Michigan has a good team this year. Tim Hardaway is one of the Big Ten’s best offensive players. Jordan Morgan plays a tough inside game. Trey Burke has been a huge help at point guard and has brought some scoring punch. Zack Novak is the three-point specialist who is the heart and soul of the Wolverines.
This is a game with lots of intriguing matchups. Who is going to guard Hardaway, and who is going to guard Deshaun Thomas? Can Aaron Craft stop Burke? Can Morgan play even up with Jared Sullinger? Which William Buford will show up? And is a Wolverine going to be unconscious from outside, like Brandon Paul was when the Buckeyes played Illinois earlier this year?
I went to last year’s OSU against Michigan, and it was a tremendous atmosphere. The student section, called the Nut House, was ear-splitting all game and obviously made it tough for Michigan to communicate during timeouts. I thought the crowd helped to pull the Buckeyes through to a win — and I’m hoping that tomorrow afternoon we see more of the same. I know the Nut House has some new head cutouts — including Urban Meyer — that we’ll see during the game.
C’mon, Nut House! Time to get loud and proud!