but it’s possible. I disagree with the notion that Rutgers needs to play a perfect game or shoot the lights out to beat Michigan. The Wolverines are not an elite offensive team this season and have averaged 61 points in their last five games. Rutgers needs to continue with the winning formula they developed during their Big Ten victories so far. Stout defense, attacking the rim, get to the free throw line and rebound. Tonight is a major challenge but it’s an exciting test to watch this young team go through.

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