ANN ARBOR, me. – Michigan basketball has rescheduled home games against Michigan State, Illinois and Iowa after several matches were postponed by a three-week gap.
Wolverines postponed five games after that state officials compelled the U of M athletics department to shut down completely for two weeks. Michigan ended up going 23 days without playing a game.
Two of those five games – home games against Michigan State and Illinois – will now be made, the university announced.
To make room for those games on the schedule, the Iowa games were moved.
Here’s how to play the final six games of the Michigan schedule:
February 21: at No. 4 Ohio State
February 25: vs. 11 Iowa
February 27: in Indiana
March 2: vs. No. 5 Illinois
March 4: vs. Michigan State
March 7: at Michigan State
The Iowa games were originally scheduled to take place March 4, but now, the Wolverines will finish the season home and home against rivals in the state of Michigan State.
Ohio State, Iowa and Illinois were the top three teams at the conference, apart from Michigan. Indiana is also a team of the NCAA Tournament, and it will be a tough test on the road.
Currently, Michigan has just one loss and is leading a two-game lead in the losing column over Illinois. But with this schedule, Juwan Howard’s team really has to get their hands on the Top Ten championship banner.
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