The No. 4 Michigan Wolverines basketball team will visit the No. 1 Louisville Cardinals at the KFC Yum! Center on Tuesday in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge.
The game is scheduled to start at 7:30 p.m. ET and will be televised on ESPN. If you don’t have cable, you can watch a live stream of the game on your computer, phone, Roku, Fire TV Stick, or other streaming device via one of the following cable-free, live-TV streaming services:
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Michigan vs Louisville Preview
The Cardinals pounded the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers 71-54 on Friday, improving to 7-0 on the season.
They never trailed, jumping out to a 23-7 lead midway through the first half. Louisville forward Jordan Nwora scored a game-high 25 points, shooting 8-of-15 from the field and 4-of-9 from deep. Wing Dwayne Sutton dropped 15 points and pulled down 7 boards, going 6-of-10 overall and 2-of-4 from distance.
“I think our focus from the jump — our first 4 minutes set the tone,” Sutton said, according to The Associated Press. “I think we did a good job defensively. We knew they had five guys who could score and fill it up, and I think we did a good job for the most part of guarding their best players.”
The Cardinals jumped from No. 2 to No. 1 in the AP poll on Monday, overtaking the Duke Blue Devils, who fell to the Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks 85-83 in overtime a week ago.
“My job is for me to get them to understand that we haven’t arrived,” Louisville head coach Chris Mack said after the victory, per AP. “There’s no team that’s arrived. No team’s arrived. A lot of people are saying that we haven’t played anybody. A lot of people are saying we’re not there. Maybe we aren’t deserving. I don’t care. The only thing I care about is improving from our game today against Western Kentucky.”
Last week, the Wolverines bested the then-No. 6 UNC Tar Heels and the then-No. 8 Gonzaga Bulldogs in the final two rounds of the Battle 4 Atlantis in the Bahamas to claim the tournament title. They went from unranked to the No. 4 team in the country.
“We’re here to win. They believe in it, they trust in it, and it worked,” Michigan head coach Juwan Howard said Friday after besting the Zags for the title, according to The Michigan Daily. “At the end of the day, I’m just so proud of this group, and how they competed throughout the weekend.”
Wolverines forward Isaiah Livers led all participants with 21 points, shooting 8-of-11 from the field and 5-of-8 from deep. Center Jon Teske pulled down 15 rebounds and notched 4 blocks, both game highs, to go with 19 points on 9-of-15 shooting.
“As a senior now, I gotta be a leader,” Teske said, per The Michigan Daily. “I came in and I knew my role. Everyone knows their role at a certain point, and now there’s been a chance as I’ve gotten older, as a junior and senior, where I just gotta lead the younger guys, and just try and help the team win, and we’re having fun doing it.”
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