Wolverines to host 10th Spartans at Crisler Center for Maize Out
Michigan hosts Michigan State Saturday afternoon in a Maize Out at the Crisler Center.
Saturday’s contest is the first of two clashes with MSU; the Wolverines will travel to East Lansing on January 29.
” Hunter Dickinson UM leads in scoring (16.1) and rebound (8.8).
Saturday January 8 – vs. Michigan State (Crisler Center), 2:30 p.m.
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The University of Michigan men’s basketball team (7-6, 1-3 Big Ten) faces off against intrastate No.10 Michigan State (13-2, 4-0 Big Ten) on Saturday, January 8 at the Crisler Center at a Maize Out game. Tipoff is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. on Fox with Joe Davis (play-by-play) and Jim Jackson (analyst) on call. Saturday’s game is the first of two clashes with MSU this season, as the Wolverines travel to the Breslin Center on Saturday, January 29.
To note: As of January 1, 2022, the University of Michigan instituted proof of COVID-19 vaccination or negative testing protocol for indoor sporting events. Face masks remain mandatory and must be worn at all home indoor sporting events. [ U-M Vaccination Policy ]
What else do you want to know
• Michigan’s game against No.10 Michigan State will be UM’s first this season against a ranked opponent. The Wolverines have played the 17th toughest schedule this season.
• Saturday’s game against MSU is a “Maize Out”. Fans are encouraged to dress in corn to show their support for the Wolverines.
• The Wolverines begin one of their most difficult game streaks, one in which they host No.10 Michigan State (Jan.8) and No.3 Purdue (Jan.11), then hit the road for the Illinois (January 14).
• Hunter Dickinson UM leads in scoring (16.1) and rebound (8.0). He has 11 double-digit scoring games with four best team games of 20 or more points, including 27 best of the season against Buffalo (Nov. 10) in Game 1 of the season.
• Dickinson leads MU with six games over 10 rebounds and five double-doubles, the team’s best. He’s registered four in a row – San Diego State (23 points, 14 rebounds), Nebraska (15, 12), Minnesota (19, 10) and South Utah (22, 10). Dickinson has also tallied over 10 rebounds in five of his last eight games.
• In 28 games last season, Dickinson had 25 assists in total. This season (13 games), he has already equaled that total, including four career best against Seton Hall (November 16). He has six games of 3+ assists.
• Dickinson has recorded the team’s best four games with more than 10 field goals and is shooting 59.1 percent from the field. He had 11 (Buffalo), 10 (San Diego State), 11 (Southern Utah) and 10 (at Rutgers).
• Eli brooks is second on the team with 12.9 points per game, scoring in double digits in 12 of 13 games.
• DeVante ‘Jones has made seven of his 11 three-pointers in his last three games.
• Eli brooks (24), Caleb Houstan (20) and DeVante ‘Jones (11) made 55 of 87 MU’s three-pointers (63 percent).
• Caleb Houstan (4.5 rpg) has grabbed 44 of his 59 rebounds in his last seven games.
• This season, Eli brooks rose to 24 for 27 (0.889) from the free throw line and 64 for 71 (0.901) over the past two seasons. For his career, Brooks is an 80% free throw shooter (0.808; 110 for 136).
• Just behind Brooks is Caleb Houstan, which has 24 for 30 (0.800) of the charity band.
• DeVante ‘Jones Michigan leads in assists with 50 (3.8 per game). He has eight assists this season in Nebraska (December 7) and against UNLV (November 19) at the Roman Main Event in Las Vegas.
• Moussa Diabate, who is second on the team with 6.1 rebounds per game, has appeared in nine games with more than 5 rebounds, including his last four. He had his first 10+ game with 13 against Minnesota (December 11).
• Hunter Dickinson (13) and Moussa Diabate (10) have 23 of Michigan’s 39 blocks (59 percent).
Michigan State Spartans
• One of the nation’s hottest teams, Michigan State arrives in Ann Arbor with an eight-game winning streak. The Spartans are 13-2 overall and a perfect 4-0 record in the Big Ten – leading the league with Ohio State (3-0) and Illinois (3-0).
• Michigan State’s two losses were to No. 6 Kansas in the season opener Classic and No. 1 Baylor in the Battle 4 Atlantis championship. The Spartans have played the toughest 16th calendar.
• The Spartans have played three real road games and are 3-0 – at Butler (73-52), Minnesota (75-67) and Northwestern (73-67).
• MSU is led by senior forward Marcus Bingham Jr., who is averaging 10.5 points and a team record 7.8 rebounds. He adds 39 blocks (2.7), which is third in the Big Ten and 23rd nationally.
• Another senior forward Gabe Brown used his best 37 three-pointers to get a best total of 14.5 points per game. He posted double-digit numbers in 14 of 15 games, with two games over 20 points, including a high point of 24 against High Point, when he knocked down six trebles. He adds 4.5 rebounds per game.
• Highly regarded first-year guard Max Christie recorded three straight double-digit games to take his season average to 10.4 per game. In his last game, he set a career-high 21 against Nebraska. He mixes 3.6 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game.
• Northeast transfer Tyson Walker averages 6.7 points per game while adding 78 assists (5.2 APG), the team’s best. Coming off the bench, second-year guard AJ Hoggard reflects Walker’s 6.7 points per game and adds 66 assists (4.4 apg).
• Michigan State is averaging 75.8 points (+10.3 against its opponents), with 40.9 rebounds and 16.9 assists per game. With 95 blocks (6.3 bpg), MSU ranks second in the country.
• Tom Izzo, now in his 27th season as the Spartans coach, is 24-14 against Michigan. Under Izzo, Michigan State won two national championships and 16 conference championships, while leading the series against all conference opponents.
History of the State of Michigan-Michigan
• Michigan and Michigan State have played 194 games, with the Wolverines leading 108-86 in the all-time series.
• UM are 69-31 in Ann Arbor, with the Wolverines winning seven of the last 11 meetings.
• There have been 37 games decided by under three points, with UM leading 21-16 in those competitions. The last narrow-margin match was on March 3, 2013, with UM winning 58-57 at the Crisler Center.
• There have been eight overtime games with UM leading 6-2. The last overtime game was on February 1, 2015, when MSU won 76-66 in overtime at the Breslin Center.
• Longest winning streak in Michigan: 12 (February 5, 1921 – December 10, 1927)
• Longest losing streak in Michigan: eight (February 17, 1998 – January 30, 2002)
• Michigan’s greatest victory: 49 points (61-12) on December 7, 1936, in Ann Arbor
• Michigan’s biggest loss: 51 points (114-63) on March 4, 2000, at East Lansing
• Most UM points: 103 (twice) – Jan 26, 1965 (W, 103-87); March 9, 1974 (W, 103-98), both in East Lansing
• Most MSU points: 114 – March 4, 2000 (W, 114-63) in East Lansing
• More than 10 points won: 56 | 10+ point losses: 44
• Series points: MU: 11 358 (58.5) | MSU: 11,027 (56.8)
Tuesday January 11 – vs. # 3 Purdue (Crisler Center), 9 p.m.