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2017 B1G Tourney PREVIEW: Purdue v. Michigan

Purdue should win. Just like they should’ve won last time, but definitely did not.

NCAA Basketball: Big Ten Conference Tournament-Illinois vs Michigan
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Purdue plays Michigan at noon in Washington DC at the Verizon Center.

Purdue should win this game. Purdue has a monstrous advantage inside. Purdue is a better defensive team than Michigan.

That said.

Mo Wagner is hot. Derrik Walton Jr. is hot. Michigan has found it’s rhythm late in the season and can go on big runs. Yeah, the Wolverines are surely tired after WindyPlaneGate and a Thursday game. But if they’re shooting confident jump shots...

Purdue is essentially playing for a 3 or 4 seed in the NCAA Tourney. Michigan is locked in at a 9 seed, unless they beat Purdue and win again Saturday, then we’re possibly looking at the Wolverines pulling a 7 seed.

Some questions:

SHOULD I BE WATCHING THIS GAME

Yes, you should. The game is on during lunch. It’s March. Watching hoops during your lunch during March is American tradition. It’s a contrast of styles and This.Is.March so you never know how the game will play out.

WHAT JERSEYS WILL MICHIGAN BE WEARING

Their normal game jerseys. See, now you have an office water cooler talking point. You’re welcome.