Michigan and Purdue have met in several memorably games over the last two seasons. Most of those meetings were defined by each team’s inability to guard the opposition. The Boilermakers dominated inside with a traditional post-up offense while the Wolverines spaced the floor with Moritz Wagner in the pick-and-pop.
By the end of five great games over two seasons — including two games in the Big Ten Tournament — the previews started to write themselves. The two programs will link up for an early Big Ten test on Saturday (3:30 p.m., ESPN) but the old narratives can finally be put to rest. Both teams play a different style of basketball in 2018-19 and are ready to write a new chapter.