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Ohio forward A.J. Clayton (23) pushes through Capital University’s defense during an exhibition basketball game against Capital University at Convocation Center in Athens, Ohio, Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021. (Jintak Han/The Post)

Men's Basketball: What to know about Michigan

Ohio faces likely its toughest game of the season Sunday, a trip to Ann Arbor to take on Michigan.

The Wolverines are 3-0 and ranked No. 20 in the AP Poll, but they did play a close game against Eastern Michigan last week, only winning by five points.

It will be a tall task for Ohio, who dropped to 1-2 with a loss to Detroit Mercy Wednesday, to come away with a win.

Game Information

Opponent: Michigan

Location: Crisler Center (Ann Arbor, Michigan)

Date and Time: Nov. 20 at 7:30 p.m.

How to watch: Big Ten Network

Listen live here

Live stats are available here

Meet the Opponent

Head coach: Juwan Howard (fourth season)

Probable starters

01 Hunter Dickinson

02 Kobe Bufkin

03 Jaelin Llewellyn

05 Terrance Williams II

13 Jett Howard

Team statistical information

Points per game: 84.7

Field goal percentage: 51.1%

3-point percentage: 32.9%

Free throw percentage: 64.2%

Rebounds per game: 38.3

Assists per game: 17.7

Turnovers per game: 8.3

Series History

Ohio has played Michigan four times, but only one of them has come in the last 50 years. Michigan beat Ohio in the first three meetings, which came in 1964, 1966 and 1971.

In the most recent meeting, the Bobcats upset the No. 4 Wolverines during their iconic Sweet 16 run in the 2012 NCAA Tournament. The Bobcats were led by 21 points from DJ Cooper, one of the program’s best-ever players.

Player to Watch

Hunter Dickinson

The 7-foot-1, 260 lb. center was a consensus All-American in 2021 and has been one of the best players in the Big Ten since. He is averaging 21.3 points and 8.7 rebounds per game on 69.2% shooting through three games. Dickinson was also picked to win Big Ten Player of the Year and was a unanimous All-Big Ten First Team selection in the preseason media poll.


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