Michigan hosts Purdue tonight (9:00 p.m., ESPN) in its first of five Q1 home games left on the schedule. Despite the calendar rolling into mid-February, this is Michigan’s first quadrant one home game of the 2021-22 season. How the Wolverines fare in these marquee home games will likely make the difference between an NCAA Tournament berth and a season that burns out before March.
Because Michigan and Purdue just played over the weekend, we’re changing up the format for today’s preview. You can still go back and read our standard game preview and game recap from Saturday’s game, but today’s story focuses on takeaways from the first meeting and keys and adjustments that will shape the rematch.