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UPDATE: CANCELLED - The “B1G Tourney Round 2” Game Thread: No. 8 Rutgers vs. No. 9 Michigan

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Big Ten Tournament Second Round

No. 8 Rutgers (20-11; 11-9) vs. No. 9 Michigan (19-12; 10-10)

How To Watch, Listen, News & Notes

Where: Bankers Life Fieldhouse (17,923) in Indianapolis, Indiana

Tip-off: Thursday, March 12 at 12:00 p.m. ET.

TV: BTN - Brian Anderson, Shon Morris and Andy Katz

Stream: Fox Sports App

Radio: Live Listen - Rutgers Sports Properties Radio Network - WCTC 1450 AM/WOR 710 AM/Sirius 84/ XM 372; Jerry Recco & Joe Boylan; WRSU 88.7 FM - Justin Sontupe and Jake Ostrove

KenPom Rankings: Rutgers 27th: Michigan 15th; Rutgers stayed even since Saturday’s win at Purdue. Michigan dropped 3 spots after Sunday’s loss at Maryland.

Efficiency Rankings: Rutgers - Offense 108.0 (73rd) Defense 90.2 (6th); Michigan - Offense 113.2 (20th) Defense 93.0 (29th)

KenPom Prediction: Michigan 69 Rutgers 67. Rutgers is given a 44% chance to win.

OTB Guide to KenPom

Vegas Line: Michigan -2.5

Series History: Michigan leads the all-time series 13-0, including a 69-63 victory at Madison Square Garden on February 1 and 60-52 in the lone Rutgers loss at the RAC this season on February 19.

SB Nation’s Michigan Site: Maize N Brew

Key Contributors

Michigan - 6’7” junior Isaiah Livers (12.9 points, 4.0 rebounds, 1.1 assists, 40.2% 3-pt); 6’0” senior Zavier Simpson (12.9 points, 7.9 assists, 4.5 rebounds, 1.0 steal, 36.0% 3-pt); 7’1” senior Jon Teske (11.6 points, 6.7 rebounds, 1.8 blocks, 1.1 assists, 1.0 steal); 6’8” freshman Franz Wagner (11.6 points, 5.6 rebounds, 1.3 steals, 1.0 assist); 6’1” junior Eli Brooks (10.6 points, 3.7 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 36.4% 3-pt FG); 6’0” sophomore David DeJulius (7.0 points, 2.4 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 36.1% 3-pt FG); 6’8” sophomore Brandon Johns Jr. (6.0 points, 3.9 rebounds, 34.5% 3-pt FG); 6’10” senior Austin Davis (4.9 points, 2.6 rebounds, 69.3% FG); 6’11” sophomore Colin Castleton (3.1 points, 2.4 rebounds, 54.0% FG)

Rutgers - 6’6” sophomore Ron Harper Jr. (12.1 points, 5.8 rebounds, 1.0 assist, 34.9% 3-pt FG); 6’4” junior Geo Baker (10.9 points, 3.5 assists, 3.0 rebounds, 1.1 steals); 6’6” senior Akwasi Yeboah (9.8 points, 4.8 rebounds, 35.2% 3-pt FG); 6’2” junior Jacob Young (8.5 points, 2.7 rebounds, 1.9 assists, 1.0 steal); 6’10” sophomore Myles Johnson (7.8 points, 7.9 rebounds, 1.5 blocks, 1.0 assist, 60.2% FG); 6’4” sophomore Montez Mathis (7.5 points, 3.4 rebounds, 1.2 assists, 1.0 steal); 6’7” sophomore Caleb McConnell (6.7 points, 3.7 rebounds, 1.5 assists); 6’6” freshman Paul Mulcahy (3.7 points, 2.5 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 54.0% FG); 6’9” senior Shaq Carter (3.6 points, 2.5 rebounds, 57.0% FG)

GAME PREVIEW

Rutgers looks to beat Michigan in basketball for the first time in program history, as the two teams open the second round of the Big Ten Tournament tips off in Indianapolis. It’s a very weird time, as no fans are in attendance due to the current COVID-19 health situation taking place. However, the game is here and regardless of the uncertainty of the NCAA Tournament even taking place, let’s hope Rutgers plays well with the opportunity in front of them. Follow us on Twitter for live commentary and join us in the comment section during the game.

UPDATE:

With both teams in the layup lines, they were called off the floor and the Big Ten Tournament has officially been cancelled. More to come.